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Certified Individual: Non-Reclosing Pressure Relief Devices ASME Section VIII

Release Date: November 13, 2019
Delivery: Online
Code Version:  2019
Presentation Style: Documentary
Continuing Education Qualification:  Certified Individual: Non-Reclosing PRDs - UD Designator
Approximate Time: 3.2 hours

Synopsis: This course is designed for Manufacturers of rupture disks and pin devices when preparing their employees for designation as Certified Individuals. The focus is on the Certified Individual's responsibilities, duties, and ASME Code requirements applicable to the ASME Certification Mark involving the UD designator.

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Certified Individual: Non-Reclosing Pressure Relief Devices ASME Section VIII, is an online course designed for Manufacturers of rupture disks and pin devices when preparing their employees for designation as Certified Individuals. The focus is on the Certified Individual's responsibilities, duties, and ASME Code requirements applicable to the ASME Certification Mark involving the UD designator .

The knowledge a Certified Individual needs to perform his/her responsibilities varies depending upon the type of pressure relief device being manufactured. This course provides activity assessments specific to device types (non-reclosing devices) as well as the service for which the device is being manufacturered (pressure vessels).

This course consists of modules covering scope, device selection, material requirements, capacity certification, manufacturing requirements, and marking and certification. The last module provides a final assessment consisting of a 20 question multiple-choice test. A minimum score of 70% is required to pass the assessment and the course.

Learning Outcomes
After completing this course, students will be able to:  

  • List the necessary steps to obtain a Certified Individual (CI) certificate.
  • Identify the main duties of a Certified Individual.
  • Locate key information in the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code that relates to pressure relief devices.
  • Describe the purpose of the various ASME forms related to pressure relief devices and determine when they should be used

Reference Materials
Although not required, each student may find it helpful to have the following materials (2019 Edition):

  • ASME Section VIII, Division 1, Rules for Construction of Pressure Vessels

Note: ASME Code and Standards may be ordered through the ASME website.

Criteria for Successful Completion
As a minimum, for a National Board Certificate of Completion to be issued, students must:

  • actively participate in all online course interactions
  • respond to all knowledge check questions