N630 - Advanced ASME B31.3 Process Piping Code

Course Overview
This two-day course will cover advanced topics related to the ASME B31.3 Process Piping Code. The sessions emphasize the piping flexibility analysis process, including practice application of simplified methods and illustration of computer analysis methods. This course also covers requirements for nonmetallic, Category M fluid service and high pressure piping, as well as in-service inspection to API 570 and a comparison to ASME B31.1 Power Piping requirements. Participants are requested to bring a calculator to the course, and are encouraged to bring a copy of the code (not included in course fees).

Participants will learn to:
•	Develop and understanding of how to perform a piping flexibility analysis.
•	Create acceptable arrangements for piping systems with expansion joints.
•	Develop an understanding of special considerations for nonmetallic, lethal service, high pressure, high purity 
        and underground piping.
•	Formulate inspection plans for piping that has been placed in service.

A complete set of course materials and lunches are included.

All scheduled event(s) for this short course:
30-Oct-19 Calgary (2 days) $ 1,695 CAD
Course Syllabus
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Course Outline
  • Introduction to Flexibility Analysis
  • Layout and Support
  • Flexibility
  • Reactions
  • Designing with Expansion Joints
  • Nonmetallic Piping Systems
  • Category M Fluid Service
  • High Pressure Piping
  • High Purity Piping
  • In-Service Piping - Inspection, Repair, Alteration and Rerating
  • What's Different in B31.1
  • Underground Piping

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Instructor

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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October 25, 2018, Mechanical Engineer, Calgary
Excellent course. Lots of relevant information, good forum to ask questions, and insight on future ASME B31.3 code updates.
October 30, 2015, Mechanical Design Engineer, Calgary
Very good course on flexibility analysis.