Process piping code - ASME B31.3

Designing to code is required to deliver safe systems and achieve regulatory compliance. This course provides clear understanding of the code requirements and enables engineers to interpret them correctly.

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This course is designed to provide a solid understanding of the piping code, explain its objectives, scope, structure and approach to enable engineers to apply it to a variety of projects that they are involved in.

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Process piping code - ASME B31.3
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Designing to code is required to deliver safe systems and achieve regulatory compliance. This course provides clear understanding of the code requirements and enables engineers to interpret them correctly.

ASME B31.3 process piping code is the most popular code for design of piping system across many industries.

This course explains the requirements of ASME B31.3 code, teaching participants to interpret the code and apply it to their designs. Learning is enhanced by hands on exercises of calculations performed to code rules.

Participants will learn how to design their systems to withstand various loads, avoid overpressure, adequately analyse piping supports; select materials and components and define examination and testing requirements. This will help increase safety and efficiency of the designs produced and provide clear route to certification of the designs. 

Who should attend?

Engineers involved in design, specification, construction and operation of piping systems. It would also benefit managers, designers, construction and project managers and procurement specialists working in the piping industry. 

How will I benefit?

After the course, you will be able to… 

  • Understand the pressure design of piping components and systems 

  • Explain requirements for piping flexibility and support design 

  • Interpret requirements for piping stress analysis, including Stress Intensification, Allowable Stresses and Load Combination 

  • Establish Testing and Inspection requirements 

  • Correctly select components, joints and materials 

  • Prepare for certification of the design in accordance with EU and UK pressure equipment regulations 

  • Understand the scope and requirements of various Services: D, M, Normal, Severe Cyclic Condition, High Pressure Piping 

Contributes 14 CPD hours

Key topics

  • Code scope 

  • Code history, structure and objectives 

  • Design criteria 

  • Material properties and allowable stresses 

  • Design for pressure 

  • Piping components and joints 

  • Pipe stress and flexibility analysis 

  • Supports and attached equipment 

  • Fabrication 

  • Examination and testing 

  • High pressure service 

  • Compliance to PED and PESR 

Mapped against UK- SPEC competencies: E, B and A

  1. Professional commitment - For Incorporated and Chartered Engineers: ‘Demonstrate a personal commitment to professional standards, recognising obligations to society, the profession and the environment’
  2. Design and development of processes, systems, services and products - For Chartered Engineers: ‘Apply appropriate theoretical and practical methods to the analysis and solution of mechanical engineering problems’ For Incorporated Engineers ‘Apply appropriate theoretical and practical methods to design, develop, manufacture, construct commission, operate, maintain, decommission and re-cycle mechanical engineering processes, systems, services and products’
  3. Knowledge and understanding - For Chartered Engineers: ‘Use a combination of general and specialist engineering knowledge and understanding to optimize the application of existing and emerging technology’ For Incorporated Engineers: ‘Use a combination of general and specialist mechanical engineering knowledge and understanding to apply existing and emerging technology’

Meet our trainers

These trainers regularly teach Process piping code - ASME B31.3.

  • Alex Zacheshigriva

    Alex Zacheshigriva

    Alex has over 10 years’ experience in piping engineering. He has been involved in all phases of the design, from concept and functional design to detail design, production support, repairs, and decommissioning.

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