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PD410 - Detail Engineering of Piping Systems

PD410 - Detail Engineering of Piping Systems

Date & Location   Member Price List Price Qty

Atlanta, GA, USA
Mar 20, 2017 - Mar 22, 2017


Chicago, IL, USA
May 15, 2017 - May 17, 2017




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, Piping Arrangements, and Fabrication Drawings.

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.

You Will Learn To
 - Describe pipe sizing
 - Explain pressure drop calculations
 - Describe the process of pump and equipment sizing and selection
 - Describe the preparation of equipment specifications and drawings
 - Identify piping specifications
 - Explain the process of instrumentation and process control
 - Describe the process of piping component familiarization, including valves and fittings, piping hangers and supports

Special Requirements
A series of workshops where attendees have an opportunity to produce a P&ID and a number of Piping Isometrics c/w Bill of Material are part of this course.  Therefore attendees are required to bring the following equipment:
 - Scale: 3/8” = 1ft scale
 - Circle template
 - Calculator
 - Drafting pencil and eraser

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

For venue information, please click HERE.

  • Course Type: Public Course
  • Course Number: PD410
  • Language: English
Final invoices will include applicable sales and use tax.


Bob Wilson is an Engineering Consultant with TWD Technologies in Burlington, 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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