Process plants, such as refineries and petrochemical plants, are complex facilities consisting of equipment, piping systems, instruments, electrical systems, electronics, computers, and control systems. The design, engineering, and construction of process plants involve a multidisciplinary team effort.
Plant layout and design of piping systems constitute a significant part of the design and engineering effort. The goal is to design safe and dependable processing facilities cost-effectively.
This course will provide you with practical knowledge and skills that you can immediately implement in your workplace. We will cover the fundamental principles and concepts used in process plant layout and piping design.
The course is composed of 12 modules, covering topics such as plant layout fundamentals and workflow procedures, terminology and symbols used in plant layout, plot plans, elevations and 3D models, principles of chemical process technology, piping and instrumentation diagrams, piping design and engineering principles, piping materials, specifications and piping codes, and the components of piping systems, including fittings, flanges and valves.
Module 1: Introduction to Process Plant Layout and Piping Design
Plant layout fundamentals
Procedures and workflow
Physical quantities and units
Module 2: Introduction to Chemical Processing Methods
Unit operations and unit processes
Process Flow Diagrams (PFDs)
Heating and cooling utilities used in process plants
Typical equipment specifications
Module 3: Equipment Used in Process Plants – I
Exchangers – Furnaces
Equipment foundations and supports
Module 4: Equipment Used in Process Plants – II (Documents)
Equipment data sheets
Equipment nozzle specifications
Equipment foundation drawings
Module 5: Plant Layout and Plot Plans
Plant layout specifications
Codes and safety considerations
Development of plot plans
Plot plan use by disciplines
Sample plot plans and equipment arrangement drawings
Layout case studies
Module 6: Piping Materials and Material Specifications
Classification of materials
Material specifications (ASTM)
Common piping materials
Material testing, inspection, and QA
Module 7: Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs) – I
Use of P&IDs by different disciplines
Information contained in P&IDs
Instruments and instrument symbols
Module 8: Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs) – II
Local control, DCS and PLC
Discussion of a sample P&ID
Control valve manifolds
Module 9: Plant Layout and Piping Design Documentation and Tools – I
Piping line lists
Module 10: Plant Layout and Piping Design Documentation and Tools – II
Piping isometrics and Bill of Materials
PFDs, plot plans, and P&IDs
Module 11: Fundamentals of Pipe and Pipe Fittings
Pipe dimensions and pipe representation
Use of pipe data tables
Pipe joining methods
Fitting dimensions and tables
Module 12: Piping System Components
Basics of flanges
Flange ratings and flange types
Flange data tables and their use
Different types of valves and their applications
Valve data tables
Supports, anchors and guides
To obtain a certificate of completion for EIT’s Professional Certificate of Competency course, students must achieve a 65% attendance rate at the live, online fortnightly webinars. Detailed summaries or notes can be submitted in lieu of attendance. In addition, students must obtain a mark of 60% in the set assignments which could take the form of written assignments and practical assignments. Students must also obtain a mark of 100% in quizzes. If a student does not achieve the required score, they will be given an opportunity to resubmit the assignment to obtain the required score.
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Nabeel Ashraf has over 20 years of experience in the area of Civil Construction Design and Mechanical Engineering.
You are expected to spend approximately 5-8 hours per week learning the course content. This includes attending fortnightly webinars that run for about 90 minutes to facilitate class discussion and allow you to ask questions. This professional development program is delivered online and has been designed to fit around full-time work. It will take three months to complete.
Registrations are open for our upcoming intakes. Please ensure you book your place at least one week before the start date of the program.
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The instructor was very knowledgeable. He did an EXCELLENT job with presenting all the material in the time available. I would recommend this course to all beginner engineers for power plant design.