Performing Vibration Measurements for Pipe Stress Assessment
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Wijnand Schoemakers, MSc

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"To give piping professionals a solid understanding of the concepts and practicalities involved with investigating piping vibrations." 

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   4 modules

   2.5 hours


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This course teaches you all the fundamentals required for performing vibration measurements for pipe stress assessment.

It includes discussions of the mechanics involved in piping vibrations, their potential causes, but also guidelines for estimated the severity and detailed analysis techniques. By means of real-life cases, typical mitigation techniques are presented.

The course provides a toolbox to understand and investigate piping vibrations. You will be able to quickly assess whether a piping vibration might be an issue for the integrity of the system and can plan a more detailed analysis based on this assessment. 

The course starts with an overview of important concepts such as potential sources of vibrations and existing rules of thumb for assessment. It also includes a detailed discussion of the information required for a detailed dynamic stress assessment in pipe stress software and the associated considerations.

The course consists of 4 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.

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Meet your instructor

Wijnand Schoemakers, MSc

Project Engineer, Dynaflow Research group

Mechanical, Piping, FEA, Flow

Program & Details

  1. Welcome & Your instructor

  2. Content Overview

  3. How to use this course

  4. Questions Forum

  1. Potential vibration issues in piping systems

  2. Types of vibrations in piping systems

  3. Vibration sources  part 1

  4. Vibration sources  part 2

  5. Mechanical eigenmodes and vibration

  6. Mechanical eigenmodes in piping

  7. Good practices considering eigenmodes

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.

  1. Describing vibrations in piping systems

  2. Direct assessment method and guidelines

  3. Stress calculation in piping systems

  4. Flexibility factors for your model

  5. Linking measurement with theoretical model

  6. Fatigue assessment for piping vibrations

  1. Measurement Goals

  2. Measurement equipment for piping vibrations

  3. Mounting options on piping

  4. Measurement locations in piping systems

  5. Operating conditions considerations

  6. Data settings and post-processing

  1. Crude transport pipe

  2. Previous solutions

  3. System analysis

  4. Problem solving

  5. Follow-up

  6. Solution verification

  7. Conclusions

  1. Course evaluation survey

  2. Your Personal Certificate

  3. Rate this course

  4. Related resources

  5. Follow up


After this course, you...

  • Have a basic understanding of different excitation mechanisms for piping systems,

  • Understand measurement techniques and data-processing steps,

  • Are able to use rules of thumb for piping systems at hand,

  • Can perform direct assessments techniques,

  • Are introduced to detailed mechanical analysis methods and its concepts,

  • Understand different mitigation techniques.

Who should attend this course

  • Those involved in assessing piping vibration issues,

  • People required to read and understand technical reports on vibration issues,

  • Engineers interested in understanding piping vibrations.

Prerequisites: Basic understanding of piping systems is beneficial.

Level: Intermediate

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 4 modules with a total of 2.5 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

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

  • completion of each module of the course,

  • filling in the Course Evaluation Survey.

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  • Video lectures,

  • Video demonstrations,

  • 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. Apart from quizzes the exercise files can be downloaded. These can include .pdf files with the exercise questions, software models or other file 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.

No software is used by participants for this course or will be distributed.

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.

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