Piping System Fundamentals - Design, Operation and Maintenance
The participant of this seminar will have an overview of the codes and standards governing the design of pressure retaining components and the piping design process. By the end of the seminar, the participant will understand pipe sizing for various flow conditions and pipe wall thickness calculation for internal pressure. Flow and pressure drop calculation; allowable stress and basic piping stress analysis, loading on piping system. Various components that make up a piping system. Good piping design and layout practices. All topics are introduced to individuals with no or limited background on the subject.
This course will provide the participants with the knowledge on the fundamentals of the design of piping systems. The course will also include topics on maintenance, inspection and operation of a piping system.
The course will start with a discussion on the codes that governs the design of Pressure piping, the Hierarchy of Provincial Act and Regulations and various standards that is applicable to different industries. Design topics will include pipe sizing, pipe wall thickness calculation for internal pressure, flow and pressure drop calculation, the concept of allowable stresses, various loadings on a piping system and the basic of piping stress analysis. Hands on examples will be used to demonstrate various flow and stress calculations. Good piping layout practices will be discussed in detail. A recommended piping design process to ensure a successful outcome will be presented.
Additional subjects such as piping maintenance, piping inspection methods and piping failure case studies will be included in this course. By the end of the course, the participant will have the basic knowledge and the tools to design and layout a functional piping system from start to finish. Each individual will also gain an insight in the troubleshooting, operation and maintenance of piping systems.
Design and project engineers and technologists, plant and facility engineers, consultants, mechanical engineers, Piping Stress Engineers and technologists, maintenance and operation personnel and other technical personnel who need to upgrade/refresh their current knowledge of piping systems for process plants.
After Attending This Course You Will Be Able To
Understand codes and standards governing the design of pressure retaining components, pipe sizing, stress due to internal pressure, thermal stress and other loadings.
Learn systematic approach to design a piping system.
Gain insight into good piping layout practices, why piping systems fail and case studies.
Codes and standards
Development of Codes and Standards.
The Hierarchy of Provincial Act and Regulations. CSA standards. Boiler and Pressure Vessel Act
ASME, ANSI standards, Piping & pressure vessel code. ASME B31.1 and ASME B31.3
Provincial regulators in Canada
Method of production, property of pipe
Flow of fluid, pressure drop and flow calculation
Factor that affects the optimum pipe sizing
Pipe sizing and pressure drop of incompressible fluid
Flow of fluid through piping components
Soldered and brazed
Commonly used pipe joints and Fittings
Mechanical design of piping system. Pipe wall thickness calculation
Piping under internal pressure
Stress in a piping system
Fittings and Joints
Types of pipe support
Size a spring hanger
Inspection and maintenance
Flexibility calculation and stress analysis
Expansion and stress
Allowable stress, code requirement
Stress intensification factor
General flexible requirement
External loading on piping system
Acoustic vibration, Pressure transient, vibration, erosion corrosion
Pressure surge, water hammer
Erosion corrosion in a piping system
Piping System Layout
Piping system design process
Pipe Inspection Methods. Maintenance and Operation of a piping system
Eddy current Testing
Operation and Maintenance