About this Course

The piping system is important to all plant operations. Because it looks very simple it is sometimes overlooked. However, if the piping system does not operate properly a plant will shutdown. It is very important that the trainee understands what a piping system does. An operator must ensure that the equipment is installed, maintained and operated correctly.


Every plant has large and small piping systems. These systems have many different uses in a plant. All fluids and gases in a plant are moved from place to place in piping systems. The piping system includes pipe, pipe fittings to control the direction of flow and valves to control the amount of flow.


The piping systems in a plant carry hot and cold water, crude oil, refined products, chemicals, gases and other fluids at many different temperatures, pressures, and flow rates. All parts of a piping system must be properly inspected and maintained. The loss of a single piping system in one part of a plant may cause the shutdown of processes in the plant. It is very important that the trainee operator understands the operation and maintenance of the piping systems.



Course Objectives


Upon completion of the course the trainees will be able to understand, describe and discuss the following: 

  • Introductory Piping                                                                                                                 
  • Piping Sizes                                                                                                                             
  • Pipe Coding                                                                                                                             
  • Metal Piping                                                                                                                           
  • Corrosion                                                                                                                                 
  • Electrochemical Corrosion                                                                                                     
  • Corrosion Protection                                                                                                               
  • Internal Corrosion                                                                                                                   
  • Pipeline Safety                                                                                                                       
  • Tubing                                                                                                                                     
  • Uses of Tubing                                                                                                                       
  • Connecting Tubing                                                                                                                 
  • Piping Insulation                                                                                                                     
  • Pipe Supports                                                                                                                         
  • Piperacks                                                                                                                                 
  • Pipe Hangers
Course CodeUNN/OC/0043
Course Start DateStarted
Course Duration3 Months
Dedication4 Hours per week
Number of Modules4
LevelLevel 3
School offering courseUNN Online School of Oil and Gas
Video/Audio MediaNone
Course Fee350000.00

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