ASME Section I - Power Boilers

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Upcoming Course

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PST0390-202003  12 Oct 2020  14 Oct 2020  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  USD 2195  Mandar Mulay   Register

Past Course

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        Aaron A. Zick, Ph.D. 
PST0390-201601  09 Nov 2016  11 Nov 2016  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  SGD 2650  Mandar Mulay 
PST0390-201701  31 Jul 2017  02 Aug 2017  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  SGD 2650  Mandar Mulay 
PST0390-201702  06 Dec 2017  08 Dec 2017  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  SGD 2650  Mandar Mulay 
PST0390-201801  09 Apr 2018  11 Apr 2018  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  SGD 2650  Mandar Mulay 
PST0390-201802  03 Dec 2018  05 Dec 2018  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  SGD 2650  Mandar Mulay 
PST0390-201901  09 Oct 2019  11 Oct 2019  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  USD 2195  Mandar Mulay 
PST0390-202002  22 Jun 2020  24 Jun 2020  Bandung, Indonesia  USD 2195  Mandar Mulay 

ASME codes and standards are the most widely used in the world for the design, operation, maintenance, and repair of power boilers, pressure vessels and nuclear facilities.

This course will provide the participant with a detailed knowledge of the responsibilities of personnel involved in the design, fabrication and examination of new power boiler plant components and new construction activity as defined by Section I of the ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code.

The program also gives an insight and information about other Sections of ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel codes. The participants will be explained the mechanics of adopting and applying the code rules and design formulae for construction of boilers.

Day 1 : Introduction and Materials

  • Introduction to the ASME Boiler Pressure Vessel Code
  • Organization and Scope of Section I
  • Difference between Boiler Proper and Boiler External Piping.
  • Valves and valve ratings; Safety Valves
  • Code Cases, Inquiries, Interpretations, Code Effective dates, & Revision
  • Materials of Section I Construction ( as per ASME Section-II)
  • Material Test Reports
  • Case studies

Day 2 : Design and Fabrication

  • Design temperature and pressure for boilers and piping
  • Loads considered by Section I
  • Allowable Stress in ASME Section II Part D
  • Design Methods (Thickness calculations for major components)
  • Qualification of Weld Procedures; Selection of Weld Procedures for construction
  • Weld size requirements of Section I; Nozzle and other opening rules for welding
  • Post Weld Heat Treatment
  • Repairs to welds
  • Case studies

Day 3: Non-Destructive Examination, Quality Systems

  • Nondestructive Examinations requirements
  • Visual Inspection Requirements
  • Hydrostatic testing
  • Code certification by stamping and data reports
  • ASME Code edition applicable to repairs and alterations
  • Study and discussion on a typical boiler specification.
  • Coordination of boiler engineer with other discipline engineers such as piping/ instruments/ etc.
  • Queries and answers.
  • Case studies
  • The scope and purpose of the Sections of the ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code
  • The rules and requirements in Section I for the design of power boilers
  • The application of Section II Materials and their allowable stresses
  • The basic rules for fabrication, examination and testing (hydrotest)
  • The process for quality control and certification

Ideally suited for Piping/ Boiler engineers and designers, Plant engineers who need an understanding of the requirements for compliance to the code for piping/ boiler design and analysis, and testing. Managers, Engineers, Supervisors, and Plant operation personnel who work in the Power Plants, Refineries, Petrochemical plants, and other process industries will find this course immensely useful.

Aaron A. Zick, Ph.D.

Founder and President


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.



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).