1.6 CEU 2 days standard

Regulatory & ASME B31.3 Process Piping Code Requirements

This is an introductory course to provide the basic understanding of the fabrication, inspection and testing portions of ASME B31.3 for construction. Updates from the new 2014 version of the code are NOW included. An important part of achieving these objectives is covering the Provincial Regulations that ABSA, TSASK or BCSA administers. The regulatory forms for design registration, completion of construction, data reports, and others will be reviewed. The course also includes an introduction to ASTM material standards and a brief introduction to ASME Section IX ‐ Welding Qualifications. The jurisdictional boundaries between pipeline and facility pressure piping will be addressed. Practical field examples will be discussed.

Introduction to Laws, Regulations, Jurisdiction and Related Codes and Standards
  • ASME B51 Boiler, Pressure Vessel, and Pressure Piping Code
  • Provincial Acts
  • Pressure Equipment Safety Regulations
  • Certificates of Authorization Permit and Inspection Permit
  • Regulator's role as the Jurisdiction Administrator and Authorized Inspection Agency
  • Regulatory requirements for Quality Control Programs and Piping Forms
B31.3 Responsibilities
  • Owner, Designer, Manufacturer, Fabricator, Erector, Owner's Inspector
Determining B31.3 Fluid Service Requirements (Appendix M)
  • Normal, Category D and M Fluid Services
  • High Pressure Fluid Service
Brief Introduction to B31.3 Design Requirements (New Construction)
Brief Introduction to B31.3 Design Requirements (New Construction)
B31.3 Materials and Specifications
B31.3 Fabrication by Welding
B31.3 Inspection and Testing for New Construction
Significant Construction Code Differences (CSA Z662 versus B31.3)
Practical Field Examples (including Sour and Low Temperature Applications)
Non‐code Topics such as Service Requirements

Attendee is responsible for their own accommodations.


Lunch will be provided for course attendees.

Additional Notes

Course presentation materials will be provided to all participants. Attendees may benefit from bringing a copy of the B31.3 code to the course. Skystone can purchase copies for the attendees upon request.

Benefits of Training with Us

Our instructors have many years of hands on experience in all facets of pipeline design, fabrication, installation, and inspection.  As the leading provider of pipeline and pressure equipment integrity management services, we’re in the perfect position to provide a significant amount of added value beyond just basic awareness of code requirements, including: comparisons of (different) jurisdictional requirements, information on best practices and practical interpretation + application of the various inspection tasks required.

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