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Design and Operation of Piping Systems

TÜV Rheinland Industrial Services, In Teesside (+1 locations)
2 days
1,460 GBP excl. VAT
Next course start
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2 days
1,460 GBP excl. VAT
Next course start
1 October, 2024 See details
Course delivery
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Course description

Design and Operation of Piping Systems

This course explains why it is necessary to pay attention to piping systems at all stages throughout their life to prevent loss of containment and maintain a licence to operate.

The course covers the main topics relating to design and safe operation of piping systems which include:

  • Code compliance
  • Layout
  • Routing
  • Flexibility analysis
  • Supporting
  • Testing
  •  Commissioning

Topics are covered by discussion, case studies of real incidents and syndicate exercises. It is expected that participants of this course will have gained some knowledge of the subject, either by experience or by attendance on the appropriate courses.

This course will identify the principles and methods of piping design together with the considerations to be taken into account for layout and routing, testing, commissioning and safe operation of piping systems. You will gain an increased understanding of the causes of piping failures and how to resolve the problems that can occur.

Upcoming start dates

1 start date available

1 October, 2024

  • Classroom
  • Teesside
  • English

Suitability - Who should attend?

This course is aimed at anyone who is involved in design, construction, inspection, operation or maintenance who needs a design appreciation or to be aware of safer piping practices.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

On completion you should be able to:

  • Manage the safe operation, maintenance and commissioning of piping systems
  • Improve business productivity by reduced maintenance and capital costs
  • Recognise the need for, and the importance of, design codes and registration of critical piping systems
  • Have an awareness of the technical aspects of piping that must be considered when designing, constructing, modifying or maintaining piping systems, highlighting the need to control modifications
  • Identify the modes of failure of piping systems due to inadequate design, flexibility, supporting or routing

Training Course Content

This Design and Operation of Piping Systems course covers the following areas:

  • Overview of design codes
  • Information required for design
  • Pressure design
  • Thermal design
  • Expansion joints - bellows
  • Layout and routing
  • Pipe supporting
  • Layout and routing exercise
  • Special considerations (small-bore piping, dead legs, injection points)
  • Piping in-service inspection
  • NDT and pressure testing
  • Commissioning
  • Operation and maintenance
  • Dynamics


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30 Apr 2015
Would recommend

Would recommend this course to other engineers / designers.

30 Apr 2015
Well done

Well designed and presented.

30 Apr 2015

Very good refresher course and picked up useful new information.


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TÜV Rheinland Industrial Services
Belasis Business Park, Pavilion 9
9 Byland Way
TS23 4EB Billingham, Teesside

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