ASME BPV Code, Section VIII, Division 2 Design & Fabrication of Pressure Vessels

An Intensive 5-day Training Course

ASME BPV Code, Section VIII,
Division 2 Design & Fabrication of Pressure Vessels

ASME BPV Code, Section VIII, Division 2 Design & Fabrication of Pressure Vessels

Scheduled Dates


13 - 17 May 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950 RESERVE A SEAT
09 - 13 Sep 2024 Doha - Qatar $5,950 RESERVE A SEAT
18 - 22 Nov 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950 RESERVE A SEAT

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Why Choose this Training Course?

ASME BPV Code, Section VIII, Division 2 covers the alternative rules for the design and fabrication of pressure vessels. Because of making the rules more exact and refined, the design formulas have become considerably more complicated than most of the older Codes. As designers are increasingly dependent on computer programs for detailed vessel design, it is important for they understand the basis of the design rules to be able to apply them properly.

This PetroKnowledge training course discusses the major topics related to the construction of pressure vessels. The course will explain the background of the rules to help delegates understand the reason and the basis for them; and discusses the guidelines in the Code for various methods and acceptance criteria. The course covers the basic materials requirements of the Code and the material toughness requirements. This course also covers fabrication and NDE requirements, PWHT, tolerances, weld details, over-pressure testing, pressure relief equipment, documentation and stamping.

What are the Goals?

This PetroKnowledge Training course aims to help delegates to develop the following critical objectives:

  • Describe the background of the Code
  • Explain and apply the requirements of Division 2
  • Explain theories of failure and design margins
  • Describe the general design requirements of Division 2
  • Identify design rules and stress analysis methods
  • Describe fatigue analysis
  • Identify materials and describe fabrication requirements
  • Explain non-destructive examination (NDE) requirements
  • Explain pressure testing and pressure relief requirements

Who is this Training Course for?

This PetroKnowledge training course is primarily intended for individuals involved with design, analysis, fabrication, purchasing, repair and inspection of pressure vessels. Experienced personnel involved with pressure vessels too will benefit from this training course.

Though some knowledge of design and fabrication of pressure vessels is desirable, no previous experience is required for attending this training course.

How will this Training Course be Presented?

The training course will combine presentations with Instructor-guided interactive discussions between delegates relating to their individual interests. Practical exercises, video material and case studies aiming at stimulating these discussions and providing maximum benefit to the delegates 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, General Requirements & Materials Requirements  
  • Introduction and General Requirements
  • Explain theories of failure and design margins
  • Materials Requirements
  • Material Toughness Requirements
  • Design by Rule Requirements
Day Two: Describe the general design requirements of Division 2  
  • Design for Internal Pressure
  • Design Rules for Openings
  • Design for Internal Pressure
  • Design for External Pressure and Buckling
  • Design Rules for Openings
Day Three: Design by Analysis Requirements 
  • Design by Analysis Requirements
  • Design by Rule Requirements
  • Describe fatigue analysis
  • Fabrication Requirements
Day Four: Inspection & Examination Requirements
  • Non-Destructive examination (NDE) Requirements
  • Inspection and Examination Requirements
  • Data Reports and Stamping
  • Pressure Testing and Over-Pressure Protection Requirements
Day Five: Protection Against Failure from Cyclic Loading: Fatigue
  • Screening for exemption from fatigue analysis
  • Elastic Fatigue Analysis
  • Elastic-Plastic Fatigue Analysis


  • On successful completion of this Training Course / Online Training Course, a PetroKnowledge Certificate / E-Certificate will be awarded to the delegates.


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