Paulin Research Group offers multi-day training to current and prospective customer. Each day combines engineering theory with detailed, practical example problems that apply the theory learned. A wide variety of component types are examined using the latest FEA software from Paulin Research Group. You will learn how to achieve code compliance and cost-effective, accurate analysis and designs.

Scheduled Training

Paulin Research Group regularly offers training events in Calgary, Alberta Canada, Edmonton, Alberta Canada and Houston, Texas USA. The training is generally offered in two sessions with beginning and intermediate content on the first two days and advanced content on the last two days. Registration form (PDF file)

Attendees are welcome to provide requested topics and suggested problems in advance. Please reference the preliminary list of topics for course options.

The schedule of upcoming seminars is listed on the Events page.

Option 1: NozzlePRO and Introduction to FE/Pipe (US$1400)

The first two days will cover Nozzle/PRO, code compliance, program output and an introduction to FE/Pipe. This segment will provide a good introduction to potential customers as well as new users.

Option 2: FE/Pipe Intermediate and Advanced Applications (US$1400)

The second two days are designed for experienced FE/Pipe users. This segment will not cover basic modeling, functionality, code compliance or reports. It will cover complete modeling and design issues.

Option 3: Attend all four days (US$2250)

Complete seminar as described above.

Customized On-Site Training

Get customized FEA training when you want it and where you want it.

Our engineers will customize the material to address your specific concerns. Our training staff is involved with development, support, and consulting - making them experts on the software, your industry and code requirements / changes.

This option provides the most cost effective training solution to expose customers to PRG technologies.

Sample Topics

Sample topics for various Paulin Research Group products are listed below. Please contact Paulin Research Group for topics that interest you within our areas of expertise.

AxiPRO

  • Allowable moments on flanges
  • Detailed flange design
  • Effect of thermal stresses in flanges and bolt loosening due to thermal and pressure effects
  • Flange modeling - Appendix 2, BFG and EN13445 Annex G
  • Leakage prediction
  • Nonlinear gaskets

NozzlePRO

  • ASME Section VIII, Div. 2 App4 Fatigue Analysis
  • Basic thermal modeling for steady state and transient heat transfer
  • Characteristics of finite elements (brick versus shells)
  • DirectX and report writing capabilities
  • File handling and basic program navigation
  • Gusseted nozzles
  • High temperature analysis
  • Large opening guidelines
  • Lug and Clip design using FEA
  • Nozzle calculations for pressure, external loads, SIFs, allowable loads and flexibilities
  • Saddles and Pipe Shoes
  • Skirts on vertical vessels

FE/Pipe

  • Bends with supports
  • Buckling due to external pressure
  • Combined structural steel, piping and pressure vessel modeling
  • Dynamic load analysis
  • Fitness for service per API 579
  • Local corroded areas
  • Low tank nozzles
  • Plasticity
  • Simulation of LNG, LN2 or liquid evaporation and flow over axisymmetric & brick surfaces
  • Spherical vessels on supports
  • Wind loads

Facilities

Calgary, Alberta Canada

Scheduled training in Calgary, Alberta is hosted at Ramada Downtown Calgary. You must provide your own computer. Attendees without registered software are urged to preinstall the latest version of the software and licenses will be issued in the morning of the first day of the seminar. Additional information regarding the training facilities can be found at the Ramada Downtown Calgary web site.

A map to the facility can be found on Google Maps. The physical address of the training facility is listed below.

Ramada Hotel
708 - 8 Ave. S.W.
Calgary, AB T2P 1H2

(403) 263-7600 (phone)
(403) 237-6127 (fax)

Edmonton, Alberta Canada

Scheduled training in Edmonton, Alberta is hosted at Ramada Hotel and Conference Centre Edmonton. You must provide your own computer. Attendees without registered software are urged to preinstall the latest version of the software and licenses will be issued in the morning of the first day of the seminar. Additional information regarding the training facilities can be found at the Ramada Hotel and Conference Centre web site.

A map to the facility can be found on Google Maps. The physical address of the training facility is listed below.

11834 Kingsway
119th Street & Kingsway
Edmonton, AB, T5G 3J5

(780) 454-5454 (phone)
(780) 453-7324 (fax)

Houston, Texas USA

Scheduled training in Houston, Texas is hosted at RAC Houston. Computers are provided but you are welcome to bring your laptop with the software pre-installed if you prefer. Additional information regarding the training facilities can be found on the Rac Houston web site.

A map to the training facility can be found on Google Maps. The physical address of the training facility is listed below.

RAC Houston
1880 S. Dairy Ashford
Bldg II Suite #220 (Ashford Crossing II)
Houston, TX 77077

PRG will provide breakfast coffee, lunch and afternoon snacks. Please notify PRG if you have special dietary requirements.