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Hydraulic Design of Liquid or Water Piping Systems

Fundamentals and flow equations used for sizing flow lines or solving the line pressure drop of steady-state simple hydraulic systems flowing non-flashing incompressible Newtonian liquids or water

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This self-study course is designed to be taken at your convenience, and on your own schedule.  You have 90 days to finish the course from the time of purchase.


This course is designed for new practicing engineers or experienced engineers entering new area of practice or seeking refresh course in fluid flow or pipe hydraulics.

This course covers the basic fundamentals and flow equations used for sizing flow lines or solving the line pressure drop of steady-state simple hydraulic systems flowing non-flashing incompressible Newtonian liquids or water. Industry’s generally accepted fundamental Darcy’s equation and the empirical Hazen-Williams formula for water flows are introduced as the models of calculating the frictional pressure drop. 

Explicit equations between the pipe pressure drop and parameters, such as pipe inside diameter, fluid’s flowing velocity or flow rate and pipe run length are also provided in order for the participants to gain insight of their direct relationship. Working equations provided in this course allow participants effectively perform hydraulic analysis and evaluate design options of de-bottlenecking their piping or flow line infrastructure for future service requirement.

For construction of oil refineries, gas or chemical processing plants, piping installation typically contributes 30 to 50% of the total investment cost. The percentage is even higher for the cross-country pipe line projects. Therefore, efficient and effective piping design is important for the success of the project and life cycle cost.

Flow hydraulic calculations and designs directly impact the infrastructure of the pipe system to be installed.  Line sizing with considerations for future conditions of flow resistance, flowing velocity and frictional pressure drop to meet special service requirement, is an integral part toward successful hydraulic design. 

This course presents underlying principles and commonly used one-dimensional Newtonian isothermal incompressible equations for practicing engineers to perform steady-state hydraulic analysis and calculations for the liquid and water piping systems. Pipe pressure drops are due to friction and static change. 

You Will Learn To

  • Explain the basic principles that govern the fluid flow in pipes
  • Perform calculations for various aspects of piping systems
  • Describe pressure drop and flow resistance
  • Describe the process for pipe selection

Who should attend
Anyone who is interested in learning about the basics of fluid flow and pipe hydraulics

To take this course you should have a personal computer, Web browser, Internet connection, and software to display PDF files (such as Adobe Reader®).


Module 1: Overall Mass and Energy Balances in Pipe Flow
Module 2: Terminology Expression and Calculation
Module 3: Pipe Roughness, Friction Factor, Flow Resistance Coefficients for Frictional Pressure Drop in Different Flow Regimes
Module 4: Engineering Equations
Module 5: How to Use Flow Equations to Analyze a Given Turbulent Flow System
Module 6: Resistance Coefficients, Equivalent Length for Flow Elements
Module 7: Line Size Selections
Module 8: Empirical Hazen-William Formula for Water Professionals


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