This course covers all aspects of Section XI, emphasizing repair, replacement,
modification, and maintenance activities; pressure testing; and the
relationship between the Code and regulatory and enforcement requirements.
The course addresses many controversial issues and topics of current
concern and present the broad spectrum of opinions regarding practical
application of Code requirements. We will also discuss ways in which
you can use recent revisions to Section XI to your advantage. In addition,
I will provide you with invaluable insights regarding how other utilities
approach some of the more troublesome issues associated with implementation
of Section XI requirements, as well as some ways you can use Section
XI to save millions of dollars in plant operating costs. We will also
discuss many of the technical and political issues surrounding NRC interpretations
of the Code, including recent NRC Generic Letters and Information Notices.
As part of the course materials, I use many published ASME Interpretations
to explain how the Code requirements can be applied to problems that
have confronted other companies. I also use portions of a Reedy Engineering
commentary on the Code to highlight significant changes in the Code
requirements in the last ten to fifteen years.
The course is designed to provide an introduction to Section XI for
people who are not at all familiar with it, as well as to provide, for
the experienced Section XI user, an entirely new understanding of some
of the many confusing and controversial parts af Section XI. I will
leave the student with a much better understanding of the principles
and philosophies of Section XI, along with a better understanding of
how to maneuver their way through the often confusing cross-references
in the Code. The student will be able to find all applicable requirements
in Section XI pertaining to any Code activity they are required to perform.
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