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Piping System Training Overview

Piping System Training is a course anyone in the piping system industry can use. This course provides real-world practical knowledge for junior engineers, is a good refresher course for senior engineers, and helps operations and maintenance supervisors, design and process engineers, and operators and maintenance personnel better understand how piping systems operate. This course provides the foundation of piping terminology, mathematics, and the underlying concepts and principles that determine the performance of individual piping system elements and the system as a whole. Piping System Training places an emphasis on understanding the relationship between components that make up the piping system.

This class is designed for developing core competencies and essential skill sets, giving you the ability to take what you've learned and apply it directly back on the job. We collaborate with leading companies to give you unrivaled training. Engineered Software has collaborated with Crane Co. to provide you with the most comprehensive training you can receive on piping systems.

Topics covered in this 2-day course include:

  • basic terminology, units, and physical laws that apply to fluid flow
  • understanding the role of tanks and vessels
  • centrifugal pump operation, importance of the pump curve, and power and operating cost calculations
  • head loss and pressure drop calculations for pipelines, valves, and fittings
  • control valve operation, classification, sizing, and selection
  • principles of process measurement and controls
  • types of processes and process equipment used in piping systems
  • types of piping systems, key concepts to understanding system operation, and how to troubleshoot piping system problems


Classes are from 8 AM - 5 PM with four 10-minute breaks and one hour for lunch. In-class exercises are provided so bring a calculator to test out your new skills.

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Class Outline

The objective of the Piping System Training course is to provide each attendee with a clear understanding of how each of the items in a fluid piping system is interrelated.

What is a Piping System?
Value of a Clear Picture of a Piping System
Understanding the Total Piping System

Terminology, Units, and Physical Laws
Fluid Properties
Flow Rate, Pressure, Head, and Head Loss
Physical Laws that Govern Fluid Flow

Tanks and Vessels
Types of Tanks and Vessels
Key Hydraulic Measurements
Measuring and Controlling Tank Level, Pressure, and Temperature
Common and Abnormal Tank Operations

Centrifugal Pumps
Major Pump Parts
Theory of Operation
Understanding the Pump Curve
Pump Power & Cost of Operation
Net Positive Suction Head and Cavitation
Pump Affinity Laws
Parallel and Series Pump Operation
Fluid Considerations
Pump Selection
Operating Pumps Properly

Pipeline Terminology
Head Loss Calculations
Head Loss for Series and Parallel Piping
Factors Affecting Head Loss
Pipe Sizing and Selection

Valves and Fittings
Purpose of Valves and Fittings
Valve and Fitting Losses
Hydraulic Performance of Valves and Fittings

Valve Applications
Cost of Valve Head Loss

Control Valves
Types of Control Valves
Control Valve Operation
Characteristic Curves
Control Valve Applications
ASME Ratings and ANSI Valve Classes
Cavitation, Choking, and Flashing
Sizing and Selecting Control Valves
Control Valve Equations

Process Measurement and Controls
Instruments Used to Measure Processes
The Typical Process Control Loop
The PID Controller and Controller Tuning
Control Schemes

Piping System Processes and Process Equipment
Types of Processes
Process Equipment
Hydraulic Performance of Equipment

The Total System
Types of Piping Systems
Key Concepts to Understand the System
Calculating Flow Between Two Pressure Sources
Series Piping
Parallel Piping
Branching Piping
The Siphon Effect
System Static and Dynamic Head
Visualizing Energy Addition and Losses
Troubleshooting Piping Systems

Who Should Attend

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Is this training right for me?

Piping System Fundamentals is a comprehensive course focusing on the whole system and the interaction of all its components. This course is designed for recent college graduates, mechanics, operators, consulting engineers and designers needing to obtain a clear picture of the operation of the total fluid piping system.  

Attendees come from a variety of fields and skill levels including but not limited to:

  • Design Engineers
  • Plant Engineers
  • Facility Managers
  • Maintenance Technicians
  • Mechanics
  • Building Owners
  • Plant Operators
  • Safety Engineers
  • Recent College Graduates
  • Pump Sales Representatives
  • Anyone who needs to select, specify, commission, install and/or maintain liquid piping systems and pipelines.


What's Included

CRANEs Technical Paper No. 410:

A copy of the most current CRANE Technical Paper No. 410 (TP410), the quintessential guide to understanding the flow of fluid through valves, pipes and fittings, enabling you to select the correct equipment for your piping system.

Piping System Fundamentals:
Piping System Fundamentals: The Complete Guide to Gaining a Clear Picture of Your Piping System
is an extensive look at the main conditions effecting the operation of a piping system, describing the interaction between pumps, compressors, pipelines, control valves, and other components.

Comprehensive Course Workbook:
To maximize the value of your learning experience during and after the training course, your extensive course manual has been designed with many useful guidelines and key points of information covered in the course.

You'll find this manual to be an excellent resource for retrieving concepts taught during the seminar and applying them back on the job.

1.6 Continuing Education Credits:
1.6 Continuing Educational Units (CEU) or 16 Professional Development Hours will be awarded to course participants.

Course Certificate:
At the conclusion of the training course, you will be awarded an attractive Certificate of Completion with course content description included for confirmation of your continued education credits.