PE PDH
PDH Online

General Piping Design

Credit: 5 PDH
Course Fee: $45.00
32 pages

Course Summary:

This online course covers most failures of liquid process systems occur at or within interconnect points the piping, flanges, valves, fittings, etc. It is, therefore, vital to select interconnecting equipment and materials that are compatible with each other and the expected environment. Materials selection is an optimization process, and the material selected for an application must be chosen for the sum of its properties. That is, the selected material may not rank first in each evaluation category; it should, however, be the best overall choice. Considerations include cost and availability. Key evaluation factors are strength, ductility, toughness, corrosion resistance and so on. This course includes examples of design calculations and references to relevant standards.

Learning Objective:

  • Materials of Construction
    • Strength
    • Ductility
    • Toughness
    • Corrosion Resistance
    • Selection Process
  • Design Pressure
    • Maximum Steady State Pressure
    • Pressure Transient
  • Sizing
    • Fluid Flow Sizing
    • Pressure Integrity
  • Stress Analysis
    • Code Requirements
    • Stresses due to Sustained Loads
  • Flange, Gaskets and Bolting Materials
    • Flanges
    • Gaskets
    • Bolting Materials
  • Pipe Identification
    • Additional Materials
  • Piping Supports
    • Support Locations
    • Support Spans
    • Support Types
    • Selection of Support Types
    • Coating
  • Testing and Flushing
    • Test Procedure
    • Preparation
    • Hydrostatic Leak Test
    • Pneumatic Leak Test
    • Initial Service Leak Test
    • Sensitive Leak Test
    • Non-Metallic Piping Systems

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Course Content

Course Author: Army Corp of Engineers

Course 1

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