Introduction to Pipe Stress Engineering: Fundamentals 1
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Starts February 8
4 Live Sessions
"Ideal for Lead Piping Engineers and Junior Pipe Stress Engineers that want to make the right decisions."
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4 Live sessions
Starts Feb. 8
The pipe stress courses Fundamentals I & II by Stressman Engineering give you a strong base and understanding of Pipe Stress Engineering, that will enhance your discussions with colleagues, vendors and clients and refuels you with inspiration and knowledge. In a set of instructor-led sessions you learn to understand the design philosophy of pipe stress. With practical examples the instructors will provide you a prominent course and give you a total overview.
The courses will give you a broader context of the concepts, insight into possibilities for optimization and cost reduction, and a strong base for deeper discussions with colleagues, vendors and clients.
Each Fundamentals course consists of 4 interactive, online live sessions provided by the instructor. You are encouraged to ask questions and discuss with your expert trainer since this will enhance your learning. Session recordings and related training content are provided through the EngineeringTrainer online portal.
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Welcome to the course
How to use this course
Personal Certificate requirements
What is a Piping Stress Analysis?
2. Back to basics.
Force and Moment
Most common types of piping stresses.
Fatigue (peak stress)
Piping loads classification
Primary Loads: Death weight, internal pressure, spring forces.
Secondary Loads: Thermal expansion and contraction, displacement loads due to sagging and hogging, match-up tolerances, settlement, vibration, and others
Occasional Loads: Wind, earthquake, ice and snow, relief valves discharge, fluid hammer and others
Dynamic Loads. To be covered in another course
Rewriting piping stress analysis definition.
3. Understanding different types of stress analysis:
Piping vs Pipelines.
Aboveground vs Underground.
Onshore vs Offshore.
Static vs Dynamic.
4. Piping Stress Analysis Codes and standards.
Understanding the role and scope of piping codes
ASME B31.3, ASME B31.4, ASME B31.8 & BS EN 13480 on the spot.
On-shore Piping. Aboveground piping arrangements interconnecting two or more pieces of equipment, generally covered in ASME B31.1, B31.3 & BS EN 13480 codes.
Off-shore Piping. Piping arrangements located in marine structures and vessels such as fixed structures and floating offshore production installations; generally covered by B31.3 & ISO 10418 codes.
Onshore pipeline. An underground series of connected pipes used to transport oil and gas, covered under ASME B31, B31.8 & BS EN 14161 codes.
Offshore pipelines. Subsea pipes used to transport oil and gas, covered by DNV-OS-F101 standard, API RP 1111 & BS EN 14161 codes.
Other important international and local piping codes
Centrifugal Pumps (API-610)
Positive Displacement Pumps (API-674)
Centrifugal Compressors (API-617 / NEMA SM23)
Reciprocating Compressors (API-618)
Steam Turbines (API-611)
Shell and Tube Heat Exchangers (API-660)
Plate Heat Exchangers (API-662)
Air cooled Heat Exchangers (API-661)
Hairpin Heat Exchangers (API-663)
Flare Stacks (API-537)
Fired Heaters (API-560)
Welded Storage Tanks (API-650)
ASME Vessels and Columns (ASME BPVC SECTION VIII)
Onshore pipelines equipment codes
Offshore pipelines equipment codes
X-Mas trees (API-6A)
Subsea Manifolds (API-RP-17)
Blow Out Preventers (API-53)
Plastic piping codes
5. Piping stress criticality selection.
Types of stress analysis based on pipe criticality
Computational (static, quasi-static, dynamic, FEA)
Stress Criticality selection examples
6. Wall thickness Calculation (per B31.3)
Hoop stress and wall thickness.
Material coefficient factor Y
Casting quality factor W
Weld joint quality factor E
Corrosion and Mill tolerance factors
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After the courses Fundamentals I & II course you have a complete overview of pipe stress process.
After this course, you...
Understand the different loads relevant for pipe stress and their combinations,
Know the different codes & standards related to pipes and connected equipments, and their context,
Understand the differences for pipe stress analyses of different types of systems,
Know how to perform a Piping Stress Criticality Selection and perform pipe wall thickness calculations.
Who should attend this course
Piping Design Engineers & Piping Design Leads which are required to understand the basics of pipe stress engineering to make the right decisions,
Junior Pipe Stress Engineers with 0-3yr experience,
Mechanical, Process and Structural engineers that require a broad perspective on piping system design.
This course consists of 4x 2hr 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.
The live sessions are scheduled twofold to service participants in different time-zones. Upon enrollment each participant is appointed to a group based on their preferences.
Group A (Asia, Middle East, Europe, Africa, Australia)
Session 1: February 8, 9am CET (2hr) (convert time-zones)
Session 2: February 11, 9am CET (2hr)
Session 3: February 15, 9am CET (2hr)
Session 4: February 18, 9am CET (2hr)
Group B (North & South America, Europe, Africa)
Session 1: February 8, 4pm CET (2hr) (convert time-zone)
Session 2: February 11, 4pm CET (2hr)
Session 3: February 15, 4pm CET (2hr)
Session 4: February 18, 4pm CET (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 4x 2hr 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.
Yes, interactive Q&A sessions are included in this course that allow you to interact with the instructor and ask questions.
No software is required for participants of this course.
Yes, this course qualifies for PDH hours as per the NCEES CPC Guidelines.