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Design, Qualification and Fabrication of B31.3 Piping Systems & Fitness-for-Service of Tanks, Vessels and Piping API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 - Aiken, SC

From Tuesday, October 30, 2018 -  08:00am
To Thursday, November 01, 2018 - 04:30pm
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Course Venue - Becht Engineering Nuclear Services, Aiken, South Carolina

Course Fee -  US$1,500

 Becht Engineering is excited to be offering this new two-part course. The first one and a half days address the ASME B31.3 code with focus on the application of B31.3 to safety-related systems, such as Department of Energy facilities. The second day and a half addressess the evaluation of degraded conditions in tanks, vessels and piping, using API 579-1/ASME FFS-1, which is the state-of-the-art reference standard on fitness-for-service. This course addresses not only the code requirements, but their origin and technical basis.

Key Topics Covered Include: 

Part 1: ASME B31.3 Process Piping

  • Overview of B31.3
  • What B31.3 covers and what it does not
  • Material requirements
  • Pressure Design
  • Sustained Loads Design
  • Seismic Design and Qualification
  • Pressure Transients Design and Qualification
  • Fabrication Requirements
  • Non-Destructive Examination Requirements
  • Pressure and Leak Testing Requirements and Practices

Part 2: API-579-1/ASME FFS-1 Fitness-for-Service

  • Overview of the Fitness-for-Service Standards across Industries
  • Overview of API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 Fourteen Damage Mechanisms
  • Example Assessment of Corroded Tank
  • Example Assessment of Pitted Vessel
  • Example Assessment of Cracked Weld
  • Example Assessment of Flow-Induced Vibration

Upon completion of this course, you will receive a certificate for attending 24 hours of classroom instruction.



George Antaki
George Antaki, P.E.
Becht Chief Nuclear Engineer











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Location Becht Engineering Nuclear Services, 5224 Woodside Executive Court, Aiken, South Carolina, 29803

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