ASME BPV Code, Section VIII,  Division 1 Design & Fabrication of Pressure Vessels

An Intensive 5-Day Training Course

ASME BPV Code, Section VIII,
Division 1 Design & Fabrication of Pressure Vessels

Proper Manufacturing and Inspection Procedures

Scheduled Dates

02 - 06 Oct 2023 Dubai - UAE $5,950
13 - 17 Nov 2023 Dubai - UAE $5,950
26 Feb - 01 Mar 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950
01 - 05 Jul 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950
11 - 15 Nov 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950
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Why Choose this Training Course?

Why Choose this Training Course?

ASME BPV Code, Section VIII, Division 1 deals with requirements applicable to the design, fabrication, inspection and testing of pressure vessels operating internally or externally. This pressure may be obtained from an external source, or by the application of the heat from a direct or indirect source, or any combination thereof. Specific requirements apply to several classes of material used in pressure vessel construction, and to fabrication methods such as welding, forging and brazing.

Based on the rules for pressure vessel design and construction, this PetroKnowledge training course is a comprehensive introduction to the requirements of Section VIII, Division 1 including background, organisation, design, materials, fabrication, inspection, testing and documentation of pressure vessels. The more commonly used subsections and paragraphs will be covered, and a discussion of individual problems or situations will be included.

Delegates attending this PetroKnowledge ASME BPV Code, Section VIII, Division 1: Design & Fabrication of Pressure Vessels training course will develop the following competencies:

  • Understand the background of the Code rules
  • Apply the Code rules to more common design and fabrication situations
  • Perform calculations for loadings and situations not addressed by the Code
  • Prepare design specifications, design/data reports, and other documentation

What are the Goals?

What are the Goals? 

Delegates on this PetroKnowledge training course will:

  • Understand all the requirements of pressure vessel component design based on ASME BPV Code, Section VIII, Division 1, 2017 edition
  • Focus on performing calculations autonomously to determine the minimum wall thicknesses of all the main components of pressure vessels based on pressure and design temperature

Who is this Training Course for?

Who is this Training Course for?

This PetroKnowledge training course is primarily intended for beginners involved with the purchase, design, fabrication or inspection of pressure vessels. Experienced vessel designers, who would like to update their knowledge of the Code, will also benefit.

Though some technical background will be helpful, attendees are not required to have an Engineering degree or previous work experience in the subject.

How will this Training Course be Presented?

How will this Training Course be presented? 

This PetroKnowledge training course will combine presentations with Instructor-guided interactive discussions between participants relating to their individual interests. Practical exercises, video material and case studies aiming at stimulating these discussions and providing maximum benefit to the participants will support the formal presentation sessions. Above all, the Instructor will make extensive use of case examples of issues in which he has been personally involved.


Daily Agenda

Day One: Introduction ASME, the BPV Code & Design Principles 

  • Introduction & background to ASME Code and Section VIII
  • The ASME “system”
  • Content and overview of VIII-1
  • Materials Requirements
  • Why U-Stamp?
  • General Design Criteria (Code Section UG)
  • Definitions of basic design factors
  • General Design Issues
  • Design Conditions
  • Allowable stresses
  • Introduction to stresses.

Day Two: Design for different parts

  • Design for Cylindrical Shells under Internal & External Pressure
  • Design of Formed Heads
  • Wind and Seismic design of Vessels
  • Design for Openings and Reinforcement
  • Design of Flanges to App-2
  • Design of Supports – Saddle and Skirt
  • Fabrication Requirements
  • Requirements for Vessels Fabricated by Welding

Day Three: Examination, Inspection, Testing & Welding Requirements 

  • Types of radiograph according to ASME VIII (full, spot and none), its benefits and limitations
  • “RT” symbols stamp on pressure vessel regarding to degree of radiograph 
  • Heat treatment code rules for carbon and low alloy steel pressure vessel including determination of normal holding temperature and holding time
  • Post Weld Heat Treatment
  • Inspection and Tests: NDE, Testing, Pressure Relief and Documentation Requirements
  • Overpressure Protection
  • General Requirements
  • Design of Welded Joints
  • Fabrication
  • Examination & Inspection

Day Four: Material Class - Specific Requirements 

  • A look at Metallurgy, its history and development, Clad Steels
  • High Alloy Fabrication (Code Section UHA)
  • Parts of Subsection C
  • Requirements for Carbon and Low Alloy Steels
  • Requirements for High Alloy Steels
  • Requirements for Heat Treated Materials
  • Code Appendices
  • Code Interpretations

Day Five: Design & Post Constructions 

  • Example Problems
  • Describe the preparation of design specifications, design reports, data reports, and other documentation
  • Describe introductory portions of the ASME post-construction standards
  • Identify the post-construction Codes and Standards and the interrelation of various documents
  • Explain the responsibilities of the users, manufacturers, repair organizations, regulatory agencies and authorized inspectors
  • Identify and provide examples of repairs, alterations and the documentation requirements for each
  • Vessel Calculation and Reports


  • On successful completion of this training course, a PetroKnowledge Certificate will be awarded to the delegates

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