Length: 1 days
Going forward, this course will be offered as an InCompany program, only. Please click here for additional information.
Bad decisions during the piping design and pump selection phases can lead to years of unnecessarily high costs that are wasteful and not recoverable. Therefore, it is worthwhile to make a complete and thorough analysis throughout these processes. Piping should be designed to meet minimum cost requirements and still be adequate for meeting operational requirements.
This course emphasizes using economics to determine the least annual cost associated with the sizing (i.e., diameter) of a pipe. It also includes topics that cover how to determine a system curve to aid in the proper selection of a pump; avoidance of cavitation; and miscellaneous related topics.
The course begins with a brief review of fluid properties including density, viscosity, and pressure. It continues with a definition of volume and mass flow rate, and the principle of conservation of mass. Students also review the ASME, ANSI, and ASTM standards that are applied to pipes and copper water tubes; methods of attaching fittings to pipes and tubes.
Throughout the course, students engage in hand-on exercises to reinforce the learning process. The instructor also allows students, as a group, to select additional topics to review.
You will learn to:
- Use the principles of fluid mechanics to solve piping system problems
- Analyze piping problems
- Calculate an economical line size
- Explain pump testing procedures;
- Determine pump size for a given pipe size
- Explain how to avoid cavitation
Each student will receive a copy of Introduction to Fluid Mechanics, 4th Edition, by Dr. William S. Janna.
Students are required to bring scientific calculators with them to the course. The instructor also requests that students bring flash drives.
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Who Should Attend
This course is designed for engineers who specify, use, or analyze piping systems on a regular basis. The course will be valuable for those who want to improve their knowledge of pipe specifications, joining methods, fittings, pipe losses, and piping system installations as well as for engineers in the process industries that need a broader background in sizing pumps. This course is intended for participants who have studied fluid mechanics.