PD786- Overview of In-service Codes for Inspections, Repairs and Alterations of Pressure Equipment


Pressure Equipment | Milan

PD786 – Overview of In-service Codes for Inspections, Repairs and Alterations of Pressure Equipment

  • Milan : 21 – 22 march 2019
  • Length: 2 days
  • CEUs: 1.50
  • PDHs: 15.00


Save up to €870 by enrolling in PD787, a combo course consisting of this course (PD786) and PD785, ASME BPV Code, Section VIII, Division 1: Construction of Pressure Vessels.

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 are covered in detail.  A brief introduction to API-579, Fitness-for-Service is presented, and simple flaw evaluation procedures are evaluated.  Additionally, the activities of ASME’s Post Construction Committee will be explained and documents published by this Committee are discussed.

You Will Learn To:

  • Describe the latest developments in the rapidly advancing field of pressure equipment inspection and repairs
  • Identify the post-construction Codes and Standards and the interrelation of various documents
  • Explain the responsibilities of the users, manufacturers, repair organizations, regulatory agencies and authorized inspectors
  • Explain how to obtain a National Board stamp
  • Identify detailed requirements of the API 510
  • Identify and provide examples of repairs, alterations and the documentation requirements for each
  • Explain Risk-based Inspection principles
  • Apply analysis methodologies and acceptance criteria based on API 579/ FFS-1 Fitness for Service
  • Provide examples demonstrating the application of selected rules and requirements covering inspection planning and Fitness-for-Service

Who Should Attend

Engineers and technical professionals, including 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.

  • Course Type: Public Course
  • Course Number: PD786
  • Language: English



Robert Kauer (Dipl.-Ing., Dr.-Ing.)

Robert Kauer (Dipl.-Ing., Dr.-Ing.) received his engineering degree at the Technische Universität of München in 1991.  Since earning his degrees, he has been working in the field of pressure vessel and piping technology, starting as an R&D engineer at the Institute of Pressure Vessel and Piping Design, Experimental Stress Analysis and Plant Engineering in Munich.


Throughout his service at TÜV SÜD, Dr. Kauer has handled various national and international projects related to design, Fitness for Service, structural integrity and inspection program development for nuclear and non-nuclear applications in pressure vessel and piping technology.  He is and was member of various national and European committees.  Currently, Dr. Kauer is responsible for Consulting Projects for the Oil & Gas, the Chemical and the Power Plant Industry related to Fitness for Service, Asset Integrity and Process Safety Excellence at TÜV SÜD Industry Service, in Munich.