Requirement of Materials by Piping Code ASME B31.3 Chapter III in a Process Plant (3 PDHs)

Venue: Webinar/Online

Location: Webinar/Online, Canada

Event Date/Time: Aug 14, 2012 End Date/Time: Aug 14, 2012
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Code requirements for design and construction include fluid service requirements, which affect selection and application of materials. The code sets limitations and qualification of materials based on their inherent properties.

The selection of materials is often set by and under the control of Engineers and personnel from Quality who, although qualified in their own discipline, may not have received formal Material or Mechanical Engineering training. To be effective, Engineers and Technicians should have a fundamental understanding of the principles that dictate the requirement of materials by the Construction Code.

This 3 hour course is designed to meet the needs of Mechanical Engineers, Material Engineers, QA/QC Personnel and Inspectors from Design, Construction and Owner Companies. It is an excellent course for young engineers to get an overview of how materials are classified, specified, and how fluid service and temperature impact the selection.

The requirement of the materials will be based on ASME B31.3 Code.

To provide a basic understanding of material classification and Specification
To understand the prohibitions, limitations and requirements set by the Code (ASME B31.3)
To provide an awareness of brittle fracture and notch toughness requirement
To provide greater understanding of the code stress Table A-1 and A-2 on material limitations

Who Should Attend
Industrial and commercial plant & facilities engineers
Industrial and commercial plant & facilities operators
Process engineers
Design engineers

Individuals who are involved in the design and operation of a process plant. Professionals who need to add to their current experience and knowledge of mechanical engineering. Mechanical engineers who require practical knowledge of certain aspects of mechanical engineering or who need to refresh their knowledge. New graduates will benefit from the practical industrial experience of the instructor.

Program Outline (0.3 CEUs / 3 PDHs)

Introduction, Seminar Preview, Learning Outcomes and the Assessment Method

Understanding ASME B31.3 Stress Table A-1
How to use Table A-1

General Understanding Materials
Classification Systems and Specification
Generic names, Trade Names and Proprietary designations
ASTM, ASME, AISI, ACI, UNS designations
Common carbon steel piping materials

Fluid Service Categories
Different Categories of Fluid Services defined by the Code

Materials and Specification
How code classifies materials?
What are code Listed Materials?
Temperature Limitations
Upper Temperature Limits
Lower Temperature Limits
Minimum Design Metal Temperature (MDMT)
Effect of Ambient Temperature

Low Temperature Limits of Materials
Minimum Temperature in Code Stress Table A-1
Interpreting Fig. 323.2.2.A
Interpreting Fig. 323.2.2.B
When is impact tested materials required?

Requirement of Low Temperature Toughness Tests by Code
Interpreting Table 323.2.2
Avoiding low temperature Materials

Material Selection
Common Practice
Understanding Piping Class
Material Certificate /MTR

Material Failure Case Studies

Questions and Answers and Feedback to Participants on Achievement of Learning Outcomes

Concluding Remarks and Final Adjournment.

After Attending This Course You Will Be Able To:
Understand classification of materials and how they are specified
Learn the code requirement of by different fluid service
Gain insight into the impact test requirement.

Mr. Ganga D. Deka, P.Eng is a registered professional Engineer with APEGGA Alberta and currently works with an Engineering Design Company as a Senior Mechanical /Piping Engineer. He brings with him over 25 years of experience in oil and gas industry with diversified experience in both engineering design and operation. He, therefore, brings with him the best experience from both the sides –from the drawing office to hands-on.

Ganga had assumed responsible positions in with multi-million dollar projects both in greens field engineering design and browns field projects. He had led teams of multi-disciplinary Engineers in design, commissioning, start-up and turn-arounds and clearly understands the needs of people who work in a process plant.

Ganga’s long years of experience in the oil industry gives him a thorough insight to the basics of centrifugal pumps used in process industry. With his versatile knowledge and experience he currently delivers seminars on various mechanical engineering subjects related to a process plant to both young and experienced mechanical and non-mechanical engineers.