EN13445 Training Course

The EN13445 design code is frequently used for pressure vessel design under the PED. Often the rules are applied using automated software packages and the engineer can lose the overview of the calculation being performed.


Our course aims to explain the fundamental equations and principles in these design rules. For example: What is the area replacement rule? How is the Taylor and Forge method applied? What inter-stiffener distance is required to prevent collapse under vacuum? What is the difference between primary and secondary stresses?


This training is given by one of the experienced consulting engineers from DRG who constantly work on piping and pressure vessel problems. As well as explaining the rules and how to apply them, the trainer will also challenge the participants on why a rule is formulated in a particular way and show some important differences with ASME B&PV VIII-1.

Intended for:

  • Those designing pressure vessels with EN13445
  • A solid introduction to the design approach in the code
  • Gaining an insight to the design basis for the rules



Minimal knowledge of pressure vessel design

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Dates, Locations & Registration


20-21 February 2019 (2 days)Rijswijk ZH, NL9h-17hEnglish€1.300,-Register
11-12 November 2019 (2 days)Rijswijk ZH, NL9h-17hEnglish€1.300,-Register
*) Prices are per person, excluding VAT. The costs include training material, lunch and refreshments during the training course.

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Course Topics


  • General definitions and failure mechanisms
  • Scope of EN13445-3
  • Design of cylinder shells under internal and external pressure
  • Openings and nozzles
  • Flat ends and flange connections
  • Heat exchanger tubesheets
  • Rectangular shells
  • Saddles and skirts
  • Design by analysis (Finite Element Analysis)

Course Highlights


  • Un­derstand the structure and applicability of the code
  • Explanation of the rules for most standard components
  • Tutorials to reinforce how to apply the rules
  • Identify the limits of the rules
  • Design by analysis is explained
  • Important differences with ASME VIII will be highlighted