COURSE NAME:ASME Sec VIII, Div 1 Pressure Vessels - Design Engineers


 23-06-2019  27-06-2019  Riyadh/Saudi Arabia Register
 23-06-2019  27-06-2019  Dammam/Saudi Arabia Register
 23-06-2019  27-06-2019  Manama/Bahrain Register
 20-10-2019  24-10-2019  Dammam/Saudi Arabia Register
 17-11-2019  21-11-2019  Jeddah/Saudi Arabia Register


  • Pressure Vessels play vital role in Process and Power Generation Plants. If not properly designed or fabricated Pressure Vessels suffers many leakages/ failures. These failures lead to major shutdowns which results in loss the production or loss to power generation.


  • This 5-days course aims at understanding of construction features of Pressure Vessels, Basic Principles in Pressure Vessels design, fabrication and inspection, as stipulated by ASME Section VIII Div 1 code. The course helps the participants to get a thorough overview of the ASME code requirements and their applications.


  • The course heavily relies on practical utility of the code by covering several examples, exercises and case studies.

Day 1


Session 1

  • Benchmark Quiz
  • What are codes and standards
  • Objectives of codes and standards
  • Understanding of codes and standards
  • Stated and implied requirement of codes.
  • Overview of ASME codes.


Session 2

  • Introduction to ASME Sec. VIII Div. 1
  • Pressure vessels included in ASME Codes
  •  Pressure vessels excluding from ASME codes.
  • Concept of primary stress
    • Circumferential stress
    • Longitudinal stress.


Session 3

  • Allowable stress in ASME design
  • Weld joint categories
  • Weld  joint types
  • Concept of weld joint efficiency
  • Design of cylindrical shells
  • Home work Exam 1



Day 2


Session 1

  • Points to recall day 1
  • Static head calculations.
  • Design of cylindrical and spherical shell
  • Case studies
  • Calculation of
    • Required thickness
    • Design thickness
    • Normal thickness
  • Calculation of MAWP.



Session 2

  • Types of dished heads.
  • Selection of dished heads based on pressure / Diameter
  • Design of ellipsoidal heads.
  • MAWP calculations for heads
  • Case studies.



Session 3

  • Design of Torispherical heads
  • Design of Hemispherical heads
  • Design of conical heads
  • Design of simple flat heads
  • Home work Exam – 2




Day 3


Session 1

  • Points to recall day – 2
  • Design of nozzle openings
  • Design of nozzle neck
  • Selection of nozzle flanges
  • Design of reinforcement pads

Session 2

  • Brief over view for external pressure design
  • Design of jacketed vessels
  • Design of vacuum vessels
  • Selection and spacing of stiffening rings


Session 3

  • Materials for pressure parts
  • Identification of materials
  • Partially identified materials
  • Unidentified materials
  • Materials for non-pressure parts
  • Home work Exam – 3



Day 4


Session 1

  • Points to recall day – 3
  • Requirement of low temperature service
  • Deciding impact test requirement
  • Impact test exemptions
  • Impact test acceptance criteria
  • Material inspection, test certificates
  • Fabrication of pressure vessels
  • Forming and ovality
  • Weld fit-ups and mis-alignments
  • Weld reinforcements
  • Weld – metal build-up
  • Weld joints in shells
  • Weld joints for nozzle attachments



Session 2

  • Deciding PWHT requirement
  • PWHT methods
  • PWHT temperature, time
  • Heating / cooling rates
  • Deciding nozzle orientations
  • Requirements of man-ways and inspection openings
  • NDT of pressure vessels
  • Selection of NDT methods
  • Code requirement for radiography
  • Acceptance criteria for elongated and rounded indications
  • UT requirement



Session 3

  • PT and MT requirements
  • Acceptance criteria for PT and MT
  • Dimensional inspection and release for pressure test
  • Pad- test
  • Requirements for Pressure Gauges for pressure test
  • Hydrostatic and Pneumatic Tests
  • Calculating test pressures, Inspection pressures, pressurization stages and safety relief valve settings
  • Test temperatures, Temperature Corrections
  • Home work Exam - 4


Day 5



Session 1

  • Points to Recall Day 4
  • Types of Vessel Supports
  • Type of Sphere Supports
  • Saddle support, Skirt supports, Leg supports



Session 2

  • Post test inspection
  • Vessel stamping and Name plate
  • Safety valve requirements
  • Pressure vessel Documentation & Records



Session 3


  • Final Exam – Closed Book
  • Final Exam – Open Book
  • Feed Back
  • Concluding session for Pressure Vessel Course




  • The course ideally suited for the professionals involved in Pressure Vessel Design, Pressure Vessel Inspection, maintenance and operation.
    • 5 Day(s)

    The presentation is generally appealing to me. The dedication & devotion of the instructor are both laudable & admirable.
    Mohammed F. Alotaibi

    Really this course is important for any inspector, so I will recommended it for our employees. And thanks a lot!
    Ahmed Al-Yami

    You are doing excellent bringing such very talented instructor. Please keep it up.
    Ahmed Afifi
    Al-Zamil CoolCare

    I would like to appreciate you as well as the instructor for a good training due to the fact that the helping to gain new information about the types of valve with advantages and disadvantage as well. Many thinking.
    Zaki Ali Aldawood

    This course was very beneficial and helpful to understand one of the Major NDT method. I encourage ITC to continue with this performance.
    Talal Saad AlHasawi

    ITC service was in overall excellent. Thanks.
    Wael M. Morsy

    This course was good and a nice guide to the PMP exam. Thanks.
    Yazeed Mohamed Mreki
    General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA)

    It was good course & good preparation with excellent instructor. Thanks a lot.
    Faisal Mahdi Al-Qahtani

    It was a nice course to have. I suggest taking this course with the same instructor to other people. Thanks for the instructor for his kindness & helfull during the course.
    Abdul-Moniem Al-Humoud

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    Mohammed Amjad
    Al-Suwadi Services

    The instructor is highly and technical knowledgeable in explaining all the subject in the course taken.
    Noel V. Garan
    Coldstorec Group Of Saudi Arabia

    Instructor was well prepared and knowledgeable I gain lot of useful information.
    Gulam Khan
    Saudi Aramco

    It was a good learning experience. Got to know the concept involved in key account.
    Muthuraman Nachiappan
    Al-Suwadi Services

    The instructor Mr. Ahmed Sabry has a very nice spirit.
    Salam Fakhoury
    Al Khodari Company

    It is very useful to us and increase our knowledge.
    Mohammed Rashed Afifi
    Al Khodari Company

    The course is excellent and helpful. It help me in organizing the work in more safe manner.
    Muzammil Hayat
    Al Khodari Company

    The instructor is very knowledge and hard working, his way of teaching is very good.
    Ibrahim Darwish
    Al Khodari Company