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This course will present information on the design of an efficient process piping system and code requirements. Sessions on piping system related subjects, such as valves and actuators, pumps, insulation, inspection and maintenance, piping failure etc.

Course Outline

After Participating In The Seminar, You Will Be Able To:
apply the design fundamentals of process piping systems
benefit from the knowledge gained from the course about the role of valves and pumps in the effective operation of process piping systems
select pipes suitable for the fluid flow in your process using the insight gained in the course about the pipe  characteristics 
conduct  more effectively preventive maintenance, inspection, testing and repair of process piping systems
follow the ASME, ANSI and CSA codes and standards in design, maintenance and operations
develop the pipe layout using the best practices
use the knowledge of computer software for  pipe stress analysis
carry out in-service inspections
troubleshoot with confidence problems in your piping system
optimize your insulation and heat tracing system


The productivity of a process plant depends as much on the piping system as it does on all other plant equipments.  As a result it is essential that the piping must be efficiently designed, well maintained and, when required, repaired in an effective and timely manner.
This course will present information on the design of an efficient process piping system and code requirements. Sessions on piping system related subjects, such as valves and actuators, pumps, insulation, inspection and maintenance, piping failure etc. are also be presented.  Case studies and workshops are a part of the course. 


To provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of good piping design practices and piping system maintenance fundamentals.

Who Should Attend

Process engineers, project managers, design engineers, equipment and operating engineers, consultants, contractors and technologists responsible for specifying process piping systems. 
The course will be of particular interest to individuals responsible for piping systems in industries such as power, brewing, food, chemical, petrochemical, petroleum, plastics and polymers, pharmaceutical, pulp and paper and water treatment.

Program Outline

Instructor: Gee Sham, Ontario Hydro

Day 1  

Welcome, Introduction, Workshop Preview, Learning Outcomes and the Assessment Method

Codes and Standards 
• Development of codes and standards
• ASME, ANSI Standards, Piping and  Pressure Vessel Code
• CSA standards. Boiler and Pressure Vessel Act
• Provincial regulators

• Method of production, property of pipe
• Material selection

Flow of Fluid and Friction Loss
• Factor that affects the optimum pipe sizing
• Pipe sizing and pressure drop of incompressible fluid
• Flow of fluid through piping components

 Day II

Pipe Joints
• Flanged
• Welded
• Soldered and brazed
• Threaded
• Commonly used pipe joints and fittings
Mechanical Design of Piping System and Wall Thickness Calculation
• Piping under internal pressure
• Stress in a piping system
• Wall thickness calculation
• Fittings and joints
Pipe Support
• 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
• Stress analysis software

Acoustic Vibration, Pressure Transient, Vibration, Erosion Corrosion
• Pressure surge, water hammer
• Vibration
• Erosion corrosion in a piping system

A Brief Discussion on Valves

A Brief Discussion on Pumps

Piping System Layout
• Requirements
• Guide line for system layout

Day IV

Piping System Layout (Continued)
• Piping drawings
• CAD software

Heat Tracing
• Heat tracing components
• Heat tracing installation
• Heat tracing operation
• Heat tracing sizing
• Heat tracing troubleshooting

Piping Inspection
• Ultrasonic
• Radiography
• Liquid penetration
• Magnetic particle
• Eddy current testing
• Inspection program
• Ice plug and expansion plug

Pipe Failure Case Studies, Failure Analysis

Practice Problem

Questions and Answers and Feedback to Participants on Achievement of Learning Outcomes

There will be a one-hour lunch break each day in addition to a refreshment and networking break during each morning and afternoon session.

Daily Schedule:
8:00 Registration and coffee (first day only)
8:30 Session begins
12:00  Lunch
4:30 Adjournment

Prerequisites & Certificates

Certificates offered

2.4 CEU / 24 PDH

Cancellation Policy
To withdraw from a course, you must send a request, in writing, with the official receipt to our office. Fifteen or more business days in advance: full refund less $50.00 administration charge. Five to fifteen business days in advance: non-refundable credit of equal value for any future EPIC seminar within one year. Credits are transferable within your organization. In case of an unexpected event occurring after this time, you may send someone else to take your place without any additional cost.
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The course was very well presented and the course instructor was absolutely amazing.
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Our instructor, Stephen Lamming, was outstanding and a true expert in his field. He was able to complement the technical air monitoring information with practical real life examples which was highly beneficial. He is an excellent communicator and was highly interactive with the course attendees. This course was recommended to me because Stephen Lamming does an outstanding job. I was very impressed with this course and have subsequently recommended it to my colleagues.
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Would have liked more interactive problem solving.
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