Ask an Expert
Tel: +1-281-673-2800
Fax: +1-281-673-2931
Find an Office
Email Us

PD443 - ASME BPV Code: Section VIII Division 1 Combination Course


Save 10% on public training courses scheduled through December 31, 2020. This discount cannot be combined with any other offer(s). See also 15% Team Discount.


This course is a comprehensive introduction to the requirements of various codes and standards, regarding inspection, repairs and alterations of pressure equipment, and in particular, pressure vessels. This event is Qualified for 35 PDUs by Professional Engineers Board Singapore, and 3.8 IACET (International Association for Continuing Education and Training) CEUs/38 PDHs.

ABSG Consulting Inc. is an Authorized Training Provider of ASME.  ASME and the ASME logo are registered trademarks and servicemarks of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.


Who Should Attend this course?
  • This course is designed for engineers, managers and quality personnel who are involved in the design, manufacturing, fabrication and inspection of pressure vessels that are built to the requirements of ASME Codes & Standards. Some technical background will be helpful, but attendees are not required to have an Engineering degree or previous work experience in the subject matter.

What will i learn in this course?
  • An understanding of the background of the Code

  • How to apply the Code rules to more common design and fabrication situations

  • How to perform calculations for some of the loadings and situations not addressed by the Code

  • How to prepare design specifications, design reports, data reports, and other documentation

  • The latest developments in the rapidly advancing field of pressure equipment inspection and repairs

  • An overview of the work being performed by API, ASME, and PVRC in the related areas.

  • Post construction codes and standards and the interrelation of various documents

  • An explanation of the responsibilities of the users, manufacturers, repair organizations, regulatory agencies and authorized inspectors

Duration: 5 days

Dates & Locations

No courses scheduled at this time. Please view our course calendar for other relevant courses.



Day 1

Module 1

  • Introduction to ASME Code and Section VIII
  • General Requirements
  • Materials Requirements

Module 2

  • General Design Requirements
  • Design for Internal Pressure
Day 2

Module 3

  • Design for Buckling
  • Design of Flat Heads and Covers
  • Design of Openings

Module 4

  • Fabrication Requirements
  • NDE, Testing, Pressure Relief and Documentation Requirements
  • Requirements for Vessels Fabricated by Welding
Day 3

Module 5

  • Requirements for Carbon and Low Alloy Steels
  • Requirements for High Alloy Steels
  • Requirements for Heat Treated Materials
  • Code Appendices

Module 6

  • Example Problems
  • Module 7: Introduction to In-Service Codes and Standards

  • Module 8: National Board Inspection Code (NBIC) Rules

  • Module 9:  API-510 Rules

  • Module 10:  Introduction to API-579


Mr. Kamran Mokhtarian, P.E. - Principal Engineer

Related Links

Back to top