ASME B31.3 Training - Process Piping Code Design Requirements


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Upcoming Course

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PST0270-201801  02 Apr 2018  06 Apr 2018  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  SGD 3195  Mandar Mulay   Register
PST0270-201802  26 Nov 2018  30 Nov 2018  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  SGD 3195  Mandar Mulay   Register

Past Course

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        Aaron A. Zick, Ph.D. 
        Aaron A. Zick, Ph.D. 
PST0270-201301  04 Mar 2013  08 Mar 2013  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  SGD 2995  Mandar Mulay 
PST0270-201302  30 Sep 2013  04 Oct 2013  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  SGD 2995  Mandar Mulay 
PST0270-201401  10 Mar 2014  14 Mar 2014  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  SGD 2995  Mandar Mulay 
PST0270-201402  22 Sep 2014  26 Sep 2014  Bandung, Indonesia  SGD 2995  Mandar Mulay 
PST0270-201403  29 Sep 2014  03 Oct 2014  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  SGD 2995  Mandar Mulay 
PST0270-201404  15 Dec 2014  19 Dec 2014  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  SGD 2995  Mandar Mulay 
PST0270-201501  09 Mar 2015  13 Mar 2015  Bandung, Indonesia  SGD 3195  Mandar Mulay 
PST0270-201502  18 May 2015  22 May 2015  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  SGD 3195  Mandar Mulay 
PST0270-201503  05 Oct 2015  09 Oct 2015  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  SGD 3195  Mandar Mulay 
PST0270-201601  14 Mar 2016  18 Mar 2016  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  SGD 3195  Mandar Mulay 
PST0270-201602  01 Aug 2016  05 Aug 2016  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  SGD 3195  Mandar Mulay 
PST0270-201603  21 Nov 2016  25 Nov 2016  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  SGD 3195  Mandar Mulay 
PST0270-201701  15 May 2017  19 May 2017  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  SGD 3195  Mandar Mulay 
PST0270-201702  30 Oct 2017  03 Nov 2017  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  SGD 3195  Mandar Mulay 
This intensive five-day course is designed to give the participants a thorough understanding of Process Piping Code, ASME B31.3. and its practical use for all aspects right from Piping Design to testing and certification. It offers detailed insight of code requirements pertaining to design of Piping components, branch connections, selection of flanges, fittings, flexibility considerations, materials requirements, fabrication, welding, NDT examination and Pressure testing. The course will cover the Piping systems typically used in Petroleum Industries, Refineries, Petrochemical plants etc. The course emphasizes understanding of ‘stated’ and ‘implied’ requirements (i.e. content and intent) of the code.
 

Important code requirements will be explained in a simple, straight forward manner, including the short-cut methods in designing of Pipes, Pipe fitting and Flanges. The participants would be explained in detail the mechanics of adopting and applying the code rules for day-to-day use in their professional work.. Lessons are enhanced by actual in-class problem solving, directly applying the rules and equations of the B31.3 Code for various design and operating conditions. This training course is the complete answer to the demands of piping engineers to know the ASME B31.3 Pressure Piping Code and Upon completion of the training course the participant shall be a complete ASME Code Professional.
 
 
The course further provides concepts and methods for assuring the mechanical integrity of existing piping systems. It presents a overview of how the methodology of API 570 can be applied for assessing the present structural integrity of the piping system, and deciding its fitness for continued service as well as the projected remaining life.
 
Each attendee must bring a Laptop computer with Microsoft operating system and Scientific Calculator
DAY 1
 
  • Objectives and intent of ASME B 31.3 Code
  • ASME B 31.3 Scope and applicability
  • Understanding of the Codes, what means SHALL, SHOULD & MAY in Code
  • Code contents, Stated & implied stipulations in the Code
  • What are design conditions, design pressure & design temperature
  • What are various fluid services generally encountered
  • Definitions of Category D, M, U, Normal and High Pressure Services
  • Concept of Weld Strength reduction factor
  • Weld Quality factor
  • Allowable stresses and the basis for its calculations
  • Design of piping components for internal pressure
 
DAY 2
  • Design of piping components for External pressures.
  • Design of branch connections –reinforcements
  • Selection of Flanges
  • Design of pipe fittings such as elbows, tees and blanks
  • Service considerations in Design
  • Flexibility considerations
  • Case studies in flexibility calculations
  • Methods to incorporate flexibility in Piping systems
  • U - loops, Expansion Joints
 
DAY 3
 
  • Extensive case studies on Piping Design
  • Piping Span Calculations
  • Selection of Supports and Hangers
  • Material Identification, Certification and Traceability
  • Code accepted Materials and material testing
  • Listed, unlisted materials
  • General requirements to be checked before selection of Material
  • Limitations imposed by code on materials
  • Impact testing requirements
  • Acceptance Criteria as per ASME B 31.3
 
DAY 4
  • Design interface with Fabrication, Assembly and Erection
  • Code requirement for preheating and PWHT
  • Design interface with Inspection, Examination and Testing
  • How to Conduct and certify pressure testing.
  • Hydrostatic testing of piping system
  • Pneumatic testing of piping system
  • Service leak test
  • NDT in lieu of leak test
  • Case studies
 
DAY 5
 
  • Additional Code requirements for special fluids services
  • Specific Design Requirements for Toxic Fluid (M Category) services
  • Design Requirements for High Pressure Fluid services
  • Design Requirements for High Purity (U category) Fluid services
  • Design Requirements for High Pressure ( Category K) Fluid services
  • Overview of flanges as per ASME B 16.5
  • Piping integrity assessments as per API 570
  • Making run-repair-replace decisions.
  • Calculation of Remaining life and MAWP of piping system
  • Real-world examples and case studies
  • Familiarize participants with the organization and intent of the B 31.3 code
  • Know how to read the code, and interpret its stated and implied requirements
  • What issues to take into consideration when designing process piping
  • Pressure design of piping and piping components
  • How to analyze piping flexibility and gauge the limitations of piping and piping components
  • Provide participants step-by step approach to piping design, including the design optimization techniques.
  • Introduce participants with various material selection, fabrication, erection and testing of piping systems.
  • Be able to understand the mandatory requirements, specific prohibitions and optional stipulations given in the code and other service restrictions on piping systems.
  • How to conduct and certify the pressure testing.
  • Understand principles of piping integrity assessments as per API 570 and to make run-repair-replace decisions.
  • Know how to calculate Remaining life, and MAWP of piping system
Ideally suited for Piping engineers and designers, Plant engineers who need an understanding of the requirements for compliance to the Code for piping design and analysis, and testing. Managers, Engineers, Supervisors, and Plant operation personnel who work in the Refineries, Petrochemical plants, and other process industries will find this course immensely useful.

Aaron A. Zick, Ph.D.

Founder and President

Biography


President, Zick Technologies (Since 10/93).

Petroleum engineering consulting and software development, specializing in the area of reservoir fluid phase behavior modeling. References available on request. Key achievements:

-Developed numerous equation-of-state and black-oil fluid characterizations for various major oil companies and as a sub-contractor for Pera A/S.

-Recommended phase behavior experimentation and modeling guidelines for several major oil companies.

-Wrote PhazeComp, a new, state-of-the-art program from Zick Technologies for equation-of-state phase behavior modeling, reservoir fluid characterization, and the robust, efficient calculation of minimum miscibility conditions.

-Wrote Streamz, unique Petrostreamz A/S software for translating, manipulating, and managing vast quantities of fluid stream information.

-Designed and helped write Pipe-It, unique Petrostreamz A/S software for managing and manipulating petroleum resources, processes, and projects.

-Taught numerous industry courses on phase behavior, equations of state, reservoir fluid characterization, and miscible gas injection processes.

-Designed and helped implement a new set of equation-of-state routines for the in-house reservoir simulator of a major oil company.

-Advised the architects of a major commercial reservoir simulator on ways to significantly improve their equation-of-state routines.

 

Director of Research, Reservoir Simulation Research Corporation (6/91–10/93).

Responsible for the research and development of more efficient, accurate, and reliable techniques for modeling reservoir fluid phase behavior within MORE® (a fully-compositional, equation-of-state reservoir simulator). Also responsible for improving three-dimensional visualization of reservoir simulator output, and for occasional consulting work. Key achievements:

-Designed and implemented new equation-of-state solution algorithms for MORE®, improving both efficiency and robustness while using less memory.

-Developed a powerful and flexible interface between MORE® and TECPLOT™ (three-dimensional surface contouring software from AMTEC Engineering).

 

Senior Principal Research Engineer, ARCO Oil and Gas Company (9/83–5/91).

Developed expertise in reservoir fluid phase behavior, phase behavior modeling, compositional reservoir simulation, and relative permeability modeling.  Designed and analyzed PVT experiments. Created equation-of-state reservoir fluid characterizations. Developed ARCO’s phase behavior modeling software and relative permeability modeling software. Helped develop several of ARCO’s compositional and limited compositional reservoir simulators. Key achievements:

-Discovered the true, condensing/vaporizing mechanism of oil displace­ment by enriched hydrocarbon gases.

-Represented ARCO on the Prudhoe Bay co-owners’ Enhanced Oil Recovery Task Force for the Prudhoe Bay Miscible Gas Project.

-Designed and analyzed most of the PVT and slim-tube experiments for the Prudhoe Bay Miscible Gas Project.

-Created the equation-of-state reservoir fluid characterization adopted by the operating companies for the Prudhoe Bay Miscible Gas Project.

-Developed the miscibility pressure correlations used by the facility operators for the Prudhoe Bay Miscible Gas Project.

-Developed EOSPHASE, a then state-of-the-art program for equation-of-state phase behavior modeling, reservoir fluid characterization, and the robust, efficient calculation of minimum miscibility conditions.

-Developed SLIMTUBE, a special-purpose, equation-of-state simulator for slim-tube displacements.

-Developed new, compositionally-consistent, three-phase relative perme­ability models for ARCO’s compositional simulators and wrote data-fitting software for those models.

-Developed the phase behavior and relative permeability routines for a new, limited compositional reservoir simulator and assisted on other aspects of it.

-Continually added improvements to various in-house reservoir simulators.

-Regularly taught in-house courses on the phase behavior of miscible gas displacement processes.

 

IMPORTANT PUBLICATIONS

A. A. Zick, “A Combined Condensing/Vaporizing Mechanism in the Displacement of Oil by Enriched Gases,” presented at the 61st Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, New Orleans, LA (October, 1986).

D. E. Tang and A. A. Zick, “A New Limited Compositional Reservoir Simulator,” presented at the 12th SPE Symposium on Reservoir Simulation, New Orleans, LA (March, 1993).