"To provide you with a solid understanding of the different technical and design aspects involved with buried piping and the ability to analyze them."
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About the course
Are you actively involved with technical issues involving buried industrial piping? This course teaches you the basic technical knowledge of soil mechanics and its influence on underground piping. After the course you will have a solid understanding of the different technical aspects involved in buried piping. This makes the training course especially valuable for piping engineers, but also provides valuable information for operators, supervisors, technicians, and plant managers.
Topics include relevant design codes (e.g. NEN 3650, ATV, AWWA), Solutions to typical stress problems, underground pipe supporting and thrust blocks, awareness of the critical aspects, potential failure mechanisms, identify potential field and design issues and the differences between buried steel and non-steel piping.
The course consists of 7 online modules based on video content. You receive 1-year unlimited access to the course and the discussions forum. This allows you to perform modules again when you need to refresh knowledge for your work projects.
An active CaesarII license is required for this course. Note that a license is not provided as part of the course. Please contact us for questions on this matter.
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Program & Details
Welcome to the course
How to use this course
Personal Certificate requirements
Introduction to Buried Piping
Soil Pipe Interaction
Failure Mechanisms in underground piping
Typical Design Solutions
Modeling and Design Codes
Introduction to Soil Mechanics
Soil Classification Methods
Stresses on Soil Elements
Stress-strain Relations for Soil Elements
Equilibrium of Stresses in Soil Layers
Introduction to Soil Mechanics
Lateral Soil Resistance
Vertical Soil Resistance
Axial Soil Resistance
Soil Pipe Stiffness
Soil Implementation in Stress Models
Exercise 2a Introduction
Summary of Module 2
Exercise 2a Discussion
Finite Element Analysis
Caesar II Pipe Stress
Caesar II Soil Modeler pt1
Caesar II Soil Modeler pt2
Underground Element Sizes
Additional Axial Restraints
Exercise 2b Introduction
Exercise 2b Discussion
Introduction to Buckling
Upheaval Pipe Buckling
Ring Type Buckling
Buried Pipe Installation Layouts
Exercise 3 Introduction
Exercise 3 Discussion
Buried Piping codes: A summary
NEN3650-1, -2, and -3: Scope of the codes
Soil-Pipe Resistance pt 1 according to NEN3650-1
Soil-Pipe Resistance pt 2 according to NEN3650-1
Settlements and uncertainty according to NEN3650-1
Traffic load according to NEN3650-1
NEN3650-2 & NEN3650-3
AWWA M11 Code
Exercise 5 Introduction
Exercise 5 Discussion
Underground Supporting & Structures
Stress Relief Methods
Comparison Between Some Soil Models
Exercise 7 Introduction
Calculating Buoyancy Failure pt1
Calculating Buoyancy Failure pt2
Questions to Bend Radii
Questions to Branches
Questions to Concrete Encasement
Support model for CAESAR II
Course evaluation survey
Your Personal Certificate
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After this course, you...
Have a good understanding of theoretical and practical aspects involved with realizing buried industrial piping systems,
Know how to apply for ground entries, underground supporting, thrust blocks, and road crossings,
Are able to perform pipe stress analysis in Caesar II,
Know potential critical issues and related failure mechanisms,
Understand the difference between steel and non-steel for buried piping.
Who should attend this course
Pipe stress engineers involved with buried piping systems in industrial environments,
Those involved in the design, installation, or maintenance of buried piping systems.
Basic understanding of piping systems.
Basic user knowledge of the CaesarII software.
Access to the course.
After your purchase is confirmed it will be activated to your account on the EngineeringTrainer learning portal. Here you will find the course in your dashboard and you will be guided step-by-step through the different course modules. You receive 1-year unlimited access to the course. This allows you to perform modules again when you need to refresh knowledge for your work projects.
Learn by doing.
The course is mainly based on video content: video lectures and video software demonstrations. English subtitles are available and videos can be viewed as many times as desired. The video lectures help you to grasp the important technical concepts and in the video demonstrations the instructor uses the software and discusses all the steps and actions. You are recommended to follow the steps of the instructor in the software to optimize your learning curve.
Exercises are available in the form of multiple-choice quizzes to help you grasp technical concepts and in the form of .pdf-files with instructions to build and analyze different models and answer related questions. Video demonstrations of the exercises are available.
This course is self-paced and is not subject to specific dates. The course contains 7 modules with a total of 6.5+ hours of content which can be performed at your own pace. A Personal Certificate will be provided to participants if they finish the course within the first month after purchase. This incentive will motivate you to perform the course quickly thereby improving your learning curve.
You receive 1-year unlimited access to all modules. This allows you to perform modules again when you need to refresh knowledge for your 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.
Exercise .pdfs & video tutorials,
Discussions forum with other participants & instructor.
The majority of training material are videos. These are not available for download, but can be accessed directly with your account on the portal. The exercise files can be downloaded. These can include .pdf files with the exercise questions, software models or other related types.
You receive 1-year unlimited access to the course. This allows you to watch content again if this is beneficial for your work projects..
We encourage participants to submit feedback and questions in the Discussions Forum of the course. These are either answered directly in the forum or form the basis for new videos that are added to the online course on a regular basis.
Participants receive 1-year unlimited access to the course including new videos that are added during this year. Participants receive an email notification upon addition of new course videos.
An active CaesarII license is required for this course. This is not included in the course. Please contact us for questions on this matter.
If your computer and internet connection is able to play videos online (YouTube) you will be able to follow the course. Note that almost all browsers are supported, except for Internet Explorer.
Yes, this course qualifies for PDH hours as per the NCEES CPC Guidelines.