ASTM and CASTI E-Learning Series - By Using Codes and Standards


    Price: $299.00


    This e-learning course is designed as an introduction to pressure-relieving devices (PRDs) through the study of API RP 576 inspection requirements by teaching you:

    • the common types of PRDs;
    • causes of improper PRD performance; and
    • API RP 576 requirements for PRD inspections.

    Learning Outcomes

    The goal of this e-learning course is to improve the learner's understanding of PRDs fundamentals, including standard API and ASME terminology, and at the same time gain a practical understanding of PRD inspection requirements outlines in API RP 576. To accomplish these goals, learners will be taught:

    • common types of PRDs, their applications, and how they work;
    • standard PRD terminology to better recognize nonstandard (slang) terms and practices with:
      • API Std 520 Sizing, Selection, and Installation of PRDs Part I - Sizing and Selection
      • API RP 576 Inspection of Pressure-relieving Devices
      • ASME PTC 25-2014 Pressure Relief Devices - Performance Test Codes
    • causes of improper performance; and
    • how to navigate API RP 576 PRD inspection rules and begin to technically interpret and not literally interpret Code rules.

    Who Should Attend

    This e-learning course is designed for inspectors, QA/QC personnel, engineers, tradespeople, and others working for plant owners, PRD manufactures and repair organizations, engineering procurement and construction companies, in oil and gas production, refinery plant, pipeline, petrochemical plant, pulp and paper plant, fertilizer plants, and others.


    ASTM is recognized by the International Association of Continuing Education and Training (IACET) as an Authorized Provider of Continuing Education Units (CEUs), under the ANSI/IACET 1-2013 Standard, for good practices and quality continuing education and training programs.

    CEUs and Certificate

    CEUs: 1.0

    IACET continuing education units (CEUs) are issued on each certificate; this e-learning course will earn 1.0 CEUs that equals 10 professional development hours (PDHs).

    Course Content

    • WPS-PQR Review Practice
      • Examples of WPS and supporting PQR each for:
        • SMAW: P-No. 1, F-No. 4
        • SMAW: P-No. 4, F-No. 4
        • GMAW: P-No. 5A, F-No. 6
        • SAW: P-No. 1, F-No. 6
        • GTAW: P-No. 8, F-No. 6
    • Organization of ASME Section IX
      • Part QG and QW Welding Requirements
      • WPS, PQR, and WPQR Hierarchy
    • Article I - Welding General Requirements
      • General
        • Purpose of WPS Qualification - QW-101
        • Purpose of Welder or Welding Operator Performance Qualification - QW-102
        • WPS Qualification Responsibilities - QW-103
        • Test Positions - QW-120 and QW-130
      • Types and Purposes of Tests and Examinations - QW-140
        • Mechanical Tests - QW-141
        • Special Examinations for Welders - QW-142
        • Mechanical Test Specimen Removal - QW-202.1 and QW-302.1
      • Tension Test - QW-150
        • Tension Test Specimens - QW-462.1
        • Tension Test Procedure - QW-152
        • Acceptance Criteria - Tension Tests - QW-153
      • Guided-Bend Tests - QW-160
        • Types of Guided-Bend Tests
        • Guided-Bend Test Acceptance Criteria - QW-163
    • Article II - Welding Procedure Qualifications - QW-200 - General
      • WPS General
        • Welding Procedure Specifications (WPS) - QW-200.1
          • Contents and Changes of the WPS - QW-200.1(b), (c)
        • Procedure Qualification Record (PQR) - QW-200.2(a)
          • Contents and Changes of the PQR - QW-200.2(b), (c)
      • WPS Variables - Tables QW-250
        • Essential Variable - QW-251.2
        • Nonessential Variable - QW-251.3
        • Using QW-25x Tables and Article IV Variables
    • Article IV - Welding Data
      • Base Metals and P-Numbers (P-No.) - QW-420, QW-424, Table QW/QB-422
        • Basic Rule for P-Numbers WPS Qualification - QW-424
        • Rules for P-No. 5A, 4, 3, and 1 - WPS Qualification QW-424
      • F-Number (F-No.) - QW-430 and Table QW-432
        • Basic Rule for F-Numbers WPS Qualification - QW-430 and Table QW-432
      • WPS Qualification Thickness Limits - QW-451.1
        • Using Table QW-451.1 WPS Qualification Thickness Limits and Test Specimens

    Required Code Documents

    It is very beneficial for all participants to reference the API RP 576 during this e-learning course, although limited excerpts are included in the course content.

    The full API RP 576 document purchase can be made from:

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    Price: $299