With the latest course, held in May / June 2023, we have reached the 5th edition of our English language on-line course on the design of pressure vessels and heat exchangers. Many persons from different countries have attended these course editions, which proved to be a very appreciated learning opportunity on the most challenging aspects of designing pressure parts.
The course consists of daily on-line lessons of 3 hours each and is mainly focused on DBF (= Design by Formulae) and different standards are considered, as ASME Code, the harmonized standard EN 13445, the German standard AD 2000, the British code PD 5500, the French Code CODAP and the Italian standard ISPESL-VSR, in order to show the differences (in many cases not at all negligible) among components with the same design conditions, however calculated with different design codes.
The course content is continuously updated in order to take into account the changes in the main Pressure Vessel codes.
Practical examples are presented to show the most important design procedures for complicate components, like flanges, heat exchanger tubesheets, saddles of horizontal vessels, in which the optimization of the geometrical parameters has a strong impact on the price of the vessel.
The purpose of the course is also to teach participants how to minimize the time needed for the design, which for manufacturers (particularly for those who usually have to make a preliminary design in order to prepare offers) may be very important to increase their competitiveness on the market.
In the course also elements of DBA (= Design by Analysis) are given, in order to put the participants under conditions to correctly assess a FEM analysis prepared by others, bearing in mind that such calculations (despite of the accuracy obtained in the calculation of stresses by means of the most popular FEM computer programs) may be completely misleading if the right failure modes were not considered by the software, or if the stress categorization was not correctly made by the designer.
The topics of the single lessons will be as follows:
Lesson 1A + 1B – GENERAL NOTIONS OF PRESSURE VESSEL DESIGN
Lesson 2 – MECHANICAL DESIGN FOR INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL PRESSURE
Lesson 3 – MECHANICAL DESIGN OF BOLTED FLANGE CONNECTIONS
Lesson 4 – THERMAL DESIGN OF SHELL & TUBE HEAT EXCHANGERS
Lesson 5 – MECHANICAL DESIGN OF SHELL & TUBE HEAT EXCHANGERS
Lesson 6 – PRESSURE VESSEL DESIGN FOR LOADS OTHER THAN PRESSURE
Lesson 7 – DESIGN FOR CYCLIC LOADS
The Speaker of the course is Dr. Fernando Lidonnici, European expert on pressure equipment design, who is the Coordinator of the European workgroup WG53/ CEN TC54, which developed the design part of EN 13445, ASME Member and President of EPERC (European Pressure Equipment Research Council). In 2018 he was awarded the Donald Julius Groen Prize from IMechE, the British Institution of Mechanical Engineers, for his activity in the field of European Pressure Vessel Norms.
The next edition of the course will be held in Autumn 2023.
For any information on the course don’t hesitate to contact us (Mr. Bordoni at email@example.com )