Course Content – Implementation of ASME PCC-2

Course Content – Implementation of ASME PCC-2


“This course was beautifully done! The presenters are experts in their respective fields and provided detailed information on the repairs of pressure equipment. This course has greatly improved my knowledge on PCC-2 repairs, and I feel more comfortable with tackling these going forward in my company. George is extremely respectful, kind, and funny! In addition to the learnings of the course, he makes me want to be a better human as well 🙂 I would recommend this course to any Mechanical Engineer working in the pressure equipment environment!”
— Senior Mechanical Engineer, SASOL, South Africa

“What I liked the most about this course was that we were supplied with specific material and details to assist us with specific problems. That is extremely generous of your company and really made me feel like I was more than just a client for a single training session. Being able to create that ‘insider’ feeling over digital channels is difficult and I commend you for it!”
— Anonymous

“Excellent course with a very broad and thorough overview of ASME PCC-2. The presenters are experts in their fields, with a lot of experience to share.”
— Mechanical Engineer, SASOL, South Africa

“Excellent course to share knowledge on different AMSE repair methods, filled with exciting, interesting examples.”
— Mechanical Engineer, SASOL, South Africa

“”It was very interesting to understand what the background is on ASME PCC-2, it gives a good perspective on how to use it in practice. It was a thorough course on the complete PCC-2. I especially enjoyed George’s explanations and additional notes he made.”
— Anonymous

Schedule Date Time PDH Venue/Platform Cost Register
Fall 2024 October 21 – 25, 2024 8:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Central Time (UTC -6)
32 hrs. ZOOM
Virtual only


This Implementation of ASME PCC-2 Repair of Pressure Equipment & Piping Through Case Studies training course provides an in-depth review and discussion of the ASME PCC-2 repair methods through workshop exercises and real-life examples including Part 2 Welded Repairs, Part 3 Mechanical Repairs, Part 4 Nonmetallic and Bonded Repairs, and Part 5 Examination and Testing. Participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of the scope, organization, and intent of ASME PCC-2 repair methods and their applications in the field.

This course covers:
  • Part 1: Scope, Organization, and Intent
  • Part 2: Welded Repairs
  • Part 3: Mechanical Repairs
  • Part 4: Nonmetallic and Bonded Repairs
  • Part 5: Examination and Testing
Who Should Attend:

    This course is designed for anyone who wants an introduction to and a basic understanding of pressure equipment piping repairs, and ASME’s PCC-2 – Repair of Pressure Equipment and Piping Standard.
Ranjan Chithranjan, PhD, PE
Nadarajah (“Ranjan”) Chithranjan, PhD, PE. Dr. Ranjan’s career has spanned over 18 years of worldwide involvement in petrochemical industries for ExxonMobil Research and Engineering. Prior to joining Becht Engineering, he worked as a fixed equipment specialist at ExxonMobil Research and Engineering and he has worked in more than a dozen countries worldwide to solve complex mechanical plant problems as well as a mechanical support for large scale projects. He has extensive knowledge in pressure vessels, piping, and storage tanks, design and maintenance codes. At ExxonMobil, he was the lead fitness for service specialist and he is very well versed with the fitness for service codes as well as linear and non-linear finite element methods to solve complicated plant problems. Ranjan was also the Mechanical Delayed Coker and Storage Tank subject matter expert at ExxonMobil Research and Engineering.

He was a former member of API-650 Welded Steel Tank for Oil Storage and presently he is a member of the ASME Working Group on Section VIII, Division II, Design by Analysis and Working Group on Section VIII, Division II, High-temperature design. He has more than twenty-five publications and two patents. Dr. Nadarajah received his Ph.D. and Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom.

George Antaki, PE
George Antaki, PE. Mr. Antaki, Fellow ASME, has over 40 years of experience in nuclear power plants and process facilities, in the areas of design, safety analysis, startup, operation support, inspection, fitness for services and integrity analysis, retrofits and repairs. George has held engineering and management positions at Westinghouse and Washington Group International, where he has performed work at power and process plants, and consulted for the Department of Energy (DOE), the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). He also is an instructor of failure prevention, inspection and equipment integrity courses for ASME, and has done teaching assignments for the Department of Energy as well as many other private organizations. Mr. Antaki has authored several articles, publications and two textbooks on design and mechanical integrity of plant systems and components. George serves as a member of several committees including:

  • ASME/API Joint Committee on Fitness for Service Member
  • B31 Mechanical Design Technical Committee Vice Chair
  • Post Construction Subcommittee on Repair and Testing (PCC) Member
  • Pressure Technology Post Construction Committee Member
  • Pressure Technology Post Construction Executive Committee Member
  • Subgroup on Dynamic Qualification Member
  • Task Group on Impulsively Loaded Vessels (SC VIII) Member
  • Working Group on Piping (SG-D) (SC III) Chairman

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Becht offers the following discounts on Public Training:

The highest applicable discount will be applied; discounts are not additive.

  1. Early Registration – A 10% discount is to be provided when you register 30 days before the start date of the training.
  2. 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.
  3. No. of Registrants Discount/Person
    3 10%
    4 – 6 20%
    7 and up 25%
  4. 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.

Cancellation Policy:
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