COURSE NAME:ASME B31.1 Power Piping


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  • Piping plays vital role in Power Generation Plants. If not properly designed or fabricated piping suffers many leakages/ failures. These failures lead to major shutdowns and ultimately loss to power generation.

By completing this course, participants will:

  • This course is designed to increase knowledge in the area of piping in general and power piping in specific. This advanced, fast-paced program provides the participants with working knowledge of the design philosophy and engineering practices employed in the design, fabrication and erection/commissioning requirements of power piping.
  • Many of the derivations of the formulas used in ASME Section 31.1 are discussed to satisfy design and construction requirements on practical grounds. Hands-on design problem solving is integrated throughout the program.

Day 1

Session 1

  • Introduction and Bench Mark Quiz
  • Piping codes and standards
  • Standards for Piping Components
  • Pipe flanges and fittings

Session 2

  • ASME B 31.1 Scope and applicability
  • Fluid Service Classification
  • Definitions
  • Design Philosophy of B31.1
  • Joint Quality Factors / Increased Quality factors
  • Allowable stresses
  • Design for Internal Pressure
  • Case Study-1

Session 3

  • Case Study-2
  • Design of permanent blanks
  • Case Study-3
  • Practice Exam-1 (closed Book)

Day 2

Session 1

  • Points to recall Day-1
  • Selection of Fittings and Flanges
  • Pressure-temperature ratings.

Session 2

  • Design of Nozzles –reinforcements
  • Case Study 3
  • Review of Exam-1 Session 3
  • Service considerations in Design
  • Materials Review
  • Common piping Materials
  • Listed, unlisted materials
  • Temperature Limitations
  • Home Work - 1

Day 3

Session 1

  • Points to recall Day-2
  • Review of Homework - 1
  • Material Identification, Certification and Traceability Session 2
  • Support Systems for piping
  • Flexibility considerations
  • Case Study 4 Session 3
  • Weld Edge prep. And Fit-up tolerances
  • Welding Procedures and Qualification Testing
  • Welder Qualification
  • Weld size for attachment welds at openings.
  • Socket welds, Seal welds
  • Permitted Weld reinforcements
  • Practice Exam-2. (Open Book)

Day 4

Session 1

  • Review of Practice Exam 2 (Open Book)
  • Preheat Temperature
  • Post Weld Heat Treatment
  • Hardness Testing after PWHT Session 2
  • Non-Destructive Examination Requirements
  • NDE Procedures and Requirements
  • NDE Personnel Qualifications
  • NDE Methods
  • Extent of NDE Examination
  • Acceptance Criteria
  • Quality Records Session 3
  • Leak Testing-Hydrostatic
  • Leak Testing-Pneumatic 
  • Service leak test
  • NDT in lieu of leak test
  • Home Work - 2

Day 5

Session 1

  • Operation of Steam Piping
  • Maintenance of Steam Piping

Session 2

  • Code stamping for steam piping
  • Final close book test

Session 3

  • Final open book test
  • Feedback, concluding and close down.
  • This course is suitable for engineers/supervisor, managers who desires to have thorough knowledge as well as practical requirements of ASME B31.1 Power Piping and those who come across day to day in practical, the usage of the above code.
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