Piping Design and Engineering is essential from basic underground piping system to chemical transfer and carrying other fluid. To equip students with skills, matching up with the requirement of the industry, Imech is offering certificate course in Piping Design and Engineering with PDMS and Stress Analysis. It is a full time course with duration of 45 days. Piping design course focuses on training the students on piping related designing, function and operations of the equipment’s involved in Piping Engineering. After completing of this piping design course candidate is fully skilled for working as piping design engineer in chemical plant, oil refinery, gas processing plant, petrochemical, pharmaceutical plant, textile, paper mills and Power plants.


20+ years of experience in the field with reputed international organisations


45 days


 Classroom based classes with full material, handouts, presentations etc.

 Real-Time Projects for better understanding

 Site Visits and Practical Demonstrations

 Internships and Job Placements


 Piping Design Engineering (includes Stress Analysis and CAESAR II) – Rs. 25,000/- + PDMS – Extra Rs. 10,000/-

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Piping Fundamentals

 ASME Codes & Standards

 Pipe Fittings



 Special Elements

 Mechanical/Process Equipments

 Flow Diagrams

 Piping Specifications

 Piping & Equipment Layout

 Piping Isometrics

 Piping Spools

 Pipe Supports

Pressure Design of Process Piping Systems & Pipelines

Hydraulic Design of Liquid Piping Systems & Pipelines


 Pipe Span Calculations

 Expansion Loops & Expansion Joints

 Layout Solutions for Weight, Thermal, & Wind Loads

 Sustained Loads

 Flexibility Analysis using Code Equations

 Occasional Loads 



Introduction and Overview of Piping & Pipeline.

Scope of ASME Codes & Standards
Introduction to ASME B 31.3 and Other Codes
Introduction to Piping Terminology

Piping Fundamentals

Piping Material Specification & Classification

Types of Pipe Fittings

Types of Flanges & Application

Types of Valves & Application

Types of Special Elements & Selection

Principles of Mechanical/Process Equipment’s
Static Equipment

Rotatory Equipment

Flow Diagrams
Flow Diagram Exercises

Piping Layout (Plot Plan & Piping GA Drawings)

Equipment Layout

Piping Isometrics
Piping Spools

Pipe Supports

Piping System Design

Piping stress Analysis

Detailed Syllabus

 Introduction & Over view of Pipeline & Piping

 Roles & Responsibilities of Piping Designer

 Roles & responsibilities of Piping designer

 Introduction to ASME B 32.3

Piping Terminology

Piping Fundamentals:

 Introduction to Process Plants

 Difference between Code and Standards

 Scope of Piping in Projects

 Plant Piping Systems and Transportation Pipelines

 Definition & Application of Pipe

 Difference between pipes and tubes

 Pipe Designators – NPS, IPS , NB, Pipe Wall Thickness & Schedule, Pipe Weights, Lengths,Grades, Ends

 Joining Method

 Methods of Manufacture

 Pipe Ratings

 Pipe Symbols

 ASTM Specifications of pipes.

Piping Fundamentals:

 PMS and its requirements

 Piping Specifications / Material Selection / P-T ratings / Valve Data / Branch table

 PMS Application/Use by various departments.

Types of Fittings:
  1. Butt Weld, Screwed & Socket Weld.
  2. Elbow – 90 degree (LR & SR), 45 degree, Reducing Elbow Elbow Representations on drawings
    Different views
    Drawing call outs.
  3. Pipe Bends
    Miter Bends, Miter types, Miter angle determination, Miter stress requirements,
    180 degree Return, Representations on drawings.
  4. Branch Connections – Weld Straight & Reducing Tee, Cross & Lateral
    Representations on drawings
    Drawing call outs.
  5. Reducers – Concentric & Eccentric
    Reducer Offsets Representations on drawings,
    Drawing call outs.
  6. Eccentric reducer applications
  7. Offset calculation
  8. Stub Ends
    Stub end types: Long, Short, Class A, Class B
    Representations on drawings,
    Application of Stub Ends.
  9. Fabricated Branch Connections – Stub In & Stub On
    Representations on drawings,
    Welding Minimums for Stub In
  10. Branch Reinforcements – Reinforcing Pad, Welding Saddle,
    Representations on drawings
    Drawing call outs.
  11. O let Fittings – Weldolets, Sockolets, Threadolets, Latrolets, Elbolets & Sweepolets, Nipolet, and
    Flageolet Representations on Drawings.
  12. Types of Couplings: Full coupling, Reducing coupling, Half coupling,
    Representations on drawings
    Drawing call outs.
  13. Weld Cap, Plug
    Representations on drawings
    Drawing call outs.
  14. Fitting Makeup – Dimensioning, Placement of Dimensions, Minimum Pipe length requirements
  15. Screwed & Socket Weld Fittings – Union, Plug, Coupling,
    Types of couplings,
    Coupling applications.
  16. Types of Swages Swage end configurations
    Swage applications
    Classes of Screwed & Socket.
Types of Flanges:

 Definition of Flange.

 Types of Flanges and Application, P-T. Ratings. – Forged Steel and Cast Iron Flanges.

 Flange Facings – Flat Face, Raised Face, RTJ, & Male – Female, Tongue & Groove.

 Flange Face Finish types, application.

 Weld Neck, Slip On, Threaded, Socket Weld, Lap-Joint, Reducing, Blind & Orifice Flanges.

 Flange considerations by a Piping Engineer and by Code. Bolt hole requirements.

 Bolts & Nuts types.

 Gaskets – Types, Thickness, selection requirements.

 Flange selection exercise.

Types of Valves:

 Definition of valve

 Valve Functions, P-T Ratings, Difference in Valve and flange Ratings, Valve Tag numbers,

 Locations & End Connections

 Valve Types – Gate, Globe, Ball, Check, Butterfly, Angle, PRV/PSV, Plug, Control Valve

 Diaphragm, Needle, Piston, Flush bottom, 3-Way, 4-Way, etc

 Control Valve Manifold: Types, Function, Layout types, Representation &

Requirements on flow

 Diagrams and Layouts

 Valve Operators

 Valve Data Sheet preparation and understanding

 Valve Trim

 Valve Selection

 Valve Layout Considerations

Types of Special Elements:


 Bellows/Expansion Joints.

 Rupture Disc

 Spectacle Blind.



 Steam Traps.

 Flame Arrestor.

 Vortex Breaker.

Principals of Mechanical Equipment:
Types of Mechanical & Process Equipment’s:
  1. Static:
    Horizontal Vessels
    Distillation columns,
    Storage Tanks
    Heat Exchanger & Re boiler
    Fired Heaters
    Cooling Towers.
Types of Mechanical & Process Equipment’s:
  1. Rotary:
  2. Vessel trim.
Types of Flow charts or Flow Diagrams:

 Block flow Diagrams-BFD,

 Process Flow Diagram – PFD

 Utility Flow Diagram- UFD

 Piping & Instrumentation Diagram – P & ID

 Line Numbering

 Line Number requirements

 Piping Tracing (Jacket Piping, Steam/Electric tracing)

 P& ID Requirements

 Line Designation table/ Line list creation from P & ID

 Print Reading Exercise

 Flow Diagram Exercises

 Symbols & Abbreviations

 Equipment vendor data/PDS

 Instrument Types & Symbols – Flow, Temp, Pressure & Level

 Instrument Hook-up Drawing

Piping Plot Plan Development & Piping GA Drawings:

 Layout Terminology & call outs

 Control Point & Plant north, Battery Limits

 Guidelines for Building layout types

 Piping GA Drawing Requirements and Layout Procedure

 Pipe routing requirements

 Pump GA Drawing and Layout Consideration

 GA – Print Reading Exercise

 Inputs (Drawings/Documents) for piping GA drawings

Equipment Plot Layout & EQUIPMENT GA Drawings:

 Layout Terminology & call outs

 Equipment Layout: Types, Guidelines for preparation based on type

 Guidelines for Building layout types

 Tank & Vessel Layout Consideration

 GA – Print Reading Exercise

Piping Isometrics:

 Isometric requirements

 Drawing Piping Isometrics

 Isometric Dimensions, Notes & Callouts

 Isometric Offsets

 Print Reading Exercises

 Exercises on Creation of Isometrics form Piping Plans and Sections

 Inputs (Drawings/Documents) for piping Isometric drawings

Piping Spools:


 Types of Spool Drawings

 Guidelines to Prepare Spool Drawings

 Print Reading Exercises

 Exercises on Creation of Piping Spool from Piping Isometrics

 MTO (Material Take Off): Types, and applications

Classification of Supports:
  1. Primary supports
  2. Secondary supports
  3. Rest supports
  4. Anchor supports
  5. Standard supports
  6. Standard support details required
  7. Non Standard supports/Special pipe supports(SPS)
  8. SPS requirements
  9. Anchors
  10. Pipe Guides
  11. Limit Stops
  12. Pipe Shoe
  13. Shoe Guides / Hold down guides
  14. Dummy Leg / Trunion
  15. Field Support / Base Support
  16. Rigid Hangers – Rod & Clevis, Trapeze
  17. Pick up supports
  18. Flexible/Spring supports – Variable & Constant
  19. Control valve manifold supports
  20. Piping support Engineer work procedure
  21. Pipe Rack Design – Types, Height & Width Calculations, Pipe Arrangements
  22. Control Station & Utility Station on Pipe Racks


Pressure Design of Process Piping Systems – ASME B 31.3:
  1. Scope of ASME B 31.3, B31.4 & B 31.8
  2. ASME B 31.3 Fluid Service Categories
  3. Design Pressure & Design Temperature for Piping Systems
  4. P-T Rating Determination of Flanges, Threaded & Socket Weld Fittings
  5. Pressure Design of Straight Pipe under Internal Pressure. – Wall thickness Calculations
  6. MDP – Maximum Design Pressure for Piping Systems
  7. Branch Reinforcements – Reinforcement Pad Calculations
  8. Pressure Design of Miter Bends – Single & Multiple Miters
  9. Pressure Design of Blanks
  10. Pipeline Wall thickness Calculations – B 31.4 / B 31.8
  11. MAOP – Maximum Allowable Operating Pressure for Pipelines
  12. Piping Material Selection per ASME Code
Pipe Stress Analysis:
  1. Objectives & Definition of Stress Analysis
  2. Piping Loads – Primary, Secondary, Sustained Loads, Occasional Loads, Static & Dynamic Loads
  3. Piping Stresses- Primary, Secondary
  4. Stresses acting in Pipe due to internal Pressure
  5. Stresses acting in Pipe due to pipe weight
  6. Critical Line List & its criteria
  7. Information Required for Stress Analysis
  8. Occasional Loads
  9. Wind Load
  10. Seismic Load
  11. Water Hammer Load
  12. Theories of Failure
  13. Requirements of ASME B 31.3 Code – Sustained Loads, Thermal Expansion & Occasional Loads