Presenter: Glynn E. Woods

Glynn E. Woods, P.E. is the Course Director for the ASME B31.3 Code Design Seminars for ASME Continuing Education Institute of New York. He is a consultant with experience in piping design, stress, supports, and failure analysis as well as piping compo…More


The lack of commentary, or historical perspective, regarding the B31.3 Code requirements for process piping design and construction is an obstacle to the designer, manufacturer, fabricator, supplier, erector, examiner, inspector, and owner who want to provide a safe and economical piping system. This intensive four day course, through the use of hundreds of examples shown and personal experiences of the instructor, demonstrates how the B31.3 Code has been correctly and incorrectly applied.

This seminar explains the principle intentions of the Code and why the Code is not a handbook. Attendees come away from this seminar with a clear understanding of how piping systems fail & what the Code requires the designer, manufacturer, fabricator, supplier, erector, examiner, inspector and owner to do to prevent such failures. The focus of the seminar is to enhance participants’ understanding and application of the B31.3 Code. Instruction is further enhanced by in-class problem solving, directly applying the rules and equations of the B31.3 Code for specific design and operating conditions to illustrate correct applications.

These piping design seminars have been prepared and presented to piping engineers and designers across the United States, Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, and Indonesia.

Who Should Attend

Piping engineers & designers who need an understanding of the requirements for compliance and the trends of Code changes for piping design and analysis, fabrication, examination, and testing

Special Requirements

Attendees are required to bring a scientific calculator. The latest edition of the ASME B31.3 Process Piping Codebook is also recommended for this course.

B31.3 – Process Piping

This Code contains requirements for piping typically found in petroleum refineries; chemical, pharmaceutical, textile, paper, semiconductor, and cryogenic plants, and related processing plants and terminals. The requirements cover materials and components, design, fabrication, assembly, erection, examination, inspection, and testing of piping. This Code applies to piping for all fluids including raw, intermediate, and finished chemicals; petroleum products; gas, steam, air and water; fluidized solids; refrigerants; and cryogenic fluids. Also included is piping which interconnects pieces or stages within a packaged equipment assembly.

Please Note:
The precise content may change on the day depending on the specific needs of the delegates

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