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ASME B31.3 Process Piping Design Code


This course will focus on learning the ASME B31.3 for Pressure process piping for the design, materials examination, testing, and nonmetallic piping. This course further provides an introduction to the different parts of the ASME B31.3 Standard and will cover all requirements for safe design, construction, inspection, testing, operation, and maintenance of liquid pipeline systems.

The ASME B31.3 Code focuses on the requirements for process piping related to the design, construction, fabrication, inspection, examination in a safe and economical piping system

Targeted Groups:

  • QA/QC inspectors
  • Maintenance Engineers
  • Inspection & testing professionals
  • Fabrication Engineers
  • QA/QC reliability professionals for oil and gas (Petrochemical and Refining) operations
  • Fresh graduates, piping engineers and designers

Course Objectives:

At the end of this course the participants will be able to:

  • Gain knowledge and skills about process piping related ASME B31.3
  • Identify the design of piping flanges and blanket
  • Understand the Welding and Brazing Qualification, procedures Specifications
  • Explain the Fabrication, Assembly, and Erection and identify the required inspection and testing Define hydrostatic pressure and hydrostatic-pneumatic tests
  • Receive enough information about the Fluid Service Requirements for Materials
  • Explain of nonmetallic piping design, Fluid Service Requirements, inspection and testing
  • Employ pre and post-weld heat treatment and identify the Charpy impact testing

Targeted Competencies:

  • Design Considerations & Criteria
  • Pressure Design of piping Components
  • Fluid service requirements for piping components
  • Flexibility & Support
  • General requirements of materials
  • Fabrication, Assembly, and Erection of piping system
  • Inspection, Examination, and Testing of piping system
  • Nonmetallic Piping and Piping Lined with Nonmetals
  • Piping for Category of Fluid Services

Course Content:

Unit 1: Introduction and History of ASME Codes:

  • Scope and Definitions
  • Content, Coverage and Exclusions
  • Design include Design Pressure, Design Temperature
  • Listed Components Unlisted Components
  • Allowances for Pressure and Temperature Variations
  • Allowable Stresses and Other Stress Limits
  • Bases for Design Stresses
  • Casting Quality Factor, Ec and Weld Joint Quality Factor, Ej
  • Pressure design of components
  • Branch Connections
  • Pressure Design of Flanges and Blanks
  • Fluid service requirements for piping components and piping joints
  • Flexibility and support

Unit 2: Chapter III Materials:

  • Listed Materials, Unlisted Materials. Unknown Materials. Reclaimed Materials.
  • Lower Temperature Limits
  • Impact Testing Methods and Acceptance Criteria
  • Fluid Service Requirements for Materials
  • Chapter IV Standards for Piping Components
  • Chapter V Fabrication, Assembly, and Erection
  • Welding and Brazing Qualification, procedures Specifications.
  • Preheating
  • Heat treatment requirements
  • Bending and forming
  • Assembly and erection

Unit 3: Chapter VI Inspection, Examination, and Testing:

  • Responsibility and qualifications for Inspection and examination
  • Extent of Required Examination
  • Radiographic and Ultrasonic Examination
  • Testing Required Leak Test
  • Hydrostatic Leak Test
  • Pneumatic Leak Test
  • Hydrostatic-Pneumatic Leak Test

Unit 4: Chapter VII Nonmetallic Piping and Piping Lined with Nonmetals:

  • Pressure design of piping components
  • Fluid service requirements for nonmetallic materials
  • Materials general requirements
  • Fabrication, assembly, and erection
  • Inspection, examination, and testing
  • Chapter viii piping for category M Fluid Service

Unit 5: Chapter IX High-Pressure Piping:

  • Chapter X High Purity Piping
  • Review codes appendix
  • Review of codes tables

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ASME B31.3 Process Piping Design Code (EO9139)


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