N619 - Introduction to ASME B31.3 Process Piping Code

Course Overview
This two-day course will introduce participants to the ASME B31.3 Process Piping Code. The Code provides requirements for the design, fabrication, examination and testing of metallic piping systems designed for the wide variety of fluid services used in the process industries. Selection of materials, pipe, valves and fittings will be discussed. Participants are encouraged to bring a copy of the code (not included in course fees) to the sessions. 

For participants interested in expanding their ASME B31.3 Code knowledge, a two-day "Advanced ASME B31.3 Process Piping Code" course is typically scheduled immediately following this course.

Participants will learn to:
•	Develop an understanding of when the rules of ASME B31.3 should be applied.
•	Choose ASME B31.3 fluid service designations for specific applications.
•	Develop an understanding of the advantages and limitations of various types of piping components.
•	Recognize when to seek help to select materials of construction.
•	Select wall thicknesses and component ratings based on design pressure and design temperature.
•	Define fabrication and installation requirements for piping systems.
•	Select examination and testing methods for piping systems.

A complete set of course materials and lunches are included.

All scheduled event(s) for this short course:
28-Oct-19 Calgary (2 days) $ 1,695 CAD
Course Syllabus
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Course Outline
  • Introduction to B31.3, Including Organization
  • Fluid Service Definitions
  • Metallic Pipe & Fitting Selection
  • B31.3 Material Requirements
  • Deterioration of Materials in Service
  • Pressure Design of Metallic Piping
  • Valve Selection
  • Fabrication and Installation
  • Inspection, Examination and Testing

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Don 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, member of the B16 Standards Committee, past member of the Council on Standards and Certification, which oversees ASME's codes and standards development, and a past member of the ASME Board of Governors. Don has received a number of 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, as well as the ASME B31 Forever Medal for Excellence in Piping. Don graduated with a B.S.M.E. from Kansas State University and has a master's degree in civil engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla.

Training Venue

To avoid potential course disruptions caused by the attendance of unconfirmed registrants, the training venue address will ONLY be provided to registrants upon receipt of payment (via an email confirmation note).

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August 23, 2019, Operations Engineer in Training, Calgary
Great introduction of the B31.3 code. I had some experience using the code prior to attending the course, which I think helped make this course more valuable as I could relate some personal experience to what we were reviewing.
March 21, 2019, Senior Project Manager, Calgary
This was a great overview of the B31.3. Highly recommend it to anyone who is new to this Code.
March 27, 2019, Asset Engineer, Calgary
Course covered the code well with good examples and a very knowledgeable instructor.
March 27, 2019, Facilities Engineer, Calgary
Good introduction course with some useful exercises. Content is dry.
April 24, 2018, Construction Supervisor, Calgary
I enjoyed the course, good refresher
April 27, 2018, QA/QC, Calgary
Awesome course, found it very informative.
August 31, 2017, Associate Design Engineer, Calgary
This course provides a clear and concise description of ASME B31.3, after this course you will be more confident in the use of ASME B31.3.
November 4, 2016, Facilities Engineer In Training, Calgary
Very helpful to a young facilities engineer.
August 25, 2016, Associate Design Engineering Specialist, Calgary
Good high level overview of the code
August 25, 2016, Improvement Engineer, Calgary
Overall the training was good. Highly recommend for people who deal with piping design, installation and testing.
September 1, 2016, Pipeline and Facility Project Engineering, Coordinator, Calgary
It was a good informative course overall but not enough info on how to efficiently navigate the code.
April 15, 2015, Facility Construction Consultant, Calgary
I found the over all coarse very in formative and having the coarse and piping code to fall back onto as needed. Also instructor gave us his contact info if any questions or needing assistance to clarify code requiremts.
April 20, 2015, Operations Engineer, Calgary
Very good introductory course. Learned a lot.