Industrial aboveground piping systems are known to fail due to thermal, weight, pressure, dynamic, quenching, corrosion, and erosion loading conditions. This course provides an introduction to each of these failure mechanisms with the intent that those who design and engineer pipe, and those who interface with piping engineers and designers are aware of designs that should be avoided.
The instructor has spent virtually his entire career designing new piping systems or inspecting and correcting existing installations. Based on this experience, the major focus is on typical field installations that do not work well, and what could be done better. Some of the recommendations may be surprising to experienced designers, and engineers, as the planned designs often do not work as intended in the field.
“Avoiding Pipe Failures by Proper Design and Installation” should be useful to any level piping engineer or piping designer, and those who interface with them, such as structural and instrumentation engineers and designers, project, construction, operations & maintenance engineers.
At the end of this course, students will be aware of the following:
- The importance of proper engineering, design, and installation to avoid piping failures
- Some specific components that should not be used, or used only after careful design
- Limitations of Pipe Stress Analysis
- Importance of maintaining design, fabrication, and installation documents for the long-term maintenance of piping systems
Total Number of Approved PDH Hours: 1