UPON REQUEST ASME Section II – Materials

This two-day course provides an in-depth review of the materials which are acceptable to the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel (B&PV) Code, Sections I, III, IV and VIII and the B31 Piping Codes, B31.1 and B31.3. It will provide an understanding of the approaches to classification, the relationship of the materials to the various construction codes, and how the codes are organized and relate to the material sections of the various codes. It will examine special requirements and limitations, discuss corrosion concerns and their prevention and examine sources of equipment failure and how to avoid them. The practical examples used in the course will help the participants to learn more about the use of the Codes and will allow them to become familiar with the techniques used to gain the necessary information. Because of the need for class participation and interaction with the lecturer, the number of participants in this course will be limited.

**This class will be limited to 20 people**

Duration: Delivered over two(2) full-days or four (4) half-days

Course Content

  • Classification of Materials: – Metallic, Non-metallic, Ferrous, Non-ferrous, Wrought, and Cast. The terminology used in the descriptions of materials (e.g., heat, lot, terms related to chemical o assist in understanding and simplifying the classification of materials for ASME Section II. analysis, steel ingots, castings, thermo-mechanical processing, etc.) will be discussed. The unified numbering system for alloys will be covered and the participants will be introduced to the “Moen Index” – a book by the lecturer – to assist in understanding and simplifying the classification of materials for ASME Section II.
  • Material Requirements in Various Code Books: The course will review the scope, acceptable materials and location of materials for the various Code books, e.g. Section I, III, IV, VIII & B31.1 and B31.3
  • Review of Section II and the stress and property tables of B31.1 & B31.3: The course will review the structure of the four parts of Section II, the material tables of B31.1 and B31.3, and the structure of material specifications using examples to help participants become familiar with and use these documents.
  • Other Aspects: The course will examine the basis of stress criteria found in Section II and the B31 Codes. It will examine specific statements in Section VIII with respect to various materials, limitations on materials in the B31 Codes, and the impact of environmental effects as discussed in Section III. It will also review the ASME Metals Handbook, discussion and recommendations on corrosion concerns and their prevention, as well as fundamental sources of equipment failure and how to avoid them.

Who Should Attend?

This course is excellent training for persons whose work activity requires them to review the material specifications in Section II and/or the B31 Codes. People involved with the purchase, inspection,
approval and control of materials, as well as the use of the material information in design, and those whose jobs require them to review paperwork associated with materials and to apply the various
requirements of the Codes and Standards would find this course to be very useful. This is particularly true for people involved in the above work in the nuclear industry. It will enhance their understanding of
what is behind the various requirements and enable them to conform more readily to these requirements. The course will be useful to the individuals in the many disciplines that are required to understand and
implement Code requirements. These individuals include designers, inspectors, purchasing agents, maintenance and operation personnel.

Pre-Requisites & Requirements

Participants should have a working camera and microphone.

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  • ASME Section II – Materials
     April 14, 2022 - September 15, 2022
     8:00 am - 5:00 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.
  • All rights, title and content of the course manuals and all other instructional material shall remain the property of ANRIC Enterprises Inc.
  • 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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