Course Information


Installation of Pressure Vessels

Release Date:  March 11, 2020
Delivery: Online
Code Version:  2019
Presentation Style:  Documentary
Continuing Education Qualification:   None
Approximate Time:  1.7 hours

Synopsis:   As part of a series of courses designed with installers of pressure equipment in mind, this training focuses on the installation of pressure vessels. The course first discusses regulations, laws, and standards, then moves into specific requirements for pressure vessels.

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Installation of Pressure Vessels, is part of a series of  online courses designed with installers of pressure equipment in mind. The course first discusses regulations, laws, and standards, then moves into specific requirements for pressure vessels.

At the beginning of the course students are asked to print a "Checklist of Questions" related to the installation of pressure equipment which may then be used as a guide when in the field.

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

  • Explain why regulation was needed, and how it became standardized.
  • Describe how nationally recognized codes and standards are used to create local jurisdictional laws and regulations.
  • Identify codes that are particularly relevant to installers of pressure-retaining items.
  • Identify organizations that have been key to the development of codes and standards.
  • Describe the general guidelines for installation of pressure vessels found in NBIC Part 1.
  • Explain the requirements for pressure vessel installation found in NBIC Part 1, Section 4.
  • Identify the the NBIC Part 1, Section 4 specifications for pressure relief devices on pressure vessels.
  • Explain the NBIC Part 1, Section 4 requirements for installation of hot water storage tanks.

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

  • National Board Inspection Code, Part 1, Installation
  • ASME Section I, Rules for Construction of Power Boilers
  • ASME Section IV, Rules for Construction of Heating Boilers
  • ASME Section VIII, Div. 1, 2, and 3, Rules for Construction of Pressure Vessels
  • ASME B31.1, Power Piping
  • Calculator

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