Training Courses

NozzlePRO Essentials

About The Course

This self-paced course teaches you all the fundamentals, and much more, about working with NozzlePRO.

Not just the basics. In this course, you will learn many different aspects of the NozzlePRO software, such as using the different Finite Element templates, set-up of your loads, model verification, viewing & post-processing your results and the relevance of the ASME VIII-2 stress categorization and compliance checks.

The course allows you to learn at your own pace and is fully provided online. The training is suitable for both new users and experienced users who want to learn more about the different features of the software.

Program Details

Welcome Notes
  1. Welcome to the course

  2. Your instructors

  3. How to use this course

  4. Personal Certificate requirements

Module 1: Introduction to FEA and ASME BPVC VIII Division 2 Chapter 5 "Design by Analysis" (Free Course Preview) | 87min
  1. Introduction to Finite Element Analysis [10min]

  2. A basic set of FEA equations [6min]

  3. Mesh resolution & singularities [8min]

  4. FEA for ASME VIII designs [5min]

  5. Equivalent stresses [9min]

  6. Stress categorization as per ASME BPVC VIII-2 chapter 5 “Design by Analysis” [14min]

  7. Exercise A: Stress categorization cases

  8. Stress compliance checks for ASME BPVC VIII-2 ch.5 [20min]

A sample of the first module is available for free, so you can learn more about the teaching style and understand if the course fits your needs.

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Module 2: NozzlePRO Fundamentals | 92min
  1. The NozzlePRO Interface [4min]

  2. Base shell types [5min]

  3. Nozzle / Attachment types [7min]

  4. Pipe size database [2min]

  5. Working in MatPRO [6min]

  6. Importing Nozzle Loads from Pipe Stress Software Manually [15min]

  7. Orientation settings [5min]

  8. Importing Nozzle Loads from Pipe Stress Software Automatically [6min]

  9. Operating versus Design pressure [7min]

  10. Visualizing your model [7min]

  11. Visually verifying your model [12min]

  12. Reviewing Results [10min]

  13. Output Reports [9min]

  14. Using the Batch Processor [7min]

Module 3: The NozzlePRO Options Menu & Settings | 76min
  1. Boundary Conditions [13min]

  2. Model Parameters [11min]

  3. Merge Nodes Tolerance [12min]

  4. Nozzle Inserts [4min]

  5. General Options [12min]

  6. Run View Options [7min]

  7. Header Opening/Plug [3min]

  8. Engineering Details [6min]

  9. Automatic Solution Convergence [7min]

Module 4: Basic Analyses with NozzlePRO | 131min
  1. Exercise B1: Vessel/Nozzle Geometry with nozzle end loads – Part 1 [PDF]

  2. Exercise B1: Video demonstration [19min]

  3. Exercise B2: Vessel/Nozzle Geometry with nozzle end loads – Part 2 [PDF]

  4. Exercise B2: Video demonstration [11min]

  5. Exercise B3: Vessel/Nozzle Geometry with nozzle end loads – Part 3 [PDF]

  6. Exercise B3: Video demonstration [4min]

  7. Exercise C: Ellipsoidal Head [PDF]

  8. Exercise C: Video demonstration [16min]

  9. Exercise D: Using the Batch Processor [PDF]

  10. Exercise D: Video demonstration [7min]

Module 5: Piping Vessel Interaction | 91min
  1. Modeling piping actions method I: Generating SIFs [20min]

  2. Modeling piping actions method II: Including piping in your FEA [16min]

  3. Why use nozzle-shell flexibilities? [4min]

  4. Calculating nozzle flexibilities using NozzlePRO [7min]

  5. Nozzle modeling in pipe stress software [5min]

  6. The PRG sif/k module [14min]

  7. Exercise E: Modeling Piping Actions [PDF]

  8. Exercise E: Video demonstration [11min]

Module 6: Additional Topics | 33min
  1. Shoe/Saddle Wizard [26min]

  2. Exporting NozzlePRO output to .PDF [8min]

Final Notes
  1. Congratulations

  2. Course evaluation survey

  3. Your Personal Certificate

  4. Rate this course

  5. Related resources

  6. Follow up


This course is self-paced and is not subject to specific dates. The course contains 7 modules with a total of 12 hours of content which can be performed at your own pace. A Personal Certificate will be provided to you if you finish the course within the first month after purchase. This incentive will motivate you to perform the course quickly thereby improving your learning curve.


This course is scheduled regularly with a drip feed of modules becoming available to the participants throughout the program. The drip schedule aims to provide consistency to your learning experience and is designed to maintain participant concentration and provide adequate time to perform exercises between live instructor sessions where the instructor may answer any questions about the topic.

This course type is also available for a private schedule for teams of a minimum of 4 people.

Spring Program:

  • Kick-Off Session Tuesday 30 May 16:00 CEST
  • Session A Tuesday 6 June 16:00 CEST
  • Session B Tuesday 13 June 16:00 CEST
  • Session C Tuesday 20 June 16:00 CEST

Fall Program:

  • Kick-Off Session Tuesday 27 September 16:00 CEST
  • Session A Tuesday 4 October 16:00 CEST
  • Session B Tuesday 11 October 16:00 CEST
  • Session C Tuesday 18 October 16:00 CEST


This course is scheduled for 2 work days. The dates of the course are organized upon inquiry.

This course is available in self-paced, hybrid, and classroom formats.

Prerequisites and level

  • None
  • Level: Foundation

Intended For

This course is designed for:

  • Beginner NozzlePRO users who want to learn the foundations.
  • Intermediate NozzlePRO users who want to understand more about the different features.
  • Users of other PRG Suite & FE/Pipe.
  • Those who want to understand more about the capabilities of NozzlePRO.
  • Those conducting ASME VIII-2 assessments.

Access to the self-paced course

After your purchase is confirmed you receive an account to the EngineeringTrainer online learning portal, where you can find the course in your dashboard. After opening the course you will be guided step-by-step through the different modules. You receive 1-year unlimited access to the course, allowing for the repetition of modules as desired.

Learn by doing

The self-paced and E-hybrid courses are mainly based on video content: video lectures and video software demonstrations. English subtitles are available and videos can be viewed as many times as desired. The video lectures help you to grasp the important technical concepts and in the video demonstrations, the instructor uses the software and discusses all the steps and actions. You are recommended to follow the steps of the instructor in the software to optimize your learning curve.

The classroom course is performed in person either on-site or in the Dynaflow Research Group office located in Rijswijk, The Netherlands. This course enables you to be face-to-face with the instructors with live examples provided. This course also provides all participants with a 1-year access to the self-paced course.

Exercises are available in the form of multiple-choice quizzes to help you grasp technical concepts and in the form of .pdf files with instructions to build and analyze different models and answer related questions. Video demonstrations of the exercises are available.

Participants of the self-paced and E-hybrid courses receive a personal digital certificate if they meet the following requirements:

  • Completion of each course module
  • Filling in the course evaluation survey

Participants of the classroom course receive a personal physical certificate upon the completion of the course.

Example certificate:

After this course, participants are expected to:

  • Are familiar with the NozzlePRO Interface & its modules.
  • Know how to work with shell-type FEA models.
  • Understand the Options Menu & Boundary Conditions.
  • Can correctly set nozzle loads.
  • Know how to visually verify model settings & mesh.
  • Can post-process your results.
  • Understand stress categorization as per ASME BPVC VIII-2.
  • Understand the associated compliance checks,
  • Know how to model piping actions and calculate SIFs,
  • Can calculate nozzle flexibilities and use them for pipe stress analysis.
  • Video lectures

  • Video demonstrations

  • PDF Exercises

  • Exercise answers in video-demonstrations

  • BOSpulse model files for download

The majority of training material are videos. These are not available for download, but can be accessed directly with your account on the portal. Software models associated with the demonstrations are available for download.

You receive 1-year unlimited access to the course. This allows you to perform modules again when you need to refresh knowledge for your work projects.

We encourage participants to submit feedback and questions in the Questions forum of the course. These are answered directly in the forum or form the basis for new videos that are added to the online course.

Participants receive 1-year unlimited access to the course including new videos that are added during this year. Participants receive an email notification upon addition of new course videos.

An active BOSpulse license is required for this course. A 1-month full BOSfluids license can be purchased as an add-on to the course once the course is added to your shopping cart. For more details see the course fee overview below.

Please contact us for questions on this matter.

Yes, this course qualifies for PDH hours as per the NCEES CPC Guidelines.

Select Course Format


700 /user
  • Self-learning modules
  • Immediate module access
  • Online discussion forum
  • 1-year access
  • Live sessions with instructor
  • For individual learning


950 /user
  • Drip scheduled self-learning modules
  • Online discussion forum
  • 1-year access
  • Live sessions with instructor
  • Participation with industry peers
  • For teams of minimum 4 people
  • Available for private team enrollment Enroll


Price on request
  • Face-to-face with instructors
  • On-site or in Rijswijk
  • Printed course materials
  • Lunch included
  • 1-year access to self-paced course
  • For teams of minimum 4 people

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