Course Description

The course provides comprehensive coverage of the ASME B31.3, Process Piping Code requirements. This course provides a working knowledge of the Code, how it is organized, its intent, the basis for requirements, including both design and construction (fabrication, erection and testing) aspects. The course will review the basic requirements of the ASME B31 Code for Pressure Piping with emphasis on B31.3, Process Piping. General topics in the course include: Code organization and intent, pressure design, design for sustained loads including support design, flexibility analysis, equipment loads, expansion joints, supports and restraints, materials, fabrication, examination, testing, and, for existing piping systems: mechanical integrity. It provides a foundation of knowledge necessary for those responsible for assuring the mechanical integrity of existing piping systems, as well as those responsible for designing and constructing new piping systems.

Course Objectives

Upon the successful completion of this course, each participant will be able to:

  • Apply the latest revision of ASME B31.3 standard Design, fabricate, install and assess the mechanical integrity of process piping system in accordance with ASME B31.3
  • Recognize metallic pipe and fitting selection including its system failure, bases for selection and method requirements
  • Identify the strengths of materials including its requirements and explain the bases for design stresses
  • Determine the components of pressure design and apply the concepts of weld joint strength factor and design pressure & temperature
  • Perform the process of valve selection and list the requirements needed for the selection process
  • Acquire knowledge on the design of flanged joints and describe its features & functions
  • Introduce flexibility & flexibility analysis and explain the general considerations for the layout and support of pipes
  • Enumerate the various types and designs of expansion joints and describe their components and use
  • Carryout the fabrication and installation methods of piping and list the requirements and guidelines needed in the inspection, examination and testing of pipes
  • Heighten awareness with the concept of instrument piping and pressure relieving systems and determine how these systems can be designed
  • Recognize the design, fabrication, installation, inspection, examination and testing methods for nonmetallic piping systems, category M Fluid service & high pressure piping
  • Review the concept of API 570 including its inspection, repair, alteration and rerating of in-service piping.

Who Should Attend?

This course is intended for inspection engineers, or technical staffs who are dealing with Pressure Vessel.

Course Agenda

Day 1:

  • Registration
  • Welcome & Introduction
  • Pre-Test
  • Introduction to ASME B31.3
  • Scope and Definitions
  • Design
  • Metallic Pipe and Fitting Selection Piping System Failure
  • Bases for Selection
  • Materials
  • Materials Strength
  • B31.3 Material Requirements

Day 2:

  • Standards for Piping Components
  • Fabrication, Assembly, and Erection
  • Preheating and heat treatment
  • Bending, Forming, Brazing and soldering
  • Inspection, Examination, and Testing
  • Piping Specifications

Day 3:

  • Fluid Service Sheets
  • Materials Selection
  • Valve Selection Guide
  • Flanged Connections
  • Alignment Fit-Up Tolerances
  • Component Identification
  • Leak/Pressure Testing
  • Stress Analysis

Day 4:

  • Fillet Weld Sizes
  • Cleaning Carbon And Stainless Steel Pipe
  • Buried Process Pipe
  • Mitered Joints
  • Branch Connections

Day 5:

  • Repairs, Modifications And Maintenance
  • Applications of ASME B31.3 to Radioactive Fluids
  • Review B31.3 Tables
  • Sample Calculations For Branch Reinforcement
  • API 570 – Inspection, Repair, Alteration and Rerating of In-Service Piping Responsibilities
  • Case Studies & Recap
  • Post-Test & End of the Course​

Assessment Methodology

All courses conducted by EdTech are begun with a written Pre-evaluation and end with a Post-evaluation. The instructor will evaluate the knowledge and skills of the participants according to the feedback given by participants. This proactive method will help to recognize the benefits and knowledge gained by participants through the course.

Training Methodology

Facilitated by a highly experienced specialist; this program will be conducted using extensively interactive methods, encouraging participants to share their own experiences and apply the program material to real-life work situations in order to stimulate group discussions and improve the efficiency of the subject coverage. Percentages of the total course hour classification are:

  • 30% Theoretical lectures, Concepts and Role Play
  • 30% Work Presentation and Techniques
  • 20% Case Studies and Practical Exercises
  • 20% Topic General Discussions with Relevant Videos.

Course Manual

Participants will be provided with a comprehensive reference manual. This manual is a compilation of core valuable information, references, presentation methods and inspiring reading materials.

Course Certificate

At the completion of the course, all participants who successfully accomplished the required contact hours will receive an EdTech Course Completion Certificate as a testimony to their commitment to professional development and further education.

Why Edtech ?

  • Industry Experienced; Internationally Qualified Trainers
  • Hands-on Practical Sessions & Assignments
  • Intensive Study materials
  • Flexible Schedules
  • Realistic training methodology
  • High-Quality Training in Affordable Course Fees
  • Achievement Certificate, as approved by the Ministry of Education (Abu Dhabi Center for Technical and Vocational Education Training - ACTVET), HABC, AWS, IAOSHE, SHRM, etc.