ASME VIII DIV.1 – New Vessel Construction & Introduction to Design

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Location        : Puchong Selangor, Malaysia

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The design requirements of Section VIII, Division 1 will be explained and the application of those requirements demonstrated through example problems. General, material, and fabrication requirements with related documentation will be covered. The participants will not only gain the knowledge for design of safe and economical vessels, they will also learn how to pick proper materials, avoid common fabrication problems, and prepare data reports. A number of important Code Cases, which will result in more economical construction will be introduced. The latest Code revisions and the work being performed on future revisions will be reviewed.


Each participant will receive a certificate with 3.2 Continuing Education Units accredited by the International Association of Continuing Education and Training (IACET).

Who Should Attend

Individuals involved with the purchase, design, fabrication, or inspection of pressure vessels. (Engineers, designers, fabrication personnel, QA supervisors, and inspectors who work for pressure vessel owners, fabricators, inspection companies, EPC's and government agencies.) Some degree of technical background will be helpful, but individuals are not required to have an engineering degree or previous work experience in the subject matter.


Introduction to the ASME B&PV Code

General Requirements of Section VIII, Division 1

Design Criteria and Strength Theory of Division 1

General Design Rules

  • Shells for internal pressure
  • Heads for internal pressure


Introduction to Buckling

Design Rules

  • Shells for external pressure
  • Heads for external pressure
  • Flat covers
  • Openings


Sizing of Stiffeners

Design for External Loadings

Design of Nozzles for Piping Reactions

  • WRC Bulletins 107, 297 and 368


Definition of Joint Categories and Joint Efficiencies

Fabrication Requirements

  • Post weld heat treatment (PWHT)
  • Tolerances
  • Non-destructive examination (NDE)
  • Welding requirements and weld details
  • Carbon and low alloy material requirements
  • High alloys
  • Heat treated materials


Testing requirements

Overpressure protection requirements

Stamping and documentation requirements

Introduction to Flange design


Comparison with Division 2

Research and development work being performed

  • PVRC and elsewhere

Design Example Problems

Open Discussion

Questions and Answers

Problem Solving Workshops

  • With practical examples

Required Code Documents

  • All participants must bring the ASME Section VIII, Division 1 Code to this class. A course notebook will be provided to all participants by ISTI/CASTI.


John E. Bringas, P.Eng. is a professional engineer who has practiced metallurgical engineering and inspection for 35 years. He is also certified as an API 510, 570, 653, 571, 577, and 580 inspector, an AWS Certified Welding Inspector, an Alberta In-Service Pressure Vessel Inspector and Welding Examiner, and former CGSB certified NDE examiner in UT and RT. He is a long time committee member of ASTM A01 (Steels), A05 (Coated Steels), B02 (Nonferrous Alloys), NACE STG 32 (Oil and Gas Production-Metallurgy) and STG 36 (Process Industry-Materials), and Canadian Representative on ISO TC 17-SC 4 (Steels). He is the author of the ASTM Handbook of Comparative World Steel Standards, ASTM Handbook of Steel Data: American and European, ASTM Passport to Steel Database, and the CASTI Metals Data Books. Mr. Bringas has engineering work experience in the steel making, foundry, consulting, refinery, pipeline and petrochemical industries and is the founder of Codes and Standards Training Institute and CASTI Publishing Inc.



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Established in 2003. Mainly focused on the training activities such as Non-destructive Testing (NDT), Welding, Painting & coating and American Petroleum Institute (API) courses.

The need of skills,qualified and experienced personnel to carry out inspection and other special task is very demanding.As client work on their quality system, the requirement for training and courses is very critical