ASME B31.3 Process Piping – Design, Construction, and Mechanical Integrity
“Great course for understanding B31.3 and other relevant piping codes/references, excellent instructor with wide range of relevant experience.”
— Reliability Engineer, Marathon Petroleum
“Great course, very informative and good class examples. I would recommend this to engineers that have some exposure to the topic prior to attending the course. So they can relate to content. For me this was extremely relatable.”
— Operator Engineer, Husky
“Good course, it provided good overview of B31.3. Seemed practical for my role. Well organized. The instructor was very knowledgeable. Exercises were adequate. No issues with notes. Address questions. ”
— EIT, Husky
“The course was really well done. I’ve definitely learned a lot and am excited to implement my learnings at work.”
— Mechanical EIT, PG Refinery
“Great overview course to gain a general understanding of the ASME B31.3 requirements. Mr. Frikken is very knowledgeable in the course content. I appreciate his willingness to share his work experiences throughout the training class. ”
— Fixed Equipment Engineer, Marathon Petroleum
|Fall 2023||October 3 – 6, 2023||8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Central Time (UTC -6)
|32 hrs.||Sheraton North Houston at George Bush Intercontinental
Accepts in-person and virtual attendees
The course will review the basic requirements of the ASME B31 Code for Pressure Piping with emphasis on B31.3, Process Piping. General topics in the course include Code organization and intent, pressure design, design for sustained loads including support design, flexibility analysis, equipment loads, flanges, expansion joints, supports and restraints, materials, fabrication, examination, testing, and, for existing piping systems, mechanical integrity. Applications of these concepts, including simple hand analysis methods and computer-based analysis methods, will be demonstrated. Included will be comparisons between ASME B31.3 and ASME B31.1, Power Piping. Inspection and maintenance (mechanical integrity) of existing piping systems will be covered, as provided in API 570, Piping Inspection Code.
Each session will be conducted in a lecture/discussion/problem solving format designed to provide intensive instruction and guidance on understanding Code requirements. The instructors will be available following each day’s session to provide participants with further opportunity for discussion and consideration of specific problems.
Who Should Attend:
Engineers, senior designers, maintenance, quality assurance, inspection and manufacturing personnel who work with process piping (e.g., in the chemical, petroleum, plastic processing, pulp and paper fields) will find it a time-saving means to broaden and update their knowledge of piping.
Don Frikken, PE Mr. Frikken is an internationally recognized authority in piping design. Now employed by Becht Engineering, Don had been with Solutia, Inc. and Monsanto Company for 34 years; working on a wide range of activities including piping and mechanical design, project engineering, and engineering standards. Don’s principal specialty is piping design, including design of complex piping systems, piping flexibility analysis, selection of piping components including valves, development of piping standards and specifications, and developing and teaching numerous piping seminars and workshops.
He is an ASME Fellow and is active on various ASME standards committees. He is a member and past Chair of the ASME B31.3 Process Piping Code committee, a member and past Chair of the B31 Standards Committee, which oversees all B31 Piping Code committees, a member of the B16 Standards Committee, a past member of the ASME Board of Governors, and a past member of the Council on Standards and Certification, which oversees ASME’s codes and standards development.
Don has received many awards, including the ASME Melvin R. Green Codes and Standards Medal, which recognizes outstanding contributions to the development of documents used in ASME programs of technical codification, standardization and certification; the ASME B31 Forever Medal for Excellence in Piping; and the ASME B16 Hall of Fame Medal. Don graduated with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Kansas State University and has a master’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla.
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Becht offers the following discounts on Public Training:
The highest applicable discount will be applied; discounts are not additive.
- Early Registration – A 10% discount is to be provided when you register 15 days before the start date of the training.
- Group Rate – A group discount is applied when you send three or more people from your organization to the same course and provide a single payment.
- Yearly Commitment Discount – A 25% discount when you prepay for a minimum of 10 participants from your organization to any of the courses in the same year.
|No. of Registrants||Discount/Person|
|4 – 6||20%|
|7 and up||25%|
Virtual Training Platform:
GoToTraining is Becht’s interactive online training solution with the most reliable features to help you before, during, and after your sessions. GoToTraining is a robust training platform that engages participants/attendees virtually.
A full refund is available for cancellations more than 30 days before course start date. Within 30 days of course start date, course credit can be transferred to another attendee within the same company, or can be kept on file to be applied to a future Becht training course.
For information regarding the training course, contact the Training Coordinator at Training@becht.com.