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Fundamentals of Process Plant and Plant Layout (Virtual Classroom)

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Learn the fundamentals of process plant and plant layout, including process flow diagrams, equipment layouts, and P&IDs with this comprehensive guide.

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This course is specifically scheduled in a European-friendly time zone to address international demand. It commences each day at 9:30 and ends at 18:00 Eastern European Time, with breaks scheduled throughout.


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The course presents the required practical information needed in daily work activities in engineering and production companies, such as material serviceability, end-preparation suitability, supplementary requirements, and purchasing techniques. Demonstrating the practical engineering deliverables and DWGs essential for any engineer dealing with process plants.

By participating in this course, you will learn how to successfully:

  • Identify different types of industrial plants.
  • Evaluate different types of piping specialty datasheets and fabrication DWGs.
  • Analyze process and instrumentation diagrams (P&ID) in detail.   
  • Describe piping department main deliverables (Plot Plan, Equipment arrangement, Equipment orientation and ISO DWGs).

Who should attend?
Any engineer dealing with process industry such as: Piping engineers, pipeline engineers, mechanical engineers, civil engineers, construction engineers, maintenance engineers, production engineers, process engineers, mechanical engineers, I&C engineers, electrical engineers, project engineering managers.

Course Materials (included in purchase of course):

  • Downloadable version of the course presentation via ASME's learning platform

This ASME Virtual Classroom course is held live with an instructor on our online learning platform.  A certificate of completion will be issued to registrants who successfully attend and complete the course. 


Introduction to process industry and typical plants

  • Process plants classification
  • Project types & phases  
  • Roles and responsibility

Project main key documents (PFD, MSG, MEL, P&ID, PMC, Plot Plan)

  • Case study on project engineering deliverables

Introduction to codes and standards

  • Differences between codes, standards, and specifications
  • Code types and categories
  • ASME codes history
  • Spot on the main codes & standards
  • Case study on ASME B16.5 & ASME B31.3

Piping design

  • Stress analysis basics
  • Wall thickness calculation (as per ASME B31 & B16 series)
  • Pipe sizing Loads on pipes
  • Piping flexibility
  • Criticality curve
  • Types of pipes supports
  • Pipe span 

Plant layout basics

  • Plant equipment overview
  • Equipment spacing
  • Pipe Racks
  • Plot Plan
  • Plant layout considerations

Case study on piping department main deliverables

  • Plot Plan, Equipment arrangement, Equipment orientation and ISO DWGs

How to read the P&ID

  • P&ID structure and sections
  • P&ID Legend (Piping, Process, I&C and fire work)
  • Case study on project P&ID DWGs

Amr Srag, MSc.

Principal Engineer, ENPPI

Amr A. Srag, MSc. has more than 14 years of practical experience in all stages of Oil & Gas and petrochemicals projects specializing in piping, pipeline, and pressure vessel engineering.

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