3 Day Course
Instructor: George Antaki, P.E. or Greg Hollinger, P.E.
This course reviews the application of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Section III code for the design of nuclear plant components: vessels, tanks, piping systems, pumps and valves. It addresses the roles and responsibilities of the Owner, the designer, the regulator, and the authorized nuclear inspector. The course reviews the design methods, equations, and criteria, with example applications. The course also provides the regulatory requirements which apply to these components and a historical perspective on the evolution of the design and regulatory rules.
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2 to 3 Day Course
Instructor: J Robert "Bob" Sims
This course provides participants with a “HOW‐TO MANUAL” to optimize plant inspection to achieve better reliability and reduced risk without sacrificing cost. Specific exercises will give participants the opportunity to examine important aspects for implementation of a RBI system that is tailored to the individual needs of their process plant facility.
5 Day Course
Instructor: Don Kurle, P.E.
This is a compreshensive training course for pressure vessel design in accordance with the ASME Section VIII, Division 1 Code. During the course, individuals will enhance their understanding of the ASME Code design rules through hands-on problem solving using COMPRESS software. Maximize your understanding of ASME Section VIII, Division 1 design rules through five days of intensive training using COMPRESS design software.
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4 Day Course
Instructor: Trevor Seipp, P. Eng.
Becht Engineering's Design-By-Analysis course will introduce participants to the Design-By-Analysis portion of the ASME code Section VIII, Division 2, Part 5. Based on the rules and guidance provided in Part 5, this course is a comprehensive introduction to the requirements of performing Design-By-Analysis to the ASME Code. This course provides detailed instruction on performing finite element analysis in compliance with the Code. Example problems are presented and discussed for many of the common rules.
This course is intended for engineers who are familiar with pressure vessel and piping design, and need additional guidance on applying Design-By-Analysis concepts. Experience with finite element analysis is not required, but an understanding of the fundamentals would be an asset.
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This course is a comprehensive introduction to pressure vessel design in accordance with the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section VIII, Div 1. General topics in the course include general design requirements, design requirements related to materials, welded joint design requirements and vessel component design.
Instructor: Trevor Seipp, P.E.
Introduces participants to the Design-By-Analysis portion of the ASME code Section VIII, Division 2, Part 5. Based on the rules and guidance provided in Part 5, this course is a comprehensive introduction to the requirements of performing Design-By-Analysis to the ASME Code. This course provides detailed instruction on performing finite element analysis in compliance with the Code. Examples problems are presented and discussed for many of the common rules. This course is intended for engineers who are familiar with pressure vessel and piping design, and need additional guidance on applying Design-By-Analysis concepts.
Currently Offered (Also Virtual): September 23 to 26, 2019: Houston, TX
Instructor: Greg Hollinger
The course provides a practical step-by-step approach to complying with the analysis and qualification requirements of ASME III Class 1, 2, and 3 pressure vessels. Through a series of example, the course addresses the requirements of the Design Specification, the design and analysis rules of NB/NC/ND-3100, 3200, and 3300; and the preparation of a Design Report. The design rules for vessel supports are presented. The interfaces, roles and responsibilities between the N-stamp fabrication and the NB design are outlined and explained.
Instructor: George Antaki, P.E.
The course studies a series of abnormal conditions, failures or near-failures in nuclear power plant vessels and piping systems, and the lessons learned to prevent their recurrence. The failures are reviewed as case studies, and are traced back to short-comings in systems (thermo-hydraulics, abnormal transients, etc.), materials (inadequacy, corrosion, etc.), detailed design (over-loads, abnormal conditions, etc.), operations (operation outside of the design envelope, etc.), and inspections (adequacy of the ISI plan for the damage mechanisms, interpreting inspection results, making the right run-or-repair decision, etc.).
This two-day course provides a practical, standard-based approach to understanding damage mechanisms, performing fitness-for-service assessment of damaged pressure equipment, making run-or-repair decisions, and selecting the repair method. The scope of the course is storage tanks, pressure vessels, and piping systems.