Pipe Supporting: a Practical Guide

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1 hour 50 min

Mike Lureman

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Course Objective
"To provide those starting in the world of piping design and installation with a practical overview of pipe supporting."

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   1hr 50min


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Pipes are supported on a variety of different types of supports, from springs and rods to those with pipe shoes or lying directly on the supporting structure. Next to supporting the weight of the pipe, pipe supports also have functions such as limiting nozzle loads, allowing thermal expansion, and absorbing a blast load. Often many supports can theoretically accommodate the same loads, but which of these is preferred when the practical aspects of maintenance, installation, and operation come into play?

In this course the instructor will first take the participant through the different types of pipe supports; how they are typically constructed, and how restraining functions in different directions such as a guide or stop function can be made. The attention then moves on to explain support philosophies for different types of piping systems and the maintenance aspects that designers should consider.  

This course contains video content together with quizzes to reinforce the learning outcomes. Within an exercise, participants have the chance to compare pipe supporting choices and then see the solution explained by the instructor.

You receive 1-year unlimited access to the course. This allows you to perform modules again, should you need to refresh your knowledge for your work projects.

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Meet your instructor

Instructor Mike Lureman

Mike Lureman

Former Senior Mechanical Engineer    

Plant Layout Design, Mechanical Engineering, Piping

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Program & Details

    1. Welcome to the course

    2. Your instructor

    3. How to use this course

    4. Personal Certificate requirements

    1. The need for Pipe Supports

    2. Support for Weight (vertical loading)

    3. Horizontal Loading

    4. Restraining Upwards Motion

    5. Axial Loading

    6. Supporting Vertical piping

    7. Hangers

    8. U-bolts

    1. Symbols for Pipe Supports

    2. Supports are part of a System

    3. Sleepers

    4. Pipe Racks

    5. Expansion Loops

    6. Supporting on a Vessel

    1. Friction

    2. Corrosion and Wear

    3. Pipe Saddles and Reinforcing Pads

    4. Small Bore Piping

    5. Insulated Pipe

    6. High Temperature Piping

    Overview of when to use which support?

    1. Multiple choice quiz

    2. Exercise where participants evaluate pipe supporting options

    1. Congratulations

    2. Course evaluation survey

    3. Your Personal Certificate


    After this course, you...

    • have seen all the support types typically used in piping systems

    • are able to understand the different pipe supporting solutions; being able to explain their characteristics and typical applications

    • are familiar with the structural, operational, and maintenance considerations relevant to pipe supporting.

    • can identify support requirements for a specific piping system

    • can use guidelines to design appropriate supporting for piping systems.

    Who should attend this course

    • Beginner and intermediate piping designers.

    • Those starting out in pipe stress analysis

    • Those interested to hear about pipe supporting from a more practical perspective


    • There are no prerequisites for this course.

    Level: Foundation 

    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 based on video content, quizzes and a case study exercise. Both the videos and exercises can be viewed as many times as desired. The video lectures help you to grasp the important technical concepts. In the exercise and quizzes you will have the chance to put your freshly gained knowledge to work. The answers to the exercise is explained in an instruction video.

    This course is self-paced and is not subject to specific dates. The course contains a total of 1 hour and 50 minutes 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 content. This allows you to perform modules again whenever you want to refresh knowledge for your daily work projects.

    A personal digital certificate will be made available to each participant upon full attendance.

    Example Certificate:


    • Video lectures

    • Quiz

    • Exercise instructions & explainer videos

    The training material is not available for download, but can be accessed directly with your account on the EngineeringTrainer 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.

    We encourage participants to submit feedback and questions. 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 content.

    No technical software is used in this course.

    If your computer and internet connection are able to play videos on YouTube you will be able to participate in this 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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