This course will be helpful for anyone interested in gaining a better understanding of how to make repairs or alterations to the National Board Inspection Code (NBIC). It is especially helpful for those who are taking their first steps into the NBIC world. We will review significant changes approved for publication in the new code Editions.
This course provides instruction on the organization and use of the NBIC. Included will be introduction to the National Board (NB) system, objectives and functions of the NB, jurisdictional precedence, introduction to the ASME and their codes and accreditation programs and will include: Accreditation Programs, Definitions of “Construction Standards”, Authorized Inspection Agencies (AIA) and Authorized Inspectors (AI), Accreditation Processes, Requirements for and an Outline of a Quality Control System, Welding and Post Weld Heat Treatment Requirements, Requirements for Repairs and Alterations, Repairs and Alterations Examination and Testing, Certification, Documentation and Stamping of Repairs and Alterations, General Discussion / Question and Answer Sessions
This live virtual class will be made up of 3 (4 hour days). The course is live and will be conducted via Microsoft TEAMS. We will start at 11 AM ET and will end around 3 PM ET.
Tuesday - Thursday Eastern Time (ET)
11:00 AM Start
11:55 AM Break (5 minutes)
12:55 PM Break (5 minutes)
3:00 PM End
Note: Break and Lunch times are subject to change by the instructor.
Any questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org (972) 244-6918
A Certificate of Attendance with professional development hours (PDH) is issued. Payment must be received before meeting link will be sent.
SCHEDULED INSTRUCTORS - One of the following instructors will teach Courses:
John P. Swezy, Jr.
Mr. Swezy has over 45 years of experience in electrical generation plants and associated engineering auxiliary systems, and over 30 years of experience in developing and implementing detailed procedures, work instructions, and QC programs for design, welded fabrication, repairs, and alterations of pressure equipment following ASME, B31, NBIC, API, DOT and various International Codes and Standards. Additionally, John has extensive practical experience with vessel design, nondestructive examination, and welding technology. John has been a member of various ASME Codes & Standards Committees since 1996. He has 30years of experience as a National Board Commissioned Authorized Inspector and Inspector Supervisor. He is widely recognized for expertise with the ASME Code rules of Section VIII, Divisions 1 and 2 as they apply to design, fabrication, toughness, and examination of pressure vessels. He is the former Chair of the Subgroups on Toughness and Fabrication and Examination and a member of the Standards Committee for Pressure Vessels. John is also a member of the Standards Committee for Welding, Brazing, and Fusing, and a member of ASMEB31.3 Process Piping Committee. He is a former Chair of the B31 Fabrication and Examination Technical Committee. John earned the ASME Dedicated Service Award in 2013 and became an ASME Fellow in September 2019.
Paul has a master’s degree in mechanical engineering and 15 years’ experience in the pressure equipment industry. Paul has designed pressure vessels for use in the pharmaceutical industry, and heat exchangers. He also worked to support the British Navy’s Nuclear Submarine program designing components and developing facility capability, and spent time as a manufacturing engineer developing and sharing best practices on the cutting edge of welding and vessel fabrication technology. Paul is a National Board Commissioned Authorized Inspector who primarily works in the technical division of our home office to provide support our clients, and inspectors on all ASME and NBIC subject matters. Paul has attended and participated in NB and ASME committee meetings since 2017.
Stacey Marks ,P.E., C.W.I
Stacey has over 30 years of experience working with welding and pressure vessel codes including5 years at a NDE lab certifying welders through mechanical testing, and 25years working for a global pressure vessel manufacturer producing over 4,000ASME U-stamped vessels a year. During her tenure at the manufacturing company, she held roles of Quality Engineer, Engineering Manager, and Quality Manager. She has successfully written and implemented ASME and PED QC programs for the manufacturing and repair of pressure vessels. Stacey is a Professional Engineer and a Certified Welding Inspector and has extensive practical experience with Section VIII construction and Section IX welding & supervision. She recently passed the National Board Authorized Inspector exam. Stacey has participated in the ASME and NB Codes & Standards Committees since 2013.She is a member of both the ASME Standards Committee for Pressure Vessels, and the ASME Standards Committee for Welding, Brazing, and Fusing. She is Chair of Section VIII sub-group Fabrication & Examination, and Chair of Section IX sub-group Brazing. In addition to her expertise with the ASME Codes, she has an easy going style and an ability to communicate and explain the code in a simplified manner.