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Process Piping - Joints

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119.80 USD
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Course description

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In Process Piping - Joints, Fittings and Valves, you'll learn ...

  • The various types of pipe joints and fittings
  • Advantages and disadvantages of butt welding vs. socket welding vs. threaded connections
  • Types of pipe flanges and flange facings
  • Selection criteria for different types of gaskets, bolts and fasteners
  • Characteristics, ratings, advantages and disadvantages of commonly used valves


Credit: 4 PDH

Length: 74 pages

A piping system has a lot of components such as fittings, flanges, gaskets, bolts, valves and various special items. Although they make look simple, these elements are critical to piping integrity and plant safety.

There are specific code requirements that describe the dimensional tolerances, materials, pressure rating of the piping components and also describe when it is permissible to use threads or when welding must be used for joint connections.

This course is Part 3 of a 9-part series that covers the entire gamut of piping engineering in an easy-to-learn format. Each course in the series is stand-alone. Feel free to jump back and forth through the courses depending on your own knowledge and experience and your current needs. However, it is suggested that you complete the series in sequential order if you have limited knowledge of piping systems.

This course is intended for mechanical engineers, chemical engineers, piping engineers, control systems engineers, as well as civil, structural and electrical engineers who have a need or a desire to know more about piping components and systems. No prerequisite knowledge of the subject is required.

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Certificate of Completion

You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 26 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.

Training content

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • The purpose of pipe fittings
  • The difference between various fittings: bends, elbow, tees, reducer, nipple, coupling, union, flange, bushing, plug, and cap
  • The advantages of thread-o-lets, weld-o-lets, and sock-olets
  • Various types of jointing methods used for piping –and the advantages and disadvantages of each joint type
  • Why different jointing methods are selected for specific applications
  • The function of special elements such as strainers, traps and expansion joints
  • Types of flanges – applications and ratings
  • Types of flange securing bolts and the tightening sequence of torque
  • The correct application of gaskets and bolts
  • The application of different types of valves in a piping system


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