ASME Practical Pressure Vessel Design Course

A two day course aimed at providing delegates with an understanding of how to apply the design rules in ASME Section VIII Division 1.


  • Scope and structure of Section VIII Division 1
  • Relationship with the PED
  • Design considerations and modes of failure
  • Materials and design stresses
  • Joint efficiency
  • Impact testing requirements
  • Cylinders and dished ends under internal pressure and hydraulic test pressure
  • Cylinders and dished ends under external pressure
  • Openings and branch connections
  • Bolted flange connections
  • Welded and bolted flat closures including reinforcement of openings in flat closures

Delegates will be provided with a comprehensive set of notes which include worked examples to illustrate the application of design rules.

The course is aimed at individuals who are new to pressure vessel design and have relevant engineering qualifications, those requiring a refresher and those who wish to expand their knowledge of design codes used within the industry.


The course will be held at the Fielder Conference Centre in Hatfield.   Click here for a location map.


The course will be conducted by Mr Steve Baldwin, Joint Managing Director of FCL.  Mr Baldwin has some 35 years experience in the field of pressurised equipment from both an engineering contractor and end user viewpoint.  FCL’s sister company, Finglow Ltd develop and market software for the design of pressure vessels and heat exchangers to PD5500, ASME VIII Divisions 1 & 2 and EN 13445.  This course is not aimed at providing training in the use of FINGLOW software, but is designed to provide the delegates with an understanding of the code rules and their application.

Credit card bookings can be made via the FCL Eventbrite web page which can be visited by clicking on the orange Eventbite icon at the bottom right of this page.

Alternatively, you can reserve your place by clicking on the green "Book Course" button here…

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