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

An Intensive 5-Day Online Training Course

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

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02 - 06 Oct 2023 Online $3,950
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Why Choose this Training Course?

Why choose this online training course?

The latest edition of ASME BPVC, Section VIII, Division 1 (2019) deals with requirements applicable to the design, fabrication, and inspection and testing of pressure vessels operating internally or externally.

Based on the rules for pressure vessel design and construction, this PetroKnowledge online training course is a comprehensive introduction to the requirements of Section VIII, Division 1 including background, organization, 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 online training course will develop the following competencies:  

  • Understand the scope of the Code rules
  • Use of the Code rules to more common design and fabrication situations
  • Perform calculations for minimum required thickness
  • Prepare design specifications

What are the Goals?

What are the goals?

By the end of this PetroKnowledge online training course, participants will be able to: 

  • Be aware of the fabrication and inspection requirements during the fabrication of pressure vessels
  • Be able to evaluate the necessity of impact toughness requirements for MOC
  • Calculate the required hydrostatic test/pneumatic test pressure required for final testing
  • Be able to read the Pressure vessel drawing and review the inspection reports

Who is this Training Course for?

Who is this Online Training Course for? 

Most of critical pressure vessels are found in the OIL & GAS industry , hence, this course would be beneficial to all personnel dealing with these vessels.

This training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • PV design Engineer
  • Maintenance Engineer
  • Inspection Engineer
  • Corrosion Engineers
  • Process Engineers
  • Welding Engineers
  • QA/QC Engineers

How will this Training Course be Presented?

How will this Online Training Course be Presented?

This PetroKnowledge online training course will utilize a variety of proven online learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension, retention of the information presented. The training course is conducted online via an Advanced Virtual Learning Platform in the comfort of your choice location.

Daily Agenda

Day One: Introduction to Metallurgy and Material Properties 

  • Introduction to Iron- Iron carbide Equilibrium diagram. (Fe-FeC Diagram)
  • Engineering material properties (Tensile strength UTS, Ductility, Toughness, Hardness, Creep resistance & Weldability)
  • Introduction to Destructive testing of materials (DT) - Tension test, Hardness test, Impact test and Bend test.
  • Introduction to conventional NDE ( Non-destructive examination )

  Day Two: Basics of ASME VIII-1 

  • History of ASME BPV Codes
  • Structure of ASME BPVC Section VIII div-1
  • Thin cylinder stress derivations
  • ASME BPVC Section VIII div-1 -scope and limitations (U.1).
  • MOC mill Tolerances

  Day Three: Design Thickness Calculation for Cylinder and Formed Heads 

  • Using ASME Section II Part D to obtain allowable stress (S)
  • Weld joints types and Categories of Joints (UW-12)
  • Types of loadings on pressure vessel (UG-22)
  • Liquid Static head calculations, manual problem Solving
  • Thickness calculations for different components (UG 27 & UG-32)
  • Joint efficiency criteria
  • Solved examples

  Day Four: Welding, PWHT, Impact Toughness & NDE Procedures 

  • Special welding requirements (UW)
  • Welding tolerances. (Visual)
  • PWHT exemption requirements in ASME codes
  • Procedures and methods for PWHT
  • Impact test code exemption curves
  • Impact test acceptance criteria
  • Types of Radiography
  • NDE Methods –acceptance criteria

Day Five: Pressure Testing Requirements and MARKING/Reporting Requirements

  • Hydrostatic test procedure and code requirements
  • Pneumatic test procedure and code requirements
  • Understanding pressurization stages, Test temperatures, Test Time
  • Marking requirements
  • ASME VIII-1 Forms and certification


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

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