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ASME B31.3 Process Piping Code (AMS)

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Monday,20 April 2020

  • Day One

    Introduction to B31.3

    • Aims, objectives, and outcomes of the course

    B31.3 Scope and Definitions

    • General Statements
    • Fluid Service Categories

    Design Considerations & Criteria

    • Design Conditions
    • Design Criteria

    Pressure Design of Piping Components

    • General
    • Pressure Design of Components
    • Case Study - Pipe Wall Thickness

    Design - Fluid Service Requirements & Standards for Piping Components Standards

    • Pipe
    • Fittings, Bends, Miters, Laps and Branch Connections
    • Valves and Specialty Components
    • Flanges, Blanks, Flange Facings and Gaskets
    • Bolting
    • Dimensions and Ratings of Components
    • Case Studies - Branch connection & Flanges

Tuesday,21 April 2020

  • Day Two

    Design - Fluid Service Requirements for Piping Joints

    • General
    • Welded Joints
    • Expanded Joints
    • Threaded Joints
    • Tubing Joints
    • Caulked Joints
    • Soldered and Brazed Joints
    • Special Joints

    Design - Flexibility and Support

    • Piping Flexibility
    • Piping Support
    • Case Study - Piping Flexibility
    • Case Study - Specification of Spring Support

    Bellows Expansion Joints

Wednesday,22 April 2020

  • Day Three

    Design - Systems

    • Specific Piping Systems
    • Pressure Relieving Systems

    Materials

    • General Requirements
    • Materials - Miscellaneous
    • Case Study - Selection of Materials for Low Temperature Service

    Fabrication, Assembly & Erection

    • General
    • Welding
    • Preheating
    • Heat Treatment
    • Bending and Forming
    • Brazing and Soldering
    • Assembly and Erection

Thursday,23 April 2020

  • Day Four

    Inspection, Examination & Testing

    • Inspection
    • Examination
    • Examination Personnel
    • Examination Procedures
    • Types of Examination
    • Testing
    • Records

    Case Study - Pressure Testing

    Precautionary Considerations

    Safeguarding

    Summary

    Case Study - Development of a Piping System

    NB: Code topics not covered by this course

    • Nonmetallic Piping and Piping Lined With Nonmetals
    • High Pressure Piping
    • High Purity Piping
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