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11 - 15 Nov 2024 Online $3,950
Course Description


ASME BPV Code, Section VIII, Division 1 deals with requirements applicable to the design, fabrication, inspection and testing of pressure vessels operating internally or externally. This pressure may be obtained from an external source, or by the application of the heat from a direct of indirect source, or any combination thereof. Specific requirements apply to several classes of material used in pressure vessel construction, and also to fabrication methods such as welding, forging and brazing.

Based on the rules for pressure vessel design and construction, this course is a comprehensive introduction to the requirements of Section VIII, Division 1 including background, organisation, design, materials, fabrication, inspection, testing and documentation of pressure vessels. The more commonly used subsections and paragraphs will be covered, and a discussion of individual problems or situations will be included.

Delegates attending this GLOMACS ASME BPV Code, Section VIII, Division 1: Design & Fabrication of Pressure Vessels online training course will develop the following competencies:

  • Understand the background of the Code rules
  • Apply the Code rules to more common design and fabrication situations
  • Perform calculations for loadings and situations not addressed by the Code
  • Prepare design specifications, design/data reports, and other documentation


Participants of ASME BPV Code, Section VIII, Division 1: Design & Fabrication of Pressure Vessels online training course will:

  • Understand all the requirements of pressure vessel component design based on ASME BPV Code, Section VIII, Division 1, 2022 edition
  • Focus on performing calculations autonomously to determine the minimum wall thicknesses of all the main components of pressure vessels based on pressure and design temperature.

Training Methodology

This online training course will utilize a variety of proven online learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension, retention of the information presented. The training course is conducted online via an Advanced Virtual Learning Platform in the comfort of your choice location.


This ASME BPV Code, Section VIII, Division 1: Design & Fabrication of Pressure Vessels online training course is primarily intended for beginners involved with the purchase, design, fabrication or inspection of pressure vessels. Experienced vessel designers, who would like to update their knowledge of the Code, will also benefit.

Though some technical background will be helpful, attendees are not required to have an Engineering degree or previous work experience in the subject.

Course Outline


Introduction to Metallurgy and Material Properties

  • Introduction to Iron- Iron carbide equilibrium diagram. (Fe-Fe3C Diagram)
  • Engineering material properties (Tensile strength UTS, Ductility, Toughness, Hardness, Creep resistance & Weldability)
  • Introduction to destructive testing of materials (DT) - Tension test, Hardness test, Impact test and Bend test.
  • Introduction to conventional NDE (Non-destructive examination)
  • Merits and demerits of each conventional NDE Technique.


Basics of ASME VIII-1

  • History of ASME BPV Codes
  • Structure of ASME BPVC Section VIII div-1
  • Thin cylinder stress derivations
  • ASME BPVC Section VIII div-1 -scope and limitations (U.1).
  • MOC mill Tolerances
  • Allowable stress values according to ASME II Part D


Design Thickness Calculation for Cylinder and Formed Heads

  • Using ASME Section II Part D to obtain allowable stress (S)
  • Weld joints types and Categories of Joints (UW-12)
  • Types of loadings on pressure vessel (UG-22)
  • Liquid Static head calculations, manual problem Solving
  • Thickness calculations for different components (UG 27 & UG-32)
  • Joint efficiency criteria
  • Solved examples


Welding, PWHT, Impact Toughness & NDE Procedures

  • Special welding requirements (UW)
  • Welding tolerances. (Visual)
  • PWHT exemption requirements in ASME codes
  • Procedures and methods for PWHT
  • Impact test code exemption curves
  • Impact test acceptance criteria
  • Types of Radiography
  • NDE Methods –acceptance criteria


Pressure Testing Requirements and MARKING/Reporting Requirements

  • Hydrostatic test procedure and code requirements
  • Pneumatic test procedure and code requirements
  • Understanding pressurization stages, Test temperatures, Test Time
  • Marking requirements
  • ASME VIII-1 Forms and certification (U-Forms)
  • On successful completion of this training course, GLOMACS Certificate will be awarded to the delegates
  • Continuing Professional Education credits (CPE) : In accordance with the standards of the National Registry of CPE Sponsor, one CPE credit is granted per 50 minutes of attendance
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