Learn global best practice in pressure vessel design and construction as outlined in The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code.
The ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, which originated more than a hundred years ago, is an international standard that regulates the design, fabrication and inspection of boilers and pressure vessels, and nuclear power plant components during construction.
Based on the requirements of Section VIII, Division 1 of the Code (Rules for Construction of Pressure Vessels) you'll cover the background, organisation, design, materials, fabrication, inspection, testing and documentation of pressure vessels.
You'll also examines the more commonly applied subsections and paragraphs of the Code and includes a practical discussion of individual problems and situations.
Facilitated by an international expert in boiler and pressure vessels, there will be additional content delivered on the updates to the 2019 edition of the Code.
Participants are required to bring their own calculator.
The latest edition of the ASME codebook, BPVC Section VIII-Rules for Construction of Pressure Vessels Division 1, is not required for this course but may be purchased separately.
This course is run exclusively by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers with Engineering Education Australia.
- Describe the background of the Code
- Explain how to apply the Code rules to more common design and fabrication situations
- Identify the calculations for some of the loadings and situations not addressed by the Code
- Describe the preparation of design specifications, design reports, data reports, and other documentation
Is this course for you?
Designed primarily as introductory-level, the course will nonetheless be valuable for experienced vessel designers who would like to update their knowledge of the current edition of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code.
It will be particularly useful for those involved with the purchase, design, fabrication, or inspection of pressure vessels.
Although some technical background in engineering is helpful, participants are not required to have an engineering degree or previous work experience in the subject matter to attend this course.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Topics we'll cover
- Introduction to ASME Code and Section VIII
- General requirements
- Materials requirements
- General design requirements
- Design for internal pressure
- Design for buckling
- Design of flat heads and covers
- Design of openings
- Fabrication requirements
- NDE, testing, pressure relief and documentation requirements
- Requirements for vessels fabricated by welding
- Requirements for carbon and low alloy steels
- Requirements for high alloy steels
- Requirements for heat treated materials
- Code appendices
- Example problems
John P. Swezy Jr. is the founder of Boiler Code Tech, LLC, which provides consulting services for ASME Non-Nuclear Pressure Equipment.
He has over 35 years’ experience in steam and combustion driven prime mover electrical generation plants and associated engineering auxiliary systems, and extensive experience in nondestructive examination. Mr Swezy also has over 20 years’ experience in developing and implementing detailed procedures, work instructions, and QC programs for design, welded fabrication, repairs, and alterations of pressure equipment following ASME, B31, NBIC, API, DOT and various International Codes and Standards.
Mr Swezy has been a member of various ASME Codes & Standards Committees since 1996. He is a National Board Commissioned Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspector and an American Welding Society Certified Welding Inspector (CWI). Mr Swezy served honourably in the U.S. Navy in various engineering capacities onboard nuclear-powered submarines, completing his service as the Machinery Division Leading Chief Petty Officer. He earned his Associate of Science degree from the University of the State of New York.