SAICHE-382: Design of Piping Systems

Provider: Engineers for Africa (John Broli)

Credits: 2

Valid from: 01/09/2020 - 31/08/2023 

Hours: 20

Type: Course

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About the course:

This new Course covers an interesting range of pipe selection details and presents various piping system types for a range of industries and applications. This information packed course enables those involved in design, projects and plant operations to assess the design requirements of various pipeline systems for a range of services from water to highly corrosive systems and judge the materials suitable for each application. The range of services is also considered from the perspective of pressure pipe services, steam services and special installation design details – thus achieving more cost-efficient and effective complete engineering designs aligned with each process requirement.

The piping systems are also analysed through special systems, scoping, information and risk analytical methods. Each of the main materials types that can be applied in piping designs are addressed in turn. Steels, Stainless Steels and Exotic Steels, Thermoplastics and Thermosets (Fibreglass), and Steel Plastic-lined Piping are the main materials groupings evaluated. Applicable standards are addressed for each material and the critical variables in total design are fully addressed. Pressure Piping is also addressed in a special sub-section. Hazardous Processes are discussed and attendees are introduced to the relevant design standards for hazardous products.

The final summary is prepared as a series of DESIGN STAGES OR STEPS in a master chart with control checklists and the appropriate design limitations are discussed and finalized. Interesting and unusual case studies are also presented.


A range of competencies are enhanced including use of engineering design and contextual judgement, developing knowledge and variable-based engineering problem-solving, and other key design practices. The main objective is to widen knowledge of the materials choices in design of piping and enable engineers to do the first level, or basic design of piping before procuring the final detailed design from professional specialist piping engineers or pipe design consultants.

Economic benefits are achieved through the evaluation of different materials and assessing the most effective materials for the given process variables, service needs and potential hazards. 

VENUE: All of SADC, as the Course is digital and on-line. Live-course and run at office or at home workshops provides the ideal mix of course contents.