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ASME BPV Code, Section VIII, Division 2: Design & Fabrication of Pressure Vessels

23 hours

This introductory course describes the use of alternative rules for …

What you'll learn
Explain how the requirements of Divisions 1 and 2 of Section VIII compare
Explain the theories of failure and design margins of various codes
Identify the general requirements of the new Division 2
Describe design rules and stress analysis methods
Explain fatigue analysis
Identify materials and fabrication requirements
Identify NDE requirements, pressure testing, and pressure relief requirements

Fundamentals of Pumps and Their Selection for Optimum System Performance

30 hours

Learn the fundamentals, selection, installation, operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of …

What you'll learn
Calculate the pressure loss in a pipeline due to friction for circular and non circular ducts
Determine the pipe diameter that minimizes first plus operating costs of a piping system
Generate a system curve for a pipeline
Identify the testing methods used to obtain a performance map for a centrifugal pump
Employ the system curve to select an efficient centrifugal pump
Explain how to predict when cavitation will occur and identify the necessary steps to avoid it
Explain how to use dimensional analysis to correlate experimental data for a pump
Explain how the specific speed is determined
Apply affinity laws to predict off-design behavior for a pump
Identify types of positive displacement pumps
Examine common methods of measuring flow rate in a pipeline
Identify the types of meters available for flow rate measurement
Generate calibration curves for venturi, orifice, and elbow meters
Describe the different types of valves that are commercially available
Explain how to select the correct valve for a piping system
Identify and avoid problems by selecting the correct valve
Explain how to install, operate and maintain valves
Describe the process of diagnosing and troubleshooting valve problems

B31.1 Power Piping

19 Lessons
30 hours

Employ the ASME B31.1 requirements throughout the entire system lifecycle …

What you'll learn
Identify the difference between “Design by Rule” and “Design by Analysis” codes.
Discover the principal failure modes of piping components and where to look for them.
Recognize the difference between pressure component design and structural design.
Investigate the importance of piping flexibility.
Discuss how to develop stress intensification factors.
Recognize how to qualify nonstandard fittings and joints.
Identify materials selection and limitations, fabrication rules and their bases
Explain welding qualification requirements, inspection, examination, and testing requirements
Identify the Code requirements for power piping maintenance

B31.3 Process Piping

26 Lessons
30 hours

Apply the ASME B31.3 Code requirements throughout the entire process …

What you'll learn
Identify the responsibilities of personnel involved in the design, fabrication, assembly, erection, examination, inspection, and testing of process piping
Describe the scope and technical requirements of the ASME B31.3 Code
Apply and implement the quality requirements that are defined in the ASME B31.3 Code

Comparison of Global Quality Assurance & Management System Standards Used for Nuclear Application

11 Lessons
30 hours

Compare and contrast ASME NQA-1 Nuclear Quality Assurance Standard, ISO …

What you'll learn
Describe the organization and scope of the ASME Section III Rules for Construction of Nuclear Facility Components
Identify ASME NQA-1 Nuclear Quality Assurance Standard contents and organization
Provide an overview of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Safety Standard GS-R-3, 2006-STI/PUB/1252
Describe the overview of ISO 9001-2008
Explain the practical application of these quality assurance requirements for the nuclear industry

Bolted Joints and Gasket Behavior

51 Lessons
30 hours

Understand bolted joint fundamentals and gasketed joint torque factors, bolting …

What you'll learn
Explain how the bolted joint functions as a mechanical system that relies on the simultaneous interaction of the three primary components to successfully seal the connection
Assess the mechanical stress and strain of a bolt and explain the challenges that one encounters when specifying an optimum bolt load
Evaluate the total state of stress in bolts and how this effects the selection of a given bolt type and grade
Describe the effects of in-service conditions and how they reduce or increase bolt load
Describe the concept of leak tightness as a predictable value of gasket stress and how to use leak tightness as the basis of specifying bolt loads
Identify conditions that create bolt failure
Use ASME PCC-1 Guidelines for compliance to successful sealing of bolted, gasketed connections
Discern how to use either stress or strain to select bolt load
Evaluate the various methods of attaining bolt load.

B31.8 Gas Transmission & Distribution Piping System

14 Lessons
30 hours

Gain an understanding of ASME B31.8 including design, operation, maintenance, …

What you'll learn
Explain the causes and modes of pipeline failure
Describe the considerations for material specifications, pipe manufacturing, and pipe joining
Estimate pipeline stresses from external loading
Explain how to evaluate pipeline defects
Identify pipeline repair techniques
Identify the elements of pipeline integrity
Explain how code requirements address these issues
Explain the differences between B31.8 and US DOT gas pipeline regulations

Design of Bolted Flange Joints

15 Lessons
30 hours

Understand and apply ASME codes and standards for bolted flange …

What you'll learn
You Will Learn To
Develop an awareness of flange types and the ASME codes and standards applicable for bolted flange joint design
Enhance your knowledge for designing and analyzing bolted flange joints
Explain how the flange design interacts with bolts and gaskets to achieve a leak tight joint
Identify the parameters that can affect flange sealing along with methods to troubleshoot and remediate flange leakage

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