Efficient Design of Process Piping System

Venue: best Western Abercorn Inn

Location: vancouver, BC, British Columbia, Canada

Event Date/Time: Mar 31, 2011 End Date/Time: Apr 01, 2011
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The participant of this seminar will have an overview of the codes and standards governing the design of pressure retaining components and the piping design process. By the end of the seminar, the participant will understand pipe sizing for various flow conditions and pipe wall thickness calculation for internal pressure. Flow and pressure drop calculation; allowable stress and basic piping stress analysis, loading on piping system. Various components that make up a piping system. Good piping design and layout practices. All topics are introduced to individuals with no or limited background on the subject.


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bjectives: The Objective of this course is to provide the basic knowledge and tools required to design a functional pipe system for process and power plants. A practical and systematic approach is used to guide the participants through out the piping design process from conceptual phase to the completed product, ready for fabrication and installation. Pipe failure case studies will be included as part of the discussion to provide an insight into systems that did not perform as expected. The key to success of the course is the practical aspect of the material. Participants can readily apply the knowledge learned in the course as soon as they are back in their office. Target Audience: Design and project engineers and technologists, plant and facility engineers, consultants, mechanical engineers and technologists, maintenance and operation personnel and other technical personnel who need to upgrade/refresh their current knowledge of Piping systems for process plants. After Attending This Course You Will Be Able To Understand codes and standards governing the design of pressure retaining components, pipe sizing, stress due to internal pressure, thermal stress and other loadings. Learn systematic approach to design a piping system. Gain insight into good piping layout practices, why piping system fails and case studies. Program Outline (12 PDH) Design of Piping System Day 1 Codes and standards Development of Codes and Standards. ASME, ANSI standards, Piping & pressure vessel code CSA standards. Boiler and Pressure Vessel Act Provincial Regulators Property of pipe Method of production, property of pipe Material Selection Pipe Joints Flanged Welded Soldered and brazed Threaded Commonly used pipe joints and Fittings Flow of fluid and friction loss Factor that affects the optimum pipe sizing Pipe sizing and pressure drop of incompressible fluid Flow of fluid through piping components Lunch Mechanical design of piping system. Pipe wall thickness calculation Piping under internal pressure Stress in a piping system Wall thickness Calculation Fittings and Joints Pipe Support Types of pipe support Size a spring hanger Inspection and maintenance Flexibility calculation and stress analysis Expansion and stress Allowable stress, code requirement Stress intensification factor Day 2 Flexibility calculation and stress analysis (Continued) General flexible requirement External loading on piping system Nozzle loading on equipments Discussion on Stress analysis software and demonstration Acoustic vibration, Pressure transient, vibration, erosion corrosion. Pressure surge, water hammer Vibration Erosion corrosion in a piping system Piping system layout General considerations Information required prior to system layout Good layout practices, human factor consideration Lunch Piping system layout (Continue) Piping layout for equipments Layout to allow pipe flexibility Examples of typical piping arrangements Discussion on Piping layout software and demonstration Pipe Failure Case Studies Pipe failure due to poor piping layout Pipe failure due to erosion and corrosion Question and answer, networking.