UPON REQUEST ASME B31.1 Power Piping – Design & Fabrication


The objective of the B31.1 piping course is to provide participants with an understanding of the basis of the design requirements for piping and their relationship with the materials, fabrication and examination requirements which are closely related in B31.1. The course will include group discussion on the application of the Code to practical situations in industry. The knowledge gained in attending the CSA B51 course compliments the knowledge gained in the ASME B31.1 course for Canadian practice.

Duration: Delivered over four (4) half-day segments

Course Content

• Introduction to piping design

• Jurisdictional limits

• Review of content of B31.1

• Loadings

• Selection of material, components and joints

• Primary stress protection

– pressure design of components

Course Content

• Layout of piping system

– support location

• Flexibility analysis

– collapse protection

– stress intensification factors

– flexibility factors

• Fatigue

• Interaction of fabrication and examination with design

Who Should Attend?

The B31.1 course is directed toward piping designers and personnel who are required to interact with and to understand the design documents associated with piping either in an industrial settings or in an operational Nuclear Power Plant. Those attending should have a reasonable degree of familiarity with the Code and its application. This course is directed more to the development of personnel who have some experience.


Course participants with adequate experience will have attained the following information at the end of
the course:

  1. An understanding of the concepts used by the B31.1 Code to maintain Pressure Boundary integrity
    and operate in a safe manner under the design conditions.
  2. Working knowledge of the relationship between the design of the piping system, its layout, the
    impact of Code requirements on these elements including techniques that a designer can use to
    meet these requirements.

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  • ASME B31.1 Power Piping – Design & Fabrication
     October 2, 2023 - October 5, 2023
     8:00 am - 12:00 pm
  •  May 6, 2024 - May 9, 2024
     8:00 am - 12:00 pm
  •  April 15, 2024 - April 18, 2024
     8:00 am - 12:00 pm


  • Mr. Richard W. Barnes, P. Eng.
    Mr. Richard W. Barnes is the Principle Engineer at ANRIC Enterprises Inc. and has been actively involved for over 30 years in the development of the ASME and CSA Codes and Standards associated with Pressure Boundary for both nuclear and non-nuclear power plants. Mr. Barnes leads the team at ANRIC Enterprises Inc that offers technical assistance for companies registering Pressure Boundary products, and provides expert consultation on the application of the various pressure boundary codes. The ANRIC team also develops and delivers training on both the CSA and ASME Codes and Standards for delivery on-site at the ANRIC Learning Centre and off-site at the clients’ premises. Mr. Barnes sits on various code committees responsible for the development of Codes and Standards. He is the...
    • Past- chair and member of the ASME Standard Committee of the BPV III, which is responsible for the development of Section III of the ASME BPV Code;
    • past Vice-Chair and member of N285A Technical Committee on CANDU Nuclear Power Plant Systems and Components
    • member of the B51Technical Committee on Boilers and Pressure Vessels
    • member of N286 Technical Committee on Overall Quality Assurance for Nuclear Power Plants of the CSA Standards Committee
    • member of ASME B16 Standards Committee of Standardization of Valves, Flanges, Fittings and Gaskets
    • member of the Subcommittee responsible for development of the B16:34 Standard .
    Mr. Barnes has received the...
    • ASME Dedicated Service Award and the highest ASME Nuclear award
    • the Bernard F. Langer Nuclear Codes and Standards Award in recognition for his contributions to the nuclear industry.
    In 2007, was elected to the ASME Grade of Fellow. In 2009, Mr. Barnes received the CNA Outstanding Contribution Award and in 2011 the CSA Award of Merit.

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Cancellation must be received in writing 7 days prior to course start date. You may send a substitute. Notification of a substitute must be received at least 72 hours prior to the commencement of the course to allow time for delivery of course material. If a substitute is not available, the fee for the course may be used towards another ANRIC course at a later date.

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.

Important Course Information:

  • 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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  • The manuals will be delivered to course participants by courier (a mailing address will be required to participate in this course).
  • This course requires participants to have video and audio capability.
  • 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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