asme section xi

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Course Objectives

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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