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PD410 - Detail Engineering of Piping Systems

PD410 - Detail Engineering of Piping Systems

Date & Location   Member Price List Price Qty

Norman, OK, USA
Oct 8, 2018 - Oct 10, 2018


New Orleans, LA, USA
Dec 10, 2018 - Dec 12, 2018


Kansas City, MO, USA
Feb 25, 2019 - Feb 27, 2019


Portland, OR, USA
Apr 8, 2019 - Apr 10, 2019


Houston, TX, USA
Jun 10, 2019 - Jun 12, 2019

Final invoices will include applicable sales and use tax.

Pricing and Availability

This course's price: and is available in Norman OK, New Orleans LA, Kansas City MO and Portland OR.



Length: 3 days    CEUs: 2.30    PDHs: 23.00

Detail engineering in piping projects consists of the engineering, design, detail and layout of process and utility equipment, piping and instrumentation.  This three-day course provides participants with the background required to design, engineer and complete piping assignments.

This course should be of interest to people employed in any area that piping is present (Refinery, Chemical, Power, Pulp and Paper, Utility etc.)  The course introduces engineers, designers and construction personnel to the various procedures involved in the development and engineering of Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams (P & ID’s), Equipment Plot Plans, and Piping Arrangements.  Additional material shall cover pipe sizing, pump calculations and piping stress analysis.

Traditionally, there has been little formal training in this area and design decisions often have to be made based on practical considerations without formulae or code reinforcement. Completing piping drawings take up the majority of man-hours in the design of a process plant.

Each participant will receive a copy of the book, Detail Engineering and Layout of Piping Systems by Bob Wilson.

Course Requirements
The instructor requests that each participant brings his/her laptop to class.

You Will Learn To
 - Produce pipe sizing calculations and complete pressure drop calculations
 - Select and size pumps and equipment
 - Prepare equipment specifications and drawings
 - Interpret piping specifications, instrumentation and process control
 - Specify piping components, valves and fittings, piping hangers and supports
 - Perform a static piping stress analysis

Please click HERE to view the course outline.

Who Should Attend
 - Piping engineering and design personnel wishing to expand their knowledge of piping and instrumentation
 - Engineers, designers, CAD operators and draftspersons in the piping field
 - Practicing engineers and designers who may have experience in related disciplines and wish to expand their knowledge of the piping area
 - Piping fabricators, contractors and suppliers wishing to understand the relationship of manufacture and fabrication to the design, layout and construction of piping systems

Save up to $930 by enrolling in PD792, a course combo, consisting of this course (PD410) and PD720, “Managing and Coordinating Piping Projects.”

For venue information, please click HERE.

  • Course Type: Public Course
  • Course Number: PD410
  • Language: English


Bob Wilson is an Engineering Consultant with R.B. Wilson & Associates, Dundas, Ontario, Canada and former Engineering Professor at Sheridan College. He is a member of the B31.1 Power Piping Section Sub Group on Design. Mr. Wilson has taught piping design and engineering courses for 30 years. He has been involved with the design, analysis, layout and support of piping systems since 1963, with petrochemical, power, steel, mining & processing companies in North America and Europe and is currently working as a Piping Stress Engineer with experience in Caesar II, Caepipe and Autopipe analysis programs.

He is the author of “Detail Engineering and Layout of Piping Systems” and is the former chairman of ASME’s Ontario Section.
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