UPON REQUEST Combined N285.0 & ASME Section III – An Overview/CSA N285 Refurbishment/Maintenance


The objective of the course is to introduce participants to an overview of the codes and standards that govern the requirements for pressure boundary design and construction. The governing Standard is CSA N285.0 which makes extensive reference to Section III of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel (B&PV) Code. The course examines the concepts and principles that are the basis of the requirements for the materials and components used in the Pressure Boundary of a Nuclear Power Plant and how their requirements are applied in Canada. It examines the requirements for the Certification of Documents, particularly the Design Specification, and reviews the Section III Code Articles for which a working knowledge is required for Canada. This course has been developed to cover the objectives of two courses offered by ANRIC and as such would replace the need to attend these two courses to be qualified. By combining the two courses, ANRIC has been able to provide more effective training. It has reduced the training time from 5 days (2 days for N285 (Series) plus 3 days for SEC III – An Overview) to 4 days and include the requirements for Repairs. Replacements, Modifications and Testing.

Combined course including workshop activities that meets the objectives of two former courses, SEC III – An Overview and CSA N285 (Series). Includes Repairs, Replacement and Modifications

Duration: Delivered over 8 half-days

Who Should Attend?

This course will introduce the participants to the fundamentals of the CSA Standard N285.0/N285.6 and Section III of the ASME Code. It is an intermediate course directed toward personnel such as Designers, Inspectors, Maintenance and Operations Personnel and Management who need to understand the Code concepts and how they are integrated into the Canadian regulatory system. Some introductory experience with the Code and its application is desirable and will help the participant engage in the course more easily. It will allow persons required to certify Design Documents as required by the Section III, Division 1, to count this course as part of their experience base in accordance with the requirements in Appendix XXIII of Section III, Division 1.


At the completion of the training, the participants with adequate experience will have attained the skills to:

  1. Understand the concepts used Code to maintain Pressure Boundary integrity and to operate in a safe manner at the design conditions.
  2. Have a working knowledge of the relationship between the various Subsections and Articles of the Section III, Div. 1 Code for Pressure Boundary components and its relationship with the corresponding Canadian Standard CSA N285 and how the Canadian requirements are integrated into the system.
  3. Identify how the various books are structured and to summarize the scopes of N285.0 and Section III.
  4. Define the concept of classification with regards to ASME Section III and CSA N285.
  5. Identify the duties and responsibilities for the various parties (Owner, Certificate Holder, etc.).
  6. Identify the specific material requirements associated with the construction class and how to compare material requirements of the current Code with Code editions and Addenda of an earlier Code Edition.
  7. Identify and select the correct QA program associated with the construction of the Pressure Boundary Components.
  8. An overview of the design concepts and their relationship to fabrication, installation, examination and the testing

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     October 30, 2023 - October 31, 2023
     12:30 pm - 4:30 pm Delivered over 8 half-days
  •  March 18, 2024 - March 27, 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.
  • Dr. Amarjit Banwatt

    Dr. Amarjit Banwatt has been actively involved for over 35 years in the stress analysis field and the use of ASME Codes and CSA Standards. He has been involved for the past 10 years in the development of the CSA N285.0 Standard as member of the Technical Committee. He has worked at AECL to prepare registration documents for Pressure Boundary components. Dr. Banwatt is a recognized stress analyst and Codes expert; he is consulted by many groups for Code clarifications. Dr. Banwatt is the past president of the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering and past member of NSERC Grants Selection Committee, Ottawa. He is a fellow of the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering and the Engineering Institute of Canada.

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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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