ASME Section I - Power Boilers
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 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 the 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 (hydro test)
- 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 Power Plants, Refineries, Petrochemical plants, and other process industries will find this course immensely useful.
Mandar Mulay has about 20 years hands on experience in design and integrity assessment of Piping Systems, Reactors & Storage Tanks, Pressure Vessels, Power Boiler, and Heat Exchanger. He is well conversant with the major industry codes & standards such as ASME Sec. I, ASME B 31.1, B31.3 , B31.4 and B31.8, ASME Sec VIII, BS-5500, TEMA, API -650, IS 803, API 579, ASME PCC-2 etc.
Major projects closely associated with, in his professional career so far are, Qatar Chemicals, Shell, Castrol India, Reliance Industries, Cargill Foods USA, etc. His proficiency in Power Boiler, Piping and Pressure Vessel Codes enables him to trace the similarities and differences of these codes. He also actively involved as Instructor for programs on the subjects of ASME codes, Integrity Assessment, Fitness for Service, etc.
Along with his career in Engineering and Design Department in a multinational company at a very senior post for the last 20 years, he is also visiting faculty to a well known Engineering College in India for their P.G. Courses in Piping Design and Engineering
Apart from being visiting faculty, He has also conducted several Training Courses ( ASME Sec. I, ASME Sec. VIII, ASME B 31.3 Piping Codes , API 579 FFS code, ASME PCC-2 Repair practices, and Heat Exchanger Design Operations & Maintenance ) in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain and UAE for engineers from companies like Saudi Aramco, SABIC group of Companies, Qatar Petroleum, ADNOC, BAPCO, DEWA, Gulf Petrochemicals etc. He has already conducted many times the training courses in API 579, where the participants rated him “Excellent” for these courses.
API 579 - Fitness For Service
Shell and Tube Heat Exchangers: Mechanical Design (ASME/TEMA), and Considering Operations & Maintenance
ASME B31.3 - Process Piping Code Design Requirements