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IS Class Jan 23 - Feb 3, 2023

Date: Monday, January 23, 2023 to Friday, February 3, 2023
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Tuition: $3,700.00
Seats Available: 4
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TheInservice Inspector Commission Course provides a detailed understanding of the duties and responsibilities of those performing inservice inspections. During this course students are introduced to pressure equipment terminology and systems; nondestructive examination fundamentals; controls and safety devices; acceptance requirements of pressure relief devices; installation and inspection plans; and stamping and data reports. 

This  National Board Inspection Code (NBIC) is referenced and discussed throughout the course, as well as theASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code as the original code of construction.

Completion of this course is one of the requirements for receiving the National Board Inservice Pressure Equipment Inspector PEI .

Related Documents:   NB-263, RCI-1,Rules for Commissioned Inspectors;NB-438, The National Board Pressure Equipment Inspector Program

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe Inservice Inspector duties and responsibilities
  • Identify boiler and pressure vessel types
  • Recognize boiler and pressure vessel terminology
  • Identify requirements for inspection frequency
  • Verify calculations for internal/external pressures
  • Understand conditions causing deterioration and failure
  • Determine acceptance of pressure relief devices
  • Understand controls and safety devices
  • Understand code cases for design pressure and thickness
  • Navigate applicable code books
  • Be familiar with NBIC requirements
Related Document:   In-Person Class Agenda ;   Remote Delivery Class Agenda

Course Pre-Work

Included with the tuition for this course are two online courses:ASME Code Reading Primer andBasic Mathematics: Operations and Formulas. Included in the confirmation email sent to students six weeks prior to the start of class, students will be provided access to this online training. Completing this training prior to the start of class is highly recommended since it is not covered in the classroom.

Course Reference Materials

Each student is required to bring the following materials (currently mandated edition) to class:
  • ASME Section I,Rules for Construction of Power Boilers
  • ASME Section IV,Rules for Construction of Heating Boilers
  • ASME Section VIII, Div. 1,Rules for Construction of Pressure Vessels
  • ASME Standard B31.1,Power Piping
  • ASME Standard CSD-1,Controls and Safety Devices for Automatically Fired Boilers
  • National Board Inspection Code (NBIC), Parts 1 and 2 (provided by National Board)
  • National Board NB-263, RCI-1,Rules for Commissioned Inspectors (provided by National Board)
Note: ASME Codes and Standards may be ordered through the ASME Web site .

Related Documents:  Body of Knowledge;Candidate Handbook

Criteria for Completion

To receive a Certificate of Completion with IACET CEUs to be issued, students must:
  • complete all assigned online pre-work,
  • be in attendance* every day,
  • actively participate in classroom activities and discussions, and
  • complete homework assignments and quizzes.

*Attendance is required to be eligible to sit for the final exam. Students missing more than 10% of class will be required to make up the sessions missed.