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ASME BPV Code, Section III, Division 1: The Code and Regulation

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This course is a comprehensive overview of Section III, Division 1, including interfaces with Sections II, V, IX, XI, and NQA-1. The course explains how Section III is implemented by the US NRC in its regulations, and regulatory guidance. The course also explains the Section III requirements and processes, including the requirements for design, determination of safety classification for components, quality assurance, third-party oversight by the Authorized Inspection Agency, and the duties and responsibilities of N, NA, NV and NPT certificate holders.

Students are presented with an overview of the technical bases for Section III, Class 1, design-by-analysis, the ASME Accreditation process, the requirements for the Authorized Inspection Agency, the duties and responsibilities of the Authorized Nuclear Inspector, and the Quality Assurance Program requirements for Material Organizations and ASME Certificate Holders. The course includes explains the Section III process for Code Cases and Code Inquiries.

Each participant will receive a copy of ASME B&PVC, Section III, Subsection NCA: General Requirements for Division 1 and Division 2.

You Will Learn To:

  • Describe the scope and requirements of Section III
  • Describe how Section III is used by the USNRC
  • Describe the differences in requirements between Class 1, 2 and 3 components
  • Describe the Scope and Requirements of Sections II, V, IX, XI and NQA-1 and how they interface with Section III
  • Explain the purpose of Code Cases and Code Interpretations and their use by the USNRC
  • Describe the purpose of Code Data Reports
  • Describe the third-party oversight functions performed by Authorized Inspection
  • Agencies and the role of the Authorized Nuclear Inspector
  • Describe the Quality Assurance Program required for Material Organizations and the Quality Assurance Program required for Certificate holders
  • Explain the significance of the ASME Certification Mark
  • Describe the ASME Accreditation Process, and duties and responsibilities for N, NA, NPT Certificate Holders
  • Describe new initiatives being considered by the Section III Standards Committee
  • Describe future global trends for nuclear generation of electric power

Who Should Attend
Entry level and experienced engineers and personnel employed by suppliers of nuclear systems and components, and operating nuclear power generation facilities that wish to gain a more in-depth understanding of Section III and how it is applied in the design and construction of components for nuclear power generation facilities.

Course Summary
Title: ASME BPV Code, Section III, Division 1: The Code and Regulation
Length: 4 days CEUs: 3.00 PDHs: 30.00
London: 17th - 20th February 2020
Ref: PD684
Track/Focus: Nuclear
Standard price: £1,845
Member price: £1,745

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ASME Learning & Development is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). ASME Learning & Development complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, ASME Learning & Development is authorized to issue the IACET CEU

Other courses presented in London, February 2020:

Boilers and Pressure Vessels

  • Non-Destructive Examination - Applying ASME Code Requirements (Section V)
  • ASME BPV Code, Section VIII, Division 1: Construction of Pressure Vessels
  • ASME BPV Code, Section III, Division 2: Design & Fabrication of Pressure Vessels
  • Overview of In-service Codes for Inspection, Repairs, and Alterations of Pressure Equipment
  • Pressure Relief Devices: Design, Sizing, Construction, Inspection and Maintenance


  • ASME NQA-1 Quality Assurance Requirements for Nuclear Facility Applications
  • ASME NQA-1 Lead Auditor Training (Nuclear)

Fluids and Heat Transfer

  • Centrifugal Pumps: Testing, Design, and Analysis
  • Design and Selection of Heat Exchangers

Piping and Pipelines

  • B31.3 Process Piping Code

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