July 9, 2024: API 1104: Key Updates and Changes in the 21st Edition

  • Author: Matt Boring
  • Level: Advanced
  • Study time: 2 hours
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Course overview
What are the significant updates in the 21st edition of API 1104? How do the changes in API 1104's 21st edition impact pipeline welding standards? What are the key differences between the 20th and 21st editions of API 1104?

On April 29, 2024, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) released a final rule updating regulatory references to technical standards. This update includes a significant change to the American Petroleum Institute Standard 1104 (API 1104), which outlines welding procedures and welder qualification requirements for pipeline construction. The update affects both liquid (Part 195) and gas (Part 192) pipelines, changing the referenced edition from the 20th to the 21st edition. The new rule will take effect on June 28, 2024.

This training class will cover the major changes between the 20th and 21st editions of API 1104 and explain how these changes may impact pipeline construction and maintenance activities.

Our live-virtual trainings are conducted in a real-time question and answer classroom format. You may ask questions or comment throughout either verbally or in writing.   

: 9:00 a.m. (CST)
: 11:00 a.m. (CST)

PDH Certificate included upon successful completion

  • Course Outline

    • Overview of PHMSA's Final Rule
    Review of Changes
    • Revisions to Welding Procedure and Welder and Welding Operator Qualifications
    • Revisions to Inspection and Testing 
    • Revisions to Repair Welding Procedure and Welder Qualifications
    • Revisions to ECA Requirements
    • Revisions to In-service Welding Qualification Requirements
    • Introduction to Weld Deposition Repair
    Q&A Session
    • Open floor for participant questions
    • Clarifications on specific points of interest

Matt Boring

 Principal Engineer, Welding Group Lead, at DNV 
Matt Boring is a registered Professional Welding Engineer in the State of Ohio as well as an AWS Certified Welding Engineer and AWS Certified Welding Inspector a pipeline welding engineer who is primarily involved in new pipeline construction including engineering critical assessments (ECA) as well as pipeline rehabilitation including in-service welding or hot-tap welding.
Matt started his career with EWI where he was responsible for a wide range of welding research projects for the pipeline, offshore structures, pressure vessel, and nuclear industries. Mr. Boring joined Kiefner and Associates in 2012 where he continued his focus on welding research while expanding into the areas of code compliance and failure investigations of pipeline and associated components. More recently, he joined the Incident Investigation Group at DNV where he continues to support the pipeline industry by providing a range of consulting services ranging from new construction, fitness for service, pipeline rehabilitation, and integrity.
Throughout his career, Matt Boring has been heavily involved in oil and gas industry code development including membership and holding offices to several of the industry welding qualification codes. These memberships include being an API 1104 Committee voting member, ASME Section IX Committee member, ASME Section IX Sub-group member on welding qualifications, ASME PCC-2 Committee member, and ASME PCC-2 Repair and Testing Subcommittee member. Mr. Boring is currently the co-chair of API 1104 Annex B Sub-committee which oversees the API 1104 in-service welding requirements and the chair of the ASME PCC-2 Welded Repair Sub-group.