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Becht Training

ASME Section VIII, Division 1 Design with COMPRESS Training Course - Houston, TX

From Monday, October 14, 2019 -  08:00am
To Friday, October 18, 2019 - 04:30pm
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 The class is Open for Virtual Attendance Only. In-person attendance is filled. 

 Virtual Attendance Available! (click to learn more) or Contact Becht Technical Training!

Course Venue - Becht Houston Office 
Course Fee - US$3,000 US$2,700

Becht Engineering is excited to partner with Codeware, Inc. to present this ASME Section VIII, Division 1 Pressure Vessel Design course with COMPRESS software training.  Enhance your understanding of ASME Section VIII, Division 1 design rules through five days of intensive training with hands-on problem solving using COMPRESS.

Who Should Attend? Individuals involved with the design or inspection of pressure vessels who are looking to gain hands-on experience using COMPRESS. This course is intended for beginners, as well as experienced vessel designers and inspectors who would like to update their knowledge of the Code. Some degree of technical background will be helpful, but such individuals are not required to have an Engineering degree or previous work experience in the subject matter.

Key Topics Covered Include: 

  1. ASME Section VIII, Division 1 Scope and Responsibilities
    • Become familiar with the scope of ASME Section VIII, Division 1 as well as users' and manufacturers responsibilities.
  2. General Requirements. Develop a more thorough understanding of the design rules for:
    • Cylinders, dished heads, conical heads, flat covers and opening reinforcement for internal and external pressure
    • External loadings, including wind and seismic
    • Appendix 2 flanges
    • Part UHX tubesheets (brief discussion)
  3. Design Requirements for Welded Vessels
    • Welded joint categories and welded joint types
    • RT and UT examination and joint efficiencies
  4. Material Requirements
    • Postweld heat treatment
    • Impact testing requirements
  5. Introduction to COMPRESS
    • Menus and defaults
    • Creating models
    • Performing calculations and reveiwing reports
  6. Hands-On Use of COMPRESS
    • COMPRESS will be used throughout the course to demonstrate the application of the design rules

Upon completion of this course, you will receive a certificate for attending 38 hours of classroom instruction. 

Please note: It is recommended that participants bring a copy of the ASME Section VIII, Division 1 Code for reference, as this will not be provided by Becht Engineering.



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Don Kurle, P.E., 
Becht Senior Engineering Advisor
Mark Stonehouse, P.Eng., 
Becht Engineering Advisor











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   This training is presented in partnership with Codeware COMPRESS ASME VIII pressure vessel design software


Location Becht Engineering Houston Office - 14200 Gulf Freeway, Suite 100, Houston, TX 77034

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