Pressure Vessel & Process Equipment Design & Engineering

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24-Dec-2018 07 Days Hyderabad 09:00am to 05:30pm

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This course broadly covers design & construction including fabrication / testing of pressure vessels & other process equipments like heat exchangers, reactors & columns. The course is designed to give complete understanding of ASME Codes used in design of pressure vessels.


Mechanical Engineers, Chemical Engineers responsible for pressure vessel / STATIC process equipment design & engineering.

STATIC Equipment Design Engineers / Process Engineers / Inspection Engineers / Fabrication Engineers.

Fresh Engineering Graduates aiming to work for EPC / Plant Owner Companies as Equipment Design Engineers.



Upon completion of course the attendees will be able to 


Understand different types of Static Process Equipments.

Pressure Vessel Design, Supports & Attachments.

Prepare and develop pressure vessel & process equipment data sheet, sizing of process equipments, design them as per relevant codes, prepare fabrication details and specifications, estimation and quality assurance during fabrication and assembly.

Mechanical Design of Pressure Vessels, Heat Exchangers 

TEMA & Columns.

The course also covers training on PVELITE (DEMO version) software which is a highly useful tool and gives u an upper edge as a design engineer in the process equipment design field.

Understand how to use ASME Codes related to Pressure Vessel Design, Materials, Fabrication & Pressure Testing.

Detail Engineering Aspects of Process Equipments

Preparation of G.A. / Fabrication Drawings of Process Equipments.



Module-1) Introduction 

Introduction about process Industry and EPC (Engineering , Procurement, Construction) industry.

List of Equipments used in Industries, their introduction, applications.

Relevant Codes and Standards used in Industry


Module-2) Material Technology related to Pressure Vessel Design and Engineering

Basics on Material Technology related to Pressure Vessel Design

Stress strain Diagrams, Types of Materials, Commonly used carbon steels, Stainless steels, Low and High alloy steels, ASME Code properties for different materials and Engineering properties related to materials.

Factors governing choice of materials, criteria for material selection for process equipment 

Materials for Different temperature requirements (High and Low Temperature), NACE requirements, Hydrogen Requirements, Petrochemical Requirements, Sour gas service requirements, cryogenic services. 

Types of Gaskets , Gasket material selection , Role of gaskets in Pressure Vessel Design


Module-3) ASME Codes and its relation to Pressure Vessel Design 

Introduction of Various Standards of Different Consulting and Engineering Companies.

Codes related to Pressure Vessels & Process Equipments, (ASME Sec.VIII Div.1-Latest issue, ASME Sec II, TEMA and API 650 etc.)

Code philosophy understanding requirements of codes.- ie conditions/clauses governing pressure vessel design under ASME Sec VIII Div 1.

Pressure vessel categories & code rules for design of Pressure Vessel Design


Module-4) Mechanical Design of Pressure Vessels  

Design and Analysis of Pressure Vessels & Component & Coded Design of Pressure Vessels (ASME Section VIII Division 1).

Internal and External Pressure Design , Design of cylindrical vessels, various types of dished heads, flat heads,

Design of Jacketed vessels, Limpet Coils, Horizontal equipments with saddle support.

Various Types of Supports & Attachments: 

Leg, Skirt, Bracket Supports,

Lifting attachments, Design of Anchor Bolts, Safe Loads for Ropes and Chains.

Nozzle openings and reinforcements, Nozzle Local Load Analysis.

Welded joints, Butt welded joints of unequal Thicknesses, Application of Welding Symbols.

Role of MAP, MAWP, Design Pressure, Design Temperatures, Allowable Stresses, Corrosion Allowance and Loadings as per ASME in Pressure Vessel Design.

Impact Testing, PWHT along with heating rates and cooling rates, Hydro test pressure, Stamping of Vessels


Module-5) Pressure Vessel/Column/Reactor Design Calculation: (ASME SEC VIII, DIV.1)

Maximum Allowable Stress Values ( UG-23)

Shell Design for Internal Pressure ( UG-16, UG-27,Appendix 1-2)

Dished End Design For Internal Pressure ( UG-32)

Shell Design for External Pressure (UG-28, UG-29,UG-30)

Dished End Design For External Pressure ( UG-33)

Hydro test Pressure/Pneumatic Test ( UG-99,UG-100)

Wind Load ( IS-875, Pt-3)

Seismic Load ( IS-1893, Pt-1 & 4)

Combined Loading Effect

Conical & Toriconical Section Analysis (UG-32,33, Appendix 1-5 & 1-8)

Weight Calculation 

Opening ( Nozzles) ( UG-36 ~ UG-45)

Local Load ( WRC 107 & 297)

MDMT & Impact Test Enigma ( UCS-66)

Lifting & Tailing Lug analysis

Support Analysis ( Skirt, Leg, Saddle ,Lug ) & Anchor Bolt Design

Joint Efficiency, MAWP, MAP, SR of DE for Forming Operation

PWHT (UCS-56).

Types of Gaskets, Gasket material selection, Role of gaskets in Pressure Vessel Design.

Mechanical Design of Non Standard Flanges as per Appendix 2 .

Mechanical Design of Jacketed Vessels and Limpet Coils 


Module-6) Fabrication of Pressure Vessels 

Plate rolling, Plate Bending, Welding methodologies (STAW, GTAW, GMAW, SMAW) , welding symbols ,  fabrication sequences , fabrication schedules, plate forming, cutting etc.

Hydro testing of pressure vessels, pneumatic testing of pressure vessels.

Painting and coating for corrosion protection, surface preparation, pickling & passivation of process equipments.


Module-7) Column & Tower Internals

Types of Internals 

Functions of Internals 

Process aspect of these internals 

Specialized manufacturers of internals.

Scope and design of the internals 


Module-8) Design & Analysis of Heat Exchangers

Heat Exchanger Types , Classifications , TEMA types, classifications,

Design of Shell, Channel, Shell Bonnet , Channel Cover , Selection of Girth Flanges.

Limitations in the use of heat exchangers.

Components of Heat Exchangers

Design aspects in the design of Heat Exchangers .

Tube sheet Design: Fixed Tube sheet , Floating Tube sheet , U – Tube sheet 

Design of tube sheet as per TEMA as per Bending and Shear Loading.

Limiting cases in the design of heat exchangers.

Testing of Heat Exchangers 

Introduction to the following types of heat  exchangers :




Plate Heat Exchangers 


Module-9) Detail Engineering Aspects of Process Equipments 

Understanding the BASIC ENGINEERING PACKAGE, Tender requirements of Clients, Engineering Design Basis , Understanding the Client and Project requirements , Issues co agreed between  client and the Consultant.

Preparation of Technical Specifications: Process Data Sheets and Mechanical Data Sheets.

Information flow between Process and Mechanical and other relevant data required to prepare the Technical Specification.

Understanding the scope of supply between mechanical, civil& process.

Enquiry Stage design , drawings and other relevant calculations 

Preparation of General Arrangement Drawings & Fabrication Drawings of Process Equipments.

Evaluation of Vendor Offers, Preparation of Technical Queries , Technical Bid Evaluation , Technical Recommendation to be given to the Client.