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Bases and Application of Piping Flexibility to ASME B31 Codes Master Class

Learn how to design safe piping systems that meet the international standard - American Society of Mechanical Engineers B31.1 Power Piping Code and B31.3 Process Piping Code.

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Overview

Learn how to design safe piping systems that meet the international standard - American Society of Mechanical Engineers B31.1 Power Piping Code and B31.3 Process Piping Code.

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) has been defining piping safety since 1922, with it's B31 Codes considered as the standards of best practice in many countries across the globe.

This four-day interactive Master Class provides an in-depth review of the bases for the rules and practical applications of the B31.1 Power Piping Code and B31.3 Process Piping Code by the organisation responsible for them.

You'll learn the detailed design procedures, and the significant assumptions and available options in piping design from an ASME facilitator (USA).

Real world case studies and activities will be used to demonstrate how the rules are to be applied in practice and how the options can influence the final design. Examples are reviewed showing how outputs from computer analysis can be broken down into understandable pieces and verified that the results are consistent with the actual behaviour of the piping system.

Participants are encouraged to bring examples of real issues they have experienced for analyses and class discussion.

Special requirements

Each student must bring his or her own calculator.

This course is run exclusively by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers with Engineering Education Australia.

Details
Price
$2,805
EA members
$3,300
Non-members

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Duration
2 days
Price
$1,990.01
EA members
$2,341.19
Non-members

EA members get 15% off on selected workshops and training. Not a member? Sign up now

Duration
18 Hours
Additional Information

This course will be run over 4 x 8:30am - 1:00pm AEST sessions on 9-12 November 2021.

Registration for this course will close at 11:59pm AEST on Thursday 4 November 2021.

We can customise this course for groups of six or more.

You choose the time, place, duration and format.

Find out how we can help you and your team by completing an enquiry form or calling us on +61 3 9321 1700.

Duration
Customisable
Delivery
Online
Learning outcomes
  • Define the analytical basis of piping design rules contained in either the ASME B31.1 Power Piping Code or B31.3 Process Piping Code
  • Evaluate the significance of the modeling assumptions and how they affect the final design
  • Apply the step-by-step design logic for reviewing stress analysis outputs and determine how to locate and resolve problems
  • Interpret the significance of the calculated stresses and the importance of stress categories
Is this course for you?

Is this course for you?

Relevant for piping engineers/designers, developers of piping analysis design software, as well as managers/supervisors of piping design activities.

Prerequisites

This course is has been designed for participants with a basic understanding of ASME B31.1 or B31.3 Piping Codes and/or have previously attended the B31.3 Process Piping Code training course.

Topics we'll cover

Topics we'll cover

Review of Design Criteria and Piping Analysis Requirements

  • History of Piping Code Requirements
  • Analysis options advantages of different approaches

Basic of Analysis Modeling Assumptions

  • Design for Friction versus including in analysis model
  • Significance of Calculated Stresses
  • Significance of Calculated Loads and Load Cases
  • Interface with equipment and other piping systems

Parameters Affecting Interface Loads

  • Anchor Stiffness
  • Support Stiffness and Gaps
  • Expansion Joints
  • Non-linear restraints and boundary conditions

Detailed Review of Design Analysis Outputs

Design Procedure

  • Expansion joints in analysis and hand calculations
  • Procedures and techniques for checking piping analysis
  • Importance of control points in piping models
  • Truly checking analysis vs. stopping when you get the answer you want to hear

Worked Examples

  • Large diameter models
  • Small piping and decoupling methods
  • SIF and Flexibility factors
  • Evaluating sensitivity of models

Summary and Wrap-up

Facilitator
Jim E. Meyer P.E.
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