Course Description

This Pressure Vessels: ASME VIII-1 course provides the engineer a practical understanding of the basics of pressure vessel design rules of the ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code, Section VIII, Division 1 (ASME VIII-1). The course covers an overview of the organization of ASME VIII-1 including general requirements, component design, material consideration, fabrication, and examination and testing.

The course focuses on the design of shell and head components for internal and external pressure, reinforcement of openings, flange analysis, and the design for protection against brittle fracture and minimum design metal temperature (MDMT). Design considerations for basic refinery vessels such as process towers, drums, heat exchangers, and non–circular pressure vessels are also highlighted. Lectures are interspersed with example problems that introduce concepts covered in the lectures. The focus of the course is design and analysis requirements, but it also includes practical information that comes from instructors who have worked for Owner-Users as well as in a consulting capacity.

Our training course materials are developed and instructed by subject matter experts, many of whom are contributors on the relevant ASME committees.

Course Benefits

  • You will develop a practical understanding of the organization of ASME VIII-1.
  • You will develop a practical understanding of the basics of pressure vessel design.
  • You will gain confidence in performing design calculations as you progress through the example problems developed to strengthen the concepts covered in the lectures.
  • You will gain insight into the current activities of the ASME code committees and be advised of future updates.

Course Outline

  • General Requirements for Pressure Vessels
  • Basics of Component Design for Internal and External Pressure
  • Reinforcement of Openings
  • Basics of Pressure Vessel Fabrication
  • Basics of Examination and Testing
  • Basics of Material Requirements
  • Brittle Fracture (MDMT)
  • Flanges Analysis, Bolting and Gaskets
  • Horizontal Vessels – Saddle Stress Analysis
  • Heat Exchanger Overview
  • Process Towers Including Supplemental Loads
  • Non–Circular Pressure Vessels

Course Outcome

Upon completion of the Pressure Vessels: ASME VIII-1 course students will have a basic understanding of the following:

  • The layout and use of ASME VIII-1.
  • Pressure vessel component design for internal and external pressure.
  • General materials, fabrication, and examination/inspection requirements.
  • Design considerations for pressure vessels, nozzle reinforcement calculations, low temperature operation, and basic types of refinery pressure vessels (towers, drums, heat exchangers, and header boxes).

Who Should Attend

This course is intended for engineers working for Owner-Users, manufacturers, or engineering and construction firms in the refining/petrochemical and comparable industries. Engineers serving in a maintenance or reliability role whose responsibilities include the evaluation of process pressure vessels will also benefit.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Does My Course Registration Fee Cover?
Course registration fees include the following:

      • Bound course notes containing all lectures and presentation handouts
      • Refreshments, morning snack, lunch, and afternoon snack

Course registration fees DO NOT include the following:

      • Copies of API or ASME codes, standards, and recommended practices. To buy API Documents, contact IHS Global, Inc. here
      • Travel-related expenses including airfare, lodging, and car rental, if applicable

Do Attendees Earn Professional Development Hours (PDHs) for Participation in the Course?
Yes. Students who successfully complete the training course will earn PDHs.

Do I Need to Bring the Reference Standards to the Course?
No. Each student will receive a comprehensive set of course notes, and the instructors will have electronic versions of the standards available if needed.

Do I Need a Calculator for the Example Sessions?

Does E2G Provide Assistance With Students Requiring a U.S. Visa?
Yes. It is requested that attendees that require a U.S. Visa register for the course at least two months prior to the course. Upon confirmation of registration and course fee payment, E2G will provide the attendee with a Letter of Invitation for use in obtaining a U.S. Visa.

Does E2G Have a Cancellation Policy Regarding Enrollment?
Yes. E2G reserves the right to cancel a course if minimum enrollment is not reached and to modify the agenda and/ or faculty when circumstances are beyond our control.

Does E2G Have a Policy With Regard to Refund of Fees in the Event of a Cancellation of Registration for Students?
Yes. The cancellation policy for refund of course registration fees is as follows:

    • Up to 14 days prior to the course: 75% of registration fees are refunded.
    • 13 to 6 days prior to the course: 50% of registration fees are refunded.
    • Within 5 days prior to the course: 25% of registration.

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