REGISTRATION OPEN ASME Section III – Design Requirements for Nuclear Piping


The objective of this course is to provide participants with an understanding of the existing rules of NB/NC/ND-3600 and their basis. There will be references, as appropriate, to the use of NB-3200 Design by Analysis in the design of piping. Emphasis will be given to the importance of the Design Specification in assuring Code satisfaction and the basis of the new Seismic rules will be discussed. The course will alsocover design requirements for the interface between piping and its supports from the piping designer perspective. This course has been designed, in combination with the Section III – An Overview course, to assist the participants required to certify Design Reports to meet the qualification requirements of Appendix XXIII. The requirements for piping in the CSA Standard, CSA N285.0-95, will be covered so that participants will understand the relationship of the ASME Code to nuclear piping in Canada. The course will provide ample opportunity to discuss issues raised by the participants.

Duration: Delivered over 4 half-days

Course Content

Class 1 Piping:

  • Introduction to Piping Design
  • Importance of the Design Specification
  • Discussion of Design by Analysis
    • NB-3200 Criteria versus Piping Design
  • Primary Stress Protection
    • Minimum thickness, Standard Fittings, Fabricated Branch Connections
  • Collapse Protection
    • B Indices, Loadings-Design
    • Level A, Level B, Level C, Level D
  • Seismic Rule Discussion
  • CSA N285.0 Requirements

Course Content

Class 1 Piping (continued):

  • Fatigue
    • C and K Indices, Shakedown, Inelastic Cycling, Usage Factor Determination

Class 2 and 3 Piping:

  • Background
  • Primary Stress Protection
  • Collapse Protection
    • Stress Intensification Factors, B Indices versus 0.75i
  • Loadings
  • Fatigue
  • Support/Piping Interface
    • Piping designer perspective
    • Interaction between piping and supports
    • Discussion on areas of concern

Who Should Attend?

This course is directed towards piping designers and the personnel who are required to interact with and to understand the design documents associated with piping in the operation of Nuclear Power Stations.


The course will provide participants with an excellent explanation of the requirements for nuclear piping in Section III, and the basis for these requirements and their application to piping systems.

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August 5, 2024

  •  August 26, 2024 - August 29, 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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  • 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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