PD785 – ASME BPV Code, Section VIII, Division 1: Construction of Pressure Vessels


Pressure Equipment | Milan

PD785 – ASME BPV Code, Section VIII, Division 1 Construction of Pressure

  • Amsterdam: 24 January-26 July 2019
  • Length: 3 days
  • CEUs: 2.30
  • PDHs: 23.00


Save up to €870 by enrolling in PD787; a combo course consisting of this course (PD785) and PD786, “Inspection, Repairs, and Alterations of Pressure Equipment.”

Based on the rules for pressure vessel construction, this course is a comprehensive introduction to the requirements of Section VIII, Division 1 including background, organization, design, materials, fabrication, inspection, testing and documentation of pressure vessels. It covers the more commonly applied subsections and paragraphs, and includes a practical discussion of individual problems and situations. Designed primarily for beginners, experienced vessel designers, who would like to update their knowledge of the Code, will also benefit from attending.

Special feature includes: how to apply the Code requirements to a real life example of a vessel and review the lessons learned via case studies.

Special Requirements
A calculator is required. It is suggested (but not required) that you bring the latest edition of the ASME codebook, BPVC Section VIII-Rules for Construction of Pressure Vessels Division 1.

You Will Learn To:

  • Describe the background of the Code.
  • Explain how to apply the Code rules to more common design and fabrication situations.
  • Identify the calculations for some of the loadings and situations not addressed by the Code.
  • Describe the preparation of design specifications, design reports, data reports, and other documentation.
  • Describe the latest developments in the rapidly advancing field of pressure equipment inspection and repairs.
  • Identify the work being performed by API, ASME, and PVRC in the related areas.
  • Identify the post-construction Codes and Standards and the interrelation of various documents.
  • Explain the responsibilities of the users, manufacturers, repair organisations, regulatory agencies and authorized inspectors.
  • Explain how to obtain a National Board stamp.
  • Identify detailed requirements of the NBIC.
  • Explain the differences between the NBIC and API-510.
  • Identify and provide examples of repairs, alterations and the documentation requirements for each.
  • Describe introductory portions of the ASME post-construction standards.
  • Provide examples demonstrating the application of the rules.


Who Should Attend

Those involved with the purchase, design, fabrication, or inspection of pressure vessels. Some technical background will be helpful, but attendees are not required to have an engineering degree or previous work experience in the subject matter.


  • Course Type: Public Course
  • Course Number: PD785
  • Language: English





Hugo Julien, P.Eng.,

began his career, in the field of pressure equipment and storage tanks, as Designer and Quality Manager at HC Vidal Ltd. (1998 to 2002).  He then worked as Quality Systems Manager at Xebec, Inc. (2002 to 2007).  Since 2007, he has been the Mechanical Integrity Advisor at GCM Consultants.  An active ASME/CSA member, he is also a certified API 510, API 570, API 571, and CSA W178.2 Level II (CSA B31.3, ASME W47.1/W59, and CSA Z662) inspector.

Mr. Julien graduated from l’École Polytechnique de Montréal (1997) in Mechanical Engineering, specializing in Manufacturing.  He is a member of the following professional engineering associations: Quebec (OIQ), Ontario (PEO), British Columbia (APEGBC), Alberta (APEGA), Saskatchewan (APEGS), and Newfoundland/Labrador (PEGNL).