Introduction to Pipe Stress Engineering: Fundamentals 2

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    "Ideal for Lead Piping Engineers and Junior Pipe Stress Engineers that want to make the right decisions."

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    About the course


       6 modules

       7.5 hours


       1-yr access


    This course by Stressman Engineering gives you a strong base and understanding of Pipe Stress Engineering. It will enhance your discussions with colleagues, vendors, and clients and refuels you with inspiration and knowledge. In a set of online modules, you learn to understand the design philosophy of pipe stress. With practical examples, the instructors will provide you with a prominent course and give you a complete overview.

    The course provides a broad context of the concepts, insights into possibilities for optimization and cost reduction, and a strong base for deeper discussions with colleagues, vendors, and clients.

    This Fundamentals course contains 6 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 your knowledge for your work projects.

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    Meet your instructor

    Sondre Luca Helgesen

    CEO, owner, and Senior Analyst at Stressman Engineering

    Pipe Stress, Piping Design, FEA, Ansys

    Juan Manuel Mendez Franco

    COO at Stressman Engineering
    President of The PSI Association

    Pipe Stress, Piping Design, FEA, Ansys

    Jonathan Arana Garcia

    Piping Manager at Stressman Engineering

    Pipe Stress, Piping Design, FEA, Ansys

    Program & Details

    The ''Fundamentals 2'' course builds on the content of the ''Introduction to Pipe Stress Engineering: Fundamentals 1'' course. 
    However, if desired the ''Introduction to Pipe Stress Engineering: Fundamentals 2'' course can be purchased as a stand-alone product.

                1. Welcome to the course

                2. Your instructors

                3. How to use this course

                4. Personal Certificate requirements

                • Module Introduction & Overview

                • Basic Allowable Stress Tables

                • Allowable Stress due to Sustained Loads

                • Allowable Stress due to Displacement Strains

                • Occasional Stress Allowable

                • Pipe Weight Considerations

                • Fluid WeightConsiderations

                • Additional WeighInsulation & Internal Lining

                • The buoyancy of Piping Systems

                • Elasticity Modules Tables

                • Flexibility Factors & Stress Intensification Factors (SIF)

                • Pressure Stiffening of Components

                • Pressure & Weight Sustained Stresses

                • Pipe Span Calculations

                • Thermal ExpansionCoefficient Tables

                • Displacement Stress

                • Expansion Loops

                • Sagging & Hogging

                • Drag loads

                • Wind Loading on Piping Systems

                • Acceleration on Piping Systems

                • Transportation Analysis of Piping Systems

                A sample of the first module is available for free, so you can learn more about the teaching style and understand if the course fits your needs.

                • Exercise Review

                • Load Combination Cases Part A

                • Basic Load Combinations Part B

                • Load Combinations Example Part C

                • Load Case Combinations Part D

                • Load Case Combinations Part E

                • Load Case Combinations Part G

                • Scalar Combinations of Loads

                • Non-linearities

                • Load Combinations Example for Pipe Stress Analysis

                • Accidental Loads

                • Trunnions & Welded Attachments

                • Pipe Shoes

                • Piping guides and stops

                • Anti Vibration Supports, Struts & Sway braces

                • Spring Supports

                • Snubbers

                • Expansion Joints

                • Introduction & Recap

                • Flange Leakage Calculations

                • Kellogg's equivalent pressure method

                • Flange calculation: ASME VIII Division 1 & 2

                • Flange calculation: API TR 6AF & API TR 6AF2

                • Category M Fluid Piping as per ASME B31.3

                • High-Pressure Piping

                • Piping supports settlement 

                • Equipment settlements

                • Pipeline / Soil settlements 

                • Slug flow 

                • Water Hammer or Surge

                • Discharge in open systems: Pressure Safety valves

                • Discharge in closed systems: Pressure Safety valves

                • Acoustic induced vibration (AIV)

                • Flow-induced vibrations (FIV)

                • Summary AIV vs. FIV 

                • Vortex-Induced Vibrations 

                • Pulsations in Piping Systems (Flow-induced pulsations)

                • Thermal Bowing

                • Hydrogen Induced Stress Cracking (HISC)

                • Jacketed Piping

                • Blast Calculations

                • Recap & Exercise Review

                • Introduction & Overview

                • Reporting a Pipe Stress Analysis

                • Report Build-up

                • Stress Isometrics 

                • Audit Documentation

                • Piping Stress Checklist 

                1. Congratulations

                2. Course evaluation survey

                3. Your Personal Certificate

                4. Rate this course

                5. Related resources & follow up


                After the courses Fundamentals I & II course you have a complete overview of the pipe stress process.

                After this course, you...

                • Know all concepts involved in a pipe stress flexibility analysis,

                • Better understand code related load combinations,

                • Have a good overview of all types of piping components and support types,

                • Know about different flange types and calculations,

                • Understand special load cases for piping systems,

                • Have a detailed understanding of the documentation aspects involved with pipe stress and interfaces with other disciplines.

                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.


                • Technical background

                • Successful completion of the Fundamentals I course is beneficial but not mandatory.

                Level: Fundamentals

                Access to the course. 
                After your purchase is confirmed you receive an account to the EngineeringTrainer online learning portal, where you find the course in your dashboard. After opening the course you will be guided step-by-step through the different modules. You receive 1-year unlimited access to the course. This allows you to perform modules again if this is beneficial for your work projects.

                Learn by doing.
                The course is mainly based on video lectures. Videos can be viewed as many times as desired. The video lectures help you to grasp the important technical concepts and related actions and considerations are discussed in detail.

                This course is self-paced and is not subject to specific dates. The course contains 6 modules with a total of 7.5 hours of content which can be performed at your own pace. A Personal Certificate will be provided to you if you 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 6 modules. This allows you to perform modules again whenever you want to refresh knowledge for your daily work projects.

                Participants of this course receive a personal digital certificate if they meet the following requirements:

                • complete each module of the course,

                • filling in the Course Evaluation Survey.

                Example Certificate:

                Example Certificate of Completion


                The majority of training material are videos. These are not available for download, but can be accessed directly with your account on the portal. You receive 1-year unlimited access to the course. This allows you to watch content again if this is beneficial for your work projects.

                Yes, we encourage participants to submit feedback and questions in the Questions Forum of the course. These form the basis for new, future videos that will be added to the online course, but they will not be answered to the student directly.

                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.

                No software is required for participants of this course.

                Yes, this course qualifies for PDH hours as per the NCEES CPC Guidelines.

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