In Process Piping - Materials, you'll learn ...
- Selection criteria for piping materials covering service life, temperature, pressure and corrosion considerations
- Commonly used standards for pipe and fittings
- The impact of carbon content and alloying elements on strength, hardness, ductility, machinability, and weldability
- The five different classes of stainless steel and their metallurgical characteristics
- Piping materials for special applications, such as high temperature, low temperature, cryogenic, stress-corrosion cracking and sour service
Credit: 6 PDH
Length: 94 pages
Pipe materials are selected on the basis of service requirements - most important being the strength and the corrosion resistance. In making a choice, it is necessary to know what materials are available and to what extent they are suited to the specific application. The decision is quite involved and the choice is significantly affected by the environment and the intended use.
This 6 hr. course provides fundamental knowledge of the design and selection of process piping materials. It covers the guidance on the applicable codes and materials. It gives the pertinent information of the most common ASME/ASTM codes and material standards highlighting the applications these are suited for.
This course is Part 2 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.
Upcoming start dates
- Self-paced Online
Who should attend?
Certificate of Completion
You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 30 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.
This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:
- The most common types of base materials used in the process industries
- Selection criteria for piping materials
- Physical characteristics of piping materials required to prevent failures resulting from environment, normal operation time exposure and upset conditions
- The most commonly used ASTM material designation standards for Carbon Steel, Stainless Steel, Alloy Steels, Duplex Steel and other Non-Ferrous materials
- Specific considerations to piping selection for extreme high and cold temperatures
- Specific considerations for the hydrocarbon industry and the piping selection issues in mitigating the effects of CO2 corrosion, Hydrogen exposure, Sulfides and Sulfurous Gases, Halogenation Environments, Carburizing, Nitriding, Sulfur, Amine, Caustic and Chloride environment
- Various types of plastic pipe materials such as polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and High density polyethylene (HDPE)
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