PD714 – BPV Code, Section VIII, Division 2: Design and Fabrication of Pressure Vessels


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PD714 – BPV Code, Section VIII, Division 2: Design and Fabrication of Pressure Vessels

  • Copenhagen: 24-26 June 2019
  • Length: 3 days
  • CEUs: 2.30
  • PDHs: 23.00


This introductory course describes the use of alternative rules for the design and fabrication of pressure vessels given in Section VIII, Division 2 of the ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code.

This course offers a deep insight into the benefits of applying these alternative rules.  The course presents a brief history and background for these rules and introduces the new Class 1 and Class 2 vessel types by explaining their differences regarding their design and construction.  Participants are introduced to the materials, design, fabrication, toughness, examination, inspection, testing and certification requirements with a detailed discussion making these concepts easier to grasp.

The course provides a high-level overview of the Code that prepares participants for the more advanced courses on topics such as design by rule, design by analysis, fatigue analysis, fracture mechanics and fitness-for-service leading to a broader understanding and mastery of these concepts.

You Will Learn To:

  • Explain and apply requirements for Class 1 and 2 Division 2 pressure vessels
  • Explain theories of failure and design margins applied to the vessel classes
  • Describe the general concepts for design by rule and design by analysis rules
  • Describe fatigue analysis screening procedures
  • Identify acceptable materials and fabrication requirements for Division 2
  • Explain nondestructive examination (NDE) requirements
  • Describe pressure testing and overpressure protection rules

Course Requirement

Participants are required to bring a calculator for class exercises.


Please click HERE to view the course outline.


Who Should Attend

This is an essential course for individuals involved with design, analysis, fabrication, purchasing, repair, and inspection of pressure vessels, as well as supervisory and regulatory personnel should attend.  Although some knowledge of design and fabrication of pressure vessels is desirable, no previous experience is required for attending this course. Both beginners and experienced personnel involved with pressure vessels will benefit from this course.

Also available an the online, Instructor-supported course EL502.

  • Course Type: Public Course
  • Course Number: PD714
  • Language: English