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PV Elite Webinar: Comparing ASME VIII Division 1 and Division 2

This webinar compares the methods used in Division 1 and Division 2 of ASME Section VIII which is dedicated to pressure vessels. The code gives detailed requirements for the design, fabrication, testing, inspection, and certification of both fired and unfired pressure vessels.

Viewers will learn the basic technology difference and the special precautions that must be taken if Division 2 is chosen as the code for the construction of a vessel. These precautions consider the qualifications the engineer must have, and the extra documentation that must accompany the final design package. Higher stresses are allowed to be employed in Division 2, but there is a price to pay for the use of those higher stresses. 

Meet the Presenters


     Ray Delaforce
     Senior Support Engineer, Hexagon

Ray Delaforce joined Hexagon in 2003 as a Technical Support Engineer & Developer. Currently he serves as senior support engineer for Hexagon’s leading pressure vessel design and analysis tool, PV Elite. His duties include training in the use of PV Elite software. Along with speaking at a number of leading industry events & conferences, Ray is also a registered Professional Technologist Mechanical with The Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA).



     Kristin Coyle
     Senior Software Developer, Hexagon

Kristin Coyle is a senior software developer for Hexagon PPM’s PV Elite, working on many improvements to the program including the Fitness for Service feature. She also supports customer service requests for PV Elite and the tank analysis software TANK. In addition, she is the QA manager of PV Elite. She also serves on the API 579/ASME FFS Code Committee for Fitness for Service as a Contributing Member for General Metal Loss, Local Metal Loss, Pitting, and Crack-like Flaws.