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Presenter: Mitchell Kowalczyk Kowalczyk has 20 years of experience with CB&I in the design, analysis and fabrication of pressure vessels, including refinery turnarounds. He has an additional 22 years of experience with UOP (process licensor) in the design, analysis and fabrication of pressure vessels,…More



This course is a comprehensive introduction to the requirements of various codes and standards, regarding inspection, repairs and alterations of pressure equipment, and in particular pressure vessels. The requirements of the National Board Inspection Code and the API-510 will be covered in detail. A brief introduction to API-579, Fitness for Service will also be included. Simple flaw evaluation procedures will be evaluated. The activities of ASME’s Post Construction Committee will be explained and documents published by this Committee will be discussed.

Who should attend:

Individuals from users, manufacturers, repair organizations, inspection agencies and other organizations involved with maintenance and repair of pressure equipment. This course is intended for beginners, as well as experienced personnel wishing to update their knowledge.

Special Features:

  • Code rules, scope and jurisdiction
  • General requirements related to materials and testing

Course highlights:

  • Introduction to post construction codes and standards and the interrelation of various documents
  • Explanation of the responsibilities of the users, manufacturers, repair organizations, regulatory agencies and authorized inspectors
  • How to obtain a National Board stamp
  • Detailed requirements of the NBIC
  • Differences between the NBIC and API-510
  • Examples of repairs and alterations and the documentation requirements for each
  • CAn introduction to API-579
  • Evaluation of corroded areas
  • Evaluation of pitted areas
  • Evaluation of misalignments and other geometric flaws
  • Simple Level 1 evaluation procedures for other flaws
  • An introduction to the ASME Post Construction Committee
  • Introduction to ASME post-construction standards
  • Overview of work being performed by API, ASME, and PVRC related to post construction issues
  • Examples demonstrating the application of the rules
  • Open discussion of specific situations and problems brought up by the attendees

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

For volume discounts and in-house rates, please contact:
Phindi Mbedzi at 2KG Training
Tell: +27 (0) 11 325 0686
Cell: +27 (0) 71 125 6188


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