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The American Society of Mechanical Engineers

EL503 - Inspection, Repairs, and Alterations of Pressure Equipment

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Overview / Abstract:

A comprehensive introduction to the requirements of various codes and standards regarding inspection, repairs and alterations of pressure equipment, and in particular, pressure vessels, this online, instructor-supported course covers in detail the requirements of the National Board Inspection Code and the API-510. A brief introduction to API-579, Fitness-for-Service, will be included, and simple flaw evaluation procedures will be evaluated. The activities of ASME’s Post Construction Committee (PCC) are explained and documents published by this Committee are discussed.

The instructor recommends that students obtain a copy of the National Board Inspection Code (you may purchase it directly from the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors website:

You Will Learn To
- Identify and apply definitions used in repairs and alterations
- Describe the roles and responsibilities of the user, repair concern and regulatory body/authorized inspector
- Explain how to obtain and use the nation board “R” stamp
- Identify the General Requirements of NBIC
- Explain the jurisdictional requirements and selection of contractor
- Explain how to plan for scheduled and unscheduled outages

Please click HERE to view the course outline.

Who Should Attend
Users, manufacturers, repair organizations, inspection agencies and others involved with maintenance and repair of pressure equipment. This course is intended for beginners, as well as experienced personnel wishing to update their knowledge.

To take this course you should have a personal computer, Web browser, Internet connection, and software to display PDF files (such as Adobe Reader).

Also available as 2-day Public Course PD441 with the instructor.


Jan 14, 2020


Civil Engineering , Electrical Engineering , Mechanical Engineering





Credits / Hours

CEUs: 1.50
PDHs: 15.00

Presenters / Authors / Faculty

Kamran Mokhtarian, PE, has 40 years of experience in design, analysis and fabrication of pressure equipment. He presently performs consulting services to the pressure vessel industry. He is a member and past Vice Chairman of ASME Code Subcommittee VIII, a member of ASME Post Construction Committee, ASME/API Joint Committee on Fitness-For-Service and a number of other professional organizations. He is also a past Chairman of the Pressure Vessel Research Committee (PVRC).

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The American Society of Mechanical Engineers

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