Adelaide: 3 to 5 December 2024
Brisbane: 10 to 12 December 2024

Understand how to quickly and easily apply and implement the quality requirements defined in the ASME B31.3 Code

Facilitated by US expert, Jim E. Meyer, this course provides an introduction to the ASME B31.3 Process Piping Code. It covers the requirements of B31.3 for design, analysis, materials, fabrication, testing and inspection of process piping systems. It explores the rules for various components including fittings, connections, bends, valves and specialty components.

Other topics include dimensions and ratings of components, fluid service requirements for joints, piping flexibility and support, welding, heat treatment, bending and forming, brazing and soldering, assembly, erection, examination and inspection.

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This course is designed for engineers, managers and quality personnel who are involved in the design, manufacturing, fabrication and examination of process piping that is being built to the requirements of US Codes and Standards

About the Presenter: Jim E. Meyer

Jim E. Meyer, P.E., has over 45 years of experience in refining petrochemical, chemical, power generation, and industrial facilities. He is a principal engineer at CDM Smith, a full-service engineering and architectural firm, located in Wadsworth Ohio. Jim is experienced in overall project coordination/management, pressure equipment, piping design, analysis, specifications, support design, mechanical system requirements, and documentation requirements. His technical competence includes ASME piping and pressure vessel codes, stress analysis, field troubleshooting piping system support, vibration, and expansion problems.

Jim is a member of ASME and has been involved in the ASME B31.1 and ASME B31.3 Section committees for over 40 years. He currently serves on ASME B31.3 Process Piping Section Committee, ASME B31 Mechanical Design Technical Committee, the ASME Board on Pressure Technology Codes and Standards, and TES – 1 Safety Standard for Thermal Energy Storage Systems, Molten Salt. Jim has also served as Chair of the ASME B31.3 Process Piping Section Committee and Chair of ASME B31.1 Power Piping Code Section Committee, Chair of the ASME B31 Standards Committee, and Chair of the B31 Mechanical Design Technical Committee.

Most recently, Jim co-authored chapters in the “ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Companion Guide,” 5th Edition, covering the ASME B31.1 Power Piping Code and the B31.3 Process Piping Code. Past projects and work experience have involved major oil refineries, petrochemical plants, fossil, nuclear, solar, and alternative energy generation, as well as cryogenic and vacuum test facilities.


The course will cover:

  • Introduction to B31.3
  • B31.3 Scope and Definitions
  • Design Considerations & Criteria
  • Pressure Design of Piping Components
  • Design – Fluid Service Requirements & Standards for Piping Components Standards
  • Design – Fluid Service Requirements for Piping Joints
  • Design – Flexibility and Support
  • Bellows Expansion Joints
  • Design – Systems
  • Materials
  • Fabrication, Assembly & Erection
  • Inspection, Examination & Testing



  • Date: 3 to 5 December 2024
  • Time: 8.30am registration on day one; 9am to 5pm
  • Venue: TBA


  • Date: 10 to 12 December 2024
  • Time: 8.30am registration on day one; 9am to 5pm
  • Venue: TBA


  • Weld Australia Members: $3,610 inc GST
  • Non Weld Australia Members: $3,810 inc GST

Payment is required at the time of booking. Cancelation four weeks prior to the start date will not be refunded.

A certificate of attainment will be issued to all attendees by ASME.


For further information, simply contact: Danielle Pennington (Corporate Engagement Manager) on 493 024 505 or