Design of Pressure Vessel Based on ASME Section VIII, Division 1


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This course is aimed at granting participants a thorough knowledge of the ASME Section VIII, Division 1 Code for pressure vessels, its structure, and function.


Essential requirements, rules, formulas, materials, welding, design, fabrication and testing, will be covered.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the requirements and code rules applicable to the design of pressure vessels.
  • Use the codes and rules in design and fabrication conditions.
  • Prepare design specifications, fabrication testing, and reports
  • Spot and select appropriate materials using the right specifications

Course Content Summary

Some of the course topics are:

  • Introduction to ASME Code and Section VIII Divisions 1
  • Design Factors of Divisions 1 & 2
  • Code Rules, Scope, and Jurisdiction
  • Materials, Specifications and Selection
  • General Design Criteria (Code Section UG)
  • Design Criteria for Specific Cases
  • Joint Categories & Joint Efficiencies
  • General Requirements Related to Stamping, Reports, Testing etc
  • Non-Destructive Examination (NDE), Testing and Pressure Relief
  • Hydrostatic and Pneumatic Testing
  • Welding Processes and their Application (Code Section UW)
  • Fabrication Requirements (Code Section UCS)
  • Requirements for Vessels Fabricated by Welding
  • Requirements for Carbon and Low Alloy Steels
  • Requirements for High Alloy Steels
  • Requirements for Heat Treated Materials

Target Audience

  • Mechanical engineers
  • Experienced vessel designers
  • Quality personnel
  • Operators and inspectors

Course Period

  • Option 1: Evening on weekdays (Monday to Friday)
  • Option 2: Weekends (2 Saturdays, 8 AM to 4.30 PM)
  • Option 3: Weekdays (2 days – 8 AM to 4.30 PM)

Course Level: Advanced

Price (Including VAT): N100,000

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