Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic (FRP) Engineering for Piping Systems
Regular fee € 2250
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starts: June 2
5 Live Sessions
Edwin Schimmel, MSc
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About the course
5 Live sessions
Starts June 2
Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic (FRP) piping, also called Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP) piping, is a cost-effective alternative to corrosion prone metallic piping and non-reinforced thermoplastics. However, the design of FRP systems requires specific knowledge as there are fundamental differences compared to the design of steel piping.
This course will teach you all the fundamentals required to design and work with FRP piping systems. After this course you are familiar with the material properties and behavior for piping systems and how this impacts designs. A multitude of real-life field examples will be discussed that illustrate critical aspects of FRP systems. In this course a great deal of attention is given to practical aspects of engineering FRP systems.
The course consists of 5 interactive, online live sessions provided by the instructor. Recordings and related training content are provided through our online portal.
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Monday - Friday, 9am - 6pm CEST
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Program & Details
Welcome to the course
How to use this course
Test your Live Session connection
Personal Certificate requirements
Pipe wall structure & build-up
Applications of FRP piping
Limitations of FRP piping
Short-term vs. long-term strength
Fundamental differences compared to steel
Demo: comparison steel and FRP
Overview of FRP codes
Different philosophies for codes
ISO 14692 code in detail
Pipe stress analysis
Mitigation measures & good practices
Analysis of Water Hammer & Pressure Surges for FRP systems
Assessment of FRP flanges
Analysis of FRP buried piping systems
Potential failure modes
Challenges & good practices for buried piping
Failure modes for FRP material
FRP material strength (micro-level analysis)
Ultimate Elastic Wall Stress
Stress and strength of joints
Full qualification program for pipes & fittings
1000-hrs survival tests
Joint strength and failure
Failures due to design errors
Course evaluation survey
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After this course, you...
have a fundamental understanding of the material and its behavior,
are familiar with the design of FRP pipes and joints,
know methods for manufacturing of fiberglass products and their (dis)advantages,
understand the qualification process for FRP products as per the ISO 14692,
know the differences between steel and FRP and how this impacts pipe stress analysis,
have seen and discussed a multitude of real-life failures, common issues and mitigation measures.
Who should attend this course
Those involved with the realization of Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic piping systems,
Pipe stress engineers & pipe design engineers that require a better understanding of FRP piping systems,
People that have experience with steel piping systems and get involved with FRP systems,
Technicians with basic experience with FRP systems that want to strengthen their fundamental understanding of the material & engineering process.
No experience with FRP is required,
Basic understanding of (steel) piping systems is beneficial.
This course consists of 5 instructor-led live sessions which consists of presentations, demonstrations and discussions of questions. During each session, participants can ask questions to the instructor (through chat or microphone) which will be answered. After each live session the recording of that session, used slides and exercise documents are made available to participants to view again. If desired by the instructor, exercise files are provided at the end of a session that will be discussed in the next session. These should be performed by the participant before they are discussed in the upcoming live session.
Access to the course
After your purchase is confirmed you receive an account to the EngineeringTrainer online learning portal, where you find the course welcome chapter and instructions on how to join the live sessions. Sessions are held using the software GoToMeeting and a log-in link is provided for each session through the portal. A test link is provided from the start such as to test if you are able to properly join the sessions prior to the first session. Live sessions can be joined using any device, including tabled and mobile.
You receive 6-months unlimited access to the course. This allows you to watch content again if this is beneficial for your work projects.
Session 1: June 2, 8:30am CEST (2hr) (convert time-zone)
Session 2: June 9, 8:30am CEST (2hr)
Session 3: June 16, 8:30am CEST (2hr)
Session 4: June 23, 8:30am CEST (2hr)
Session 5: June 30 8:30am CEST (2hr)
After the course you receive 6-months unlimited access to all course material including recordings of the live sessions. This allows you to watch recording of lectures again whenever you need to refresh knowledge for your daily work projects.
A personal digital certificate will be made available to each participant upon full attendance. If you are unable to attend any of the sessions please notify us as we will require to view the recordings.
This course consists of 5 instructor-led live sessions which consists of presentations, demonstrations and discussions of questions. During each session participants can ask questions to the instructor (through chat or microphone) which will be answered.
After each live session the recording of that session, used slides and exercise documents are made available to participants to view again. If desired by the instructor, exercise files are provided at the end of a session that will be discussed in the next session. These should be performed by the participant before they are discussed in the upcoming live session.
Exercise files can be downloaded, these can include .pdf files with the exercise questions, software models or other file types. Videos will not be available for download, but can be accessed directly with your account on the portal. If slides are used in the videos or live sessions these can be viewed separately as well through the portal, but are not available for download. You receive 6-months unlimited access to the course. This allows you to watch content again if this is beneficial for your work projects.
Yes, interactive Q&A sessions are included in this course that allow you to interact with the instructor and ask questions.
No software is used by participants for this course or will be distributed.