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Overview od Design Requirements, Manufacturing,

Inspection, and Certification According to

ASME Code Section VIII Div. 1, 2015 Edition

Training Duration: 14 hours total (2 days x 7 hours)

(Certificate of Attendance will be provided)

The ASME Code, Section VIII, Division 1, 2015 edition, among others subject to the Canadian Code CSA
B51 (Boiler Pressure Vessel and Pressure Piping Code), contains all the design requirements,
manufacturing, inspection, and certification for all pressurized tanks.

The objective of this training is to understand all the requirements related to materials, design,
manufacture, inspection, non-destructive testing, heat treatments, and certification related to the ASME
Code, Section VIII, Division 1, 2015 edition (interpretations included).

Professionals in the field

PROGRAM (2 Days)
Day 1: Morning
1. Overview of the different ASME Codes
2. How ASME Section VIII, Div. 1 is divided
3. Standard components
4. The limits of ASME Code Section VIII, Div. 1 (Scope of Work) vs . CSA B51-2014 (CRN)
5. Interpretations and “Case Cod”
6. Difference between U and UM Stamp
7. Definition of physical boundaries of a tank
8. Introduction to the new standard ASME PTB-4
9. All requirements related to materials (ASME vs. ASTM, stamping, etc.)
10. Manufacturing tolerances

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Overview od Design Requirements, Manufacturing,

1. General overview of design requirements (specific details are explained in the training course
“Design of Pressure Vessel Components in Accordance with ASME Section VIII, Division 1,
2015 Edition”)
2. List of external constraints to consider when designing (earthquake, wind, etc.)
3. Design temperature (maximum and MDMT)
4. Design Pressure (MAWP)
5. Corrosion (UG-25)
6. Inspection openings
7. Fitting requirements
8. Supports
9. Pressure relief valves
10. Protection by system design (UG-140)

Day 2: Morning
1. Welding categories
2. Welding types
3. Openings located near a circumferential or longitudinal welding
4. Overview of section ULW
5. Overview of section ULT
6. Overview of section UHX
7. Production requirements (tolerances, welding, welding defects, etc.)
1. Inspection requirements
2. Quality control system
3. Hydrostatic testing
4. Pneumatic test
5. Proof test
6. Nameplate (explanation of each symbols)
7. Certified individual
8. Certificate of Conformity (data report)
9. Requirements related to Non-destructive Examinations (NDE)
10. Radiography (UW-51 and UW-52)
11. Code Case 2235-1
12. Requirements related to heat treatments

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Extra sections will be included with the course material for your perusal to expand your knowledge outside
of this training:
1. History
2. Hazards connected to a pressure vessel
3. SA-516 plates: purchasing, stamping, and inspection requirements
4. SA-53 and SA-106 pipe: purchasing, stamping, and inspection requirements
5. How to read a U-3 form
6. Overview of mandatory appendices and non-mandatory ASME Section VIII Div. 1
7. Difference s between ASME Section VIII Div.1, Div. 2, and Div. 3

It is highly recommended to bring a copy of the ASME Code Section VIII Div.1-2015 to training in order to
better follow the explanations given in class.

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