Bases and Application of Piping Flexibility to ASME B31 Codes Master Class

Learn how to design safe piping systems that meet the international standard - American Society of Mechanical Engineers B31.1 Power Piping Code and B31.3 Process Piping Code.
Bases and Application of Piping Flexibility to ASME B31 Codes Master Class

An Engineering Education Australia Virtual Workshop:


The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) has been defining piping safety since 1922, with it's B31 Codes considered as the standards of best practice in many countries across the globe.This two-day interactive Master Class provides an in-depth review of the bases for the rules and practical applications of the B31.1 Power Piping Code and B31.3 Process Piping Code by the organisation responsible for them.

You'll learn the detailed design procedures, and the significant assumptions and available options in piping design from an ASME facilitator (USA).

Real world case studies and activities will be used to demonstrate how the rules are to be applied in practice and how the options can influence the final design. Examples are reviewed showing how outputs from computer analysis can be broken down into understandable pieces and verified that the results are consistent with the actual behaviour of the piping system.

Participants are encouraged to bring examples of real issues they have experienced for analyses and class discussion.

This course is run exclusively by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers with Engineering Education Australia.


Learning outcomes

  • Define the analytical basis of piping design rules contained in either the ASME B31.1 Power Piping Code or B31.3 Process Piping Code
  • Evaluate the significance of the modeling assumptions and how they affect the final design
  • Apply the step-by-step design logic for reviewing stress analysis outputs and determine how to locate and resolve problems
  • Interpret the significance of the calculated stresses and the importance of stress categories


Is this course for you?

Relevant for piping engineers/designers, developers of piping analysis design software, as well as managers/supervisors of piping design activities.



Jim E. Meyer P.E.
Jim E. Meyer P.E., has over 45 years of experience in refining petrochemical, chemical, power generation and industrial facilities. He is a principal engineer at CDM Smith, a full service engineering and architectural firm, located in Wadsworth Ohio.

Jim is experienced in overall project coordination/management, pressure equipment, piping design, analysis, specifications, support design, mechanical system requirements and documentation requirements. In particular, areas of his technical competence include ASME piping and pressure vessel codes, stress analysis, field troubleshooting piping system support, vibration, and expansion problems.

Jim is a member of ASME and has been involved in the ASME B31.1 and ASME B31.3 Section committees for over 40 years. He is currently, Chair of the ASME B31 Standards Committee, Chair of the B31 Mechanical Design Committee and serves on the ASME Board on Pressure Technology Codes and Standards. Jim has also served as Chair of the ASME B31.3 Process Piping Section Committee and Chair of ASME B31.1 Power Piping Code Section Committee.


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Please note: This workshop will be delivered over 4 x 8:30am - 1:00pm AEST sessions on 3rd - 6th August 2021. To ensure the optimal learning experience, capacity is strictly limited to 18 participants - register early to avoid disappointment.

03 / 08 / 2021 08:30 pm to 06 / 08 / 2021 01:00 pm
Registration Closes
28 / 07 / 2021 11:59 pm
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Jim E. Meyer P.E.
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