UPON REQUEST ASME B31.1 Materials, Fabrication, and Examination


The objective of this course is to provide participants with an understanding of the bases of the existing materials, fabrication, and inspection/examination rules of B31.1. The course will review how materials respond to the fabrication processes, particularly welding and examination, and their implementation and control. Slides and videos will be shown to emphasize the discussion points. The course will also provide ample opportunity to discuss issues raised by the participants. An overview of the Canadian requirements for pressure retaining systems will be presented and the fact that B31.1 is a legal requirement in Canada will be discussed.

There will be references, as appropriate, to the design requirements as they relate to these rules. Emphasis will be given to the importance of building the piping systems to the requirements of the B31.1 Code and the design specification.

Duration: Delivered over 4 half-days

Course Content

Introduction to B31.1


  • Chapter III rules for acceptability of materials
  • Chapter IV rules for acceptable standard components
  • Materials select

Metallurgy of Steels

  • Structure
  • Alloying
  • Hardenability
  • Effect of welding
  • Residual


  • Action
    Chapter V Rules for Fabrication
    Design Assumptions
    Special processes
    • Welding & brazing
    • Bending & forming
    • Pre


  • Stamping
  • Assembly

Course Content

Welding Qualification

  • Section IX Overview

Inspection Examination & Testing


  • By owner
  • By authorized inspector


  • Visual
  • Penetrant
  • Magnetic particle
  • Radiography
  • Ultrasonic


  • Hydrostatic
  • Other methods

Impact of Provincial Laws

Hierarchy of documents

Role of the regulator (CNSC – nuclear and TSSA  – non – nuclear)

Aplication of N285.0 and B51

Use of B31.1

Who Should Attend?

This course is directed towards personnel who are designers or engineers responsible for the design of the piping systems in both the fossil and the nuclear power industries. It is also applicable to those persons working on industrial or institutional power piping systems. The course will be useful to the people in the many disciplines that support these industries, construction managers, designers, engineers, fabrication supervisors, inspectors, and maintenance personnel. It is excellent training for persons whose work activity requires knowledge of B31.1 requirements for materials, fabrication, and examination/inspection.


Course participants with adequate experience will have attained the following by the end of the course.

  1. An understanding of the B31.1 Rules concerning materials, fabrication, and inspection/examination.
  2. An understanding of the basis of this rules.
  3. A basic knowledge of how steels react to fabrication processes.
  4. A basic knowledge of how fabrication processes are qualified and controlled.
  5. An understanding of the rules for inspection , examination, and testing.
  6. A basic knowledge of typical nondestructive examination processes.

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     October 23, 2023 - October 26, 2023
     8:00 am - 12:00 pm Delivered over four (4) half-days
  •  April 8, 2024 - April 11, 2024
     8:00 am - 12:00 pm


  • Mr. Jeff Henry
    Mr. Henry’s technical expertise includes materials evaluation, high temperature materials behavior, failure analysis, and support of critical manufacturing activities. These activities have been focused on the production of steam generating equipment for the nuclear and fossil power industries. He is experienced in: the resolution of heavy-vessel manufacturing problems, process management, laboratory research and development projects, and problems related to the operation of critical boiler and turbine components. His experience has been particularly concentrated in the areas of welding, high temperature behavior, diffusion processes, heat treatment, fatigue, and the metallurgy of the Creep Strength-Enhanced Ferritic Steels, such as Grade 91.

Venue:   Online Training Session


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ANRIC Enterprises Inc. reserves the right to cancel any course and/or change lecturers. Courses that fail to register a “MINIMUM” of 6 participants will be cancelled. Personnel who require this course to meet qualification requirements should contact the office at [email protected] to discuss/arrange other options.

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  • The course is delivered on-line.
  • The maximum number of people per course is 16 people. This limitation is set because the courses are run with Workshops using Breakout Rooms to provide for maximum interaction and learning experience. This provides an excellent learning opportunity.
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  • There will be an examination at the end of each course. ANRIC Enterprises Inc. will only provide certificates of successful completion for participants that achieve an examination result of 80% or higher. Video access is required for the checkout.

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