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This course is Part 1 of a series of courses designed to explain what, where & when various codes (ASME, API, ASTM, ANSI, CSA, etc.) are to be applied. In this course ASME Section 5 & ASME Section 8 codes will be covered. It will discuss Due Diligence..

Course Outline

After participating in this course you will be able to do the following:
understand ASME sections 5 and 8
identify the requirements for compliance with ASME sections 5 and 8
apply the concept of due diligence

Regulations, codes, and standards are an essential component of all industrial and manufacturing facilities. Failure to comply with these requirements not only jeopardizes safety and the environment but also carries penalties such as fines and possible imprisonment. This course will cover compliance for all staff levels from senior management to hourly paid workers. Participants will learn how to comply with regulations, codes, and standards economically by following the correct and appropriate application of these requirements.

This course is Part 1 of a series of courses designed to explain what, where, and when various codes (ASME, API, ASTM, ANSI, CSA, etc.) are to be applied. 

In this course, ASME sections 5 and 8 will be covered, followed by a discussion of due diligence. 

Note: This course is the first in a series of courses on industrial codes to be offered by EPIC.

• To provide an understanding of code requirements, the application of codes, and the concept of due diligence.

Who Should Attend
Process, design, and project managers, engineers, technicians, and supervisors; plant and facilities managers, engineers, technicians, and supervisors; plant and facilities operations personnel; maintenance managers, engineers, technicians, and supervisors; stationary engineers; consultants and contractors responsible for the design and installation of industrial facilities; and, personnel in the chemical, petrochemical, pulp and paper, water utility, and energy industries.

Program Outline

Day 1

8:00      Registration and Coffee

8:20      Welcome, Introduction, Workshop Preview, Learning Outcomes and the Assessment Method

8:30      Review of General Engineering Principles
            €¢ Engineering material characteristics
            €¢ Basic stress and strain calculations
            €¢ Hoop and radial stresses in vessels
            €¢ Welding processes

10:00    Refreshments and Networking

10:45    General Code Language 
            €¢ Wording
            €¢ Terms

11:15    Compliance 
            €¢ Consequences of non-compliance
            €¢ Case study

12:00    Lunch

1:00      Due Diligence
            €¢ General overview
            €¢ Examples

1:30      ASME Section 5 €" Non -Destructive Examination (NDE)
            €¢ Scope
            €¢ Description of the types of NDE specified in the code.
            €¢ Where and when each type is to be used.
            €¢ Examples

2:30      Refreshments and Networking

2:45      ASME Section 5 €" Non -Destructive Examination (NDE) continued
            €¢ Qualified personnel
            €¢ Authorized inspectors
            €¢ Interpretation of results
            €¢ Reporting and corrective action
            €¢ Case studies

4:15      General Discussion

4:30      Adjournment

Day II

8:30      ASME Section 8 (Pressure Vessels)
            €¢ History
            €¢ General overview
            €¢ Divisions 1, 2 & 3

9:45      ASME Section 8 €" Division 1
            €¢ Scope
            €¢ Design
            €¢ Materials

10:15    Refreshments and Networking

10:30    ASME Section 8 €" Division 1 continued
            €¢ Fabrication
            €¢ Appurtenances
            €¢ Inspection and testing requirements
            €¢ Operation and maintenance requirements
            €¢ Modifications

12:30    Lunch

1:30      Damage Mechanisms Affecting Pressure Vessels
            €¢ Vessel failure and events causing damage
            €¢ Protection and prevention
            €¢ Case studies
            €¢ Remedial action

2:30      Refreshments and Networking

2:45      Fitness for Service Assessments of Pressure Vessels
            €¢ Scope of assessments and methodology
            €¢ Inspection methods and procedures 
            €¢ Cost and resources involved
            €¢ Examples

4:00      Questions and Answers and Feedback to Participants on Achievement of Learning Outcomes

4:15      Concluding Remarks and Final Adjournment


Nabil Al-Khirdaji
Nabil Al-Khirdaji
Nabil Al-Khirdaji, M.Eng. and P.Eng., is president of Kappa Associates International, which provides engineering and project services to the petroleum, process, energy, and related industries. Mr. Al-Khirdaji has taught well over 200 technical professional development courses and he specializes in the areas of plant integrity, petroleum refinery, and process plant equipment design and operation. He has taught in Canada, the U.S., Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Sudan, Yemen, Oman, Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Malaysia, presenting numerous topics on the design, operation, and maintenance of process plant equipment and piping systems. He received his B.Eng. (Mechanical) degree from the American University of Beirut and his M.Eng. degree from the University of Toronto.

A registered professional engineer with the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario, Mr. Al-Kjirdaji has over 40 years of experience in the petroleum, petrochemical, and related industries both in Canada and the Middle East. During these past 40 years, including 24 years with Shell Canada Limited, he has assumed a number of project, engineering specialist, and engineering management positions with a vast range of responsibilities. He is also mechanical program director with EPIC and holds a senior project management position with an oil and gas engineering company in Milan, Italy. Mr. Al-Khirdaji served for several years on the API committee on refinery equipment, which oversees the development of engineering practices for the design, fabrication, installation, inspection, and use of materials and equipment in refineries and related processing facilities.

Prerequisites & Certificates

Certificates offered

1.4 CEUs / 14 PDHs

Cancellation Policy
To withdraw from a course, you must send a request, in writing, with the official receipt to our office. Fifteen or more business days in advance: full refund less $50.00 administration charge. Five to fifteen business days in advance: non-refundable credit of equal value for any future EPIC seminar within one year. Credits are transferable within your organization. In case of an unexpected event occurring after this time, you may send someone else to take your place without any additional cost.
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