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Masterclass – training session on Pressure Vessel and Heat Exchanger Design in Belgium

Sant’Ambrogio together with Sirris, Agoria and the Belgian Welding Institute organized an interactive training session on the European standard EN 13445 in Belgium in October 2013.

This masterclass consisted in an interactive tour through the comparison of Codes of Good practice and EN13445, illustrated using practical design cases in EN 13445 as compared to other common standards (such as ASME VIII div 1 and  div2, AD-2000, CODAP). The focus was on design, but also on materials, manufacturing and inspection, i.e. all aspects which affect the final costs of unfired pressure vessels.

Contents of the Masterclass:

general principles of Design By Formula (1/2 day)
vessel calculations for pressure (1/2 day)
heat exchanger mechanical design (1/2 day)
materials, fabrication and inspection (1/2 day)

Speakers of the Masterclass: Dr. Eng Fernando Lidonnici, expert in designing pressure vessels, vice-president of Sant’Ambrogio and chairman of the European workgroup TC54-WG53, which developed the design part of EN 13445 and Ludo (Piet) Verbesselt, chairman of the workgroup TC54-WG58 ‘Nodular cast iron vessels’ of the EN13445, and an active member of all workgroups concerning all Parts of EN 13445 standard.

The event will probably be repeated in 2014.