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Open Discussion 2005 National Pressure Equipment Conference. February 9-11, 2005 K. T. Lau, Ph.D., P.Eng. Chief Inspector and Administrator ABSA and Province of Alberta. Welcome and BEST WISHES For a Successful Conference. Pressure Equipment. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Open Discussion2005National Pressure Equipment Conference

    February 9-11, 2005

    K. T. Lau, Ph.D., P.Eng.Chief Inspector and AdministratorABSA and Province of Alberta

    2005 NPEC - Open Discussion "Pressure Equipment Safety"

  • WelcomeandBEST WISHESFor a Successful Conference

    2005 NPEC - Open Discussion "Pressure Equipment Safety"

  • Pressure EquipmentThe story of the pressure vessel industry is the story of all industry and how technology has been harnessed by dedicated people working together*

    The importance of pressure equipment from the time of the industrial revolution through the future cannot be overemphasized**

    * L. Puckrin - Foreword of Pressure Under Control Celebrating 100 Years of Boiler & Pressure Vessel Safety in Albert 1997** K. Lau - Pressure Equipment Safety in Canada - National Board Bulletin Spring 1997

    2005 NPEC - Open Discussion "Pressure Equipment Safety"

  • A Brief Look atThe Importance ofPressure Equipment toAlberta

    2005 NPEC - Open Discussion "Pressure Equipment Safety"

  • Natural Resourceslinking to Pressure EquipmentAlberta, the oil and gas producing province of Canada in 2002 - 70% (oil) & 80% (gas)Over 1/3 of Canadian petrochemical plants and refineriesOver 90% of Canadian gas processing facilitiesHighest per capita of pressure equipment usage in North America

    2005 NPEC - Open Discussion "Pressure Equipment Safety"

  • There is a CostUnfortunately, there is a long history of pressure equipment safety problems. The first technical paper published by Englands Institute of Mechanical Engineers addressed this problem in 1848, and was entitled Boiler Explosion at DudleyImproperly operated or maintained, pressure vessels can fail catastrophically, kill and injure workers and others, and cause extensive damage even if the contents are benign

    2005 NPEC - Open Discussion "Pressure Equipment Safety"

  • Yes, it did happen in Alberta

    2005 NPEC - Open Discussion "Pressure Equipment Safety"

  • How can we all helpThe topic areas of the ConferenceRegulations and IncidentsWeldingNDE

    2005 NPEC - Open Discussion "Pressure Equipment Safety"

  • The Many ChallengesThe three areasare only parts of the Overall EquationofPressure Equipment Safety

    2005 NPEC - Open Discussion "Pressure Equipment Safety"

  • The many aspects ofPressure Equipment SafetyThere are many many aspects to pressure equipment safetyYou will find various subject matter experts presenting throughout this conferenceA look at three related subjects of interest

    2005 NPEC - Open Discussion "Pressure Equipment Safety"

  • ASME Section VIII Div. 2 Pressure VesselsMore Div. 2 manufacturers in Alberta compared with the rest of CanadaLong history of use of Div. 2 vessels Largest user-province of Div. 2 vessels in CanadaSignificant increase of use of Div. 2 vessels in recent years

    2005 NPEC - Open Discussion "Pressure Equipment Safety"

  • ASME Section VIII Div. 2 Pressure VesselsAll such equipment has fatigue consideration as part of the designCertified Users Design Specification controls the design and constructionOperation must be reviewed to comply with design parametersEquipment must be assessed to the same parameters (as highlighted in letter from B. McWhirter of ABSA)

    2005 NPEC - Open Discussion "Pressure Equipment Safety"

  • Welders and Welding Examiners Long and proud history and tradition of excellency on welding in AlbertaA system emulated by othersReciprocity of acceptance of welders established with other jurisdictions

    2005 NPEC - Open Discussion "Pressure Equipment Safety"

  • Welders and Welding Examiners Qualified and registered proceduresCompetent and qualified weldersProven quality programsCertification of Welding Examiners

    2005 NPEC - Open Discussion "Pressure Equipment Safety"

  • NDE Radiography, CC 2235 and ASME VIII Div. 2Radiography and advancementsASME CC 2235 with the use of UT in place of RTProposed use of UT in the re-write of ASME VIII Div. 2 to be published in the near future

    2005 NPEC - Open Discussion "Pressure Equipment Safety"

  • Pressure Equipment SafetyTouched on three areas impacting pressure equipment safety

    More interesting and enlightening presentations coming next

    2005 NPEC - Open Discussion "Pressure Equipment Safety"

  • Where do we go from here ?

    Together, we can do even betterYou look good -We look good -Lets do it together& Look for a successful conference

    2005 NPEC - Open Discussion "Pressure Equipment Safety"

    Lets again change subject and go to a third subject topic area of the conference that is of interest, Non-Destructive Examination.

    There is considerable advancement, particularly with digital imaging and records, in the field of radiography. Recently, the ASME Code has been revised specifically for this particular reason.

    UT has always had its place in NDE but as far as ASME goes, in the past, it may only replace the use of RT (when RT is specified) on situations where RT can not be performed (e.g., RT may only be substituted by UT in the closing seam as provided for under UW11(a)(7)).

    However, CC2235 changed all that. We were one of the first jurisdiction taken the position of accepting CC2235 and actually stated how it could be accepted for use in our province.

    You may be interested to know that in the re-write of ASME Section VIII Div. 2, UT will likely be the norm for NDE of weld joints in conjunction of RT.