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MMS 167 - ASME B31.3 Process Piping Design Code

Code Start Date Duration Venue
MMS 167 19 September 2022 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
MMS 167 14 November 2022 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
MMS 167 05 December 2022 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
MMS 167 09 January 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
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Course Description

This interactive training course provides an introduction to the Code, covering the requirements for the design, analysis, materials, fabrication, testing and inspection of process piping systems. Changes to the latest edition, B31.3. - 2018, will also be covered.

You will also explore the rules for various components including fittings, connections, bends, valves and specialty components and look at trends in Code changes and how they could affect your work and projects.

Course Objectives

  • Provide the delegates with enough knowledge and skills about process piping related to ASME B31.3
  • Identify the design of piping flanges and blanket
  • 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 the 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

Who Should Attend?

  • QA/QC inspectors
  • Maintenance Engineers
  • Inspection & testing professionals
  • Fabrication Engineers
  • QA/QC reliability professionals for oil and gas (Petrochemical and Refining) operations

Course Details/Schedule

Day 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

Day 2

  • Flexibility and support
  • 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

Day 3

  • Chapter VI Inspection, Examination, and Testing
  • Responsibility and qualifications for Inspection and examination
  • Extent of Required Examination
  • Radiographic and Ultrasonic Examination

Day 4

  • Testing Required Leak Test
  • Hydrostatic Leak Test
  • Pneumatic Leak Test
  • Hydrostatic-Pneumatic Leak Test
  • Chapter VII Nonmetallic Piping and Piping Lined with Nonmetals
  • Pressure design of piping components

Day 5

  • 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