No masks are needed by engineers planning to partake in the Pressure Relief Devices: Design, Sizing, Construction, Inspection and Maintenance course offered by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). The program is provided as part of the ASME Virtual Classroom, an eLearning solution that provides working professionals with an enhanced classroom learning experience through video conferences with world-class instructors, collaboration with peers, discussion boards, online assessments and much more.

The pressure relief devices course is a comprehensive review of the design, construction, installation, operation, inspection and maintenance of pressure relieving devices currently in use on boilers and pressure vessels. Participants will learn how to protect pressurized equipment from exceeding the maximum allowable working pressure.

The code requirements for pressure relief devices are covered by the following ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Codes and ASME Pressure Piping Codes:

ASME Section I – Power Boilers

ASME Section III – Nuclear Systems

ASME Section IV – Heating Boilers

ASME Section VIII – Pressure Vessels

ASME Section XII – Transport Tanks

ASME B31.1 – Power Piping

ASME B31.3 – Process Piping

In addition, the following American Petroleum Institute (API) standards will be discussed:

API RP 520-Parts I & II Sizing, Selection, and Installation of Pressure Relief Devices

API RP 576-Inspection of Pressure Relief Devices

The four-day course is intended for mechanical, design, process, chemical, reliability, maintenance and testing engineers, as well as plant supervisors and managers. Register by September 16 for the September 21 to 24, 2020, course and by October 27 for the November 2 to 5, 2020, classes.

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