Piping Materials


Outstanding Features

Appropriate material selection is the cornerstone of pressure equipment and piping design, operation and maintenance. The mechanical integrity, safety, and cost-effective operation of plants depend on the in-service performance of the materials of construction throughout the plant life cycle. This 5 day course provides practical understanding of engineering materials, guidance on the methods, best industry practices, code requirements, and least life cycle costs over the entire plant life.

Course Overview

The Course addresses four key areas across the five days. It starts with the fundamentals of the components of piping, including pipes, fittings, flanges, valves, and other components and then moves onto piping materials. Once there is an understanding of the fundamentals, we begin to look at the key considerations for piping design and construction. Emphasis will be placed on proper material selection and specification of piping systems. Codes and standards for design, materials, fabrication, erection, test and inspection of piping systems will be covered in detail.

Target Audience

Piping engineers who are intended to be involved in engineering and design of process plant piping design in consulting companies as well as develop, operate and maintain in process industries.

You Will Learn How to

Identify the Piping Elements used in piping such as Pipe, Pipe Fittings, Branch connection, Flanges, Gasket, and Bolting
Identify special items
Recognize the types of materials (Metal, Non-Metal)
Explain the basics of piping material specification
Measure Pipe Thickness Calculation
Distinguish different valves; types, application, materials, sizes, classes, code and standards, selection criteria
Develop and maintain data sheets for process and utility valves
Develop Piping Material Requisitions
Review offers from vendors and create a technical bid evaluation
After placement of a purchase order, review and approve documentation from vendors related to piping component
Apply Codes and Standards used
Use Inspection and Testing requirements


Piping Components Material Selection Diagrams and TablePiping Class and Piping Material SpecificationWall Thickness CalculationCodes and Standards

Course Details

Day 1


Introduction to Process Plants and Industries
Interconnection of Piping Engineering Design Discipline with Other Engineering Disciplines
Piping Material Engineer Responsibility Through Various Phases of Project

Piping Elements

Pipes: Classification, Materials, Code and Standards, Selection Criteria
Fittings: Classification, Materials, Code and Standards, Selection Criteria
Flanges: Classification, Materials, Code and Standards, Selection Criteria
Valves: Classification, Materials, Code and Standards, Selection Criteria
Special Items: Classification, Materials, Code and Standards, Selection Criteria

Day 2

Engineering Materials

Types of Material (Metal & Non Metal)
Material Selection Criteria based on Different Parameters
Codes and Standards

Day 3

Preparation of PMS

Review of Material Selection Diagrams and Table
Process Service Summary
Design Conditions
Pipe Wall Thickness Calculation
Branch Connection Tables

Day 4


Material Take Off and Consolidation
Material Requisition & Vendor Offer Evaluation
TQ & Technical Bid Evaluation
Purchase Order Preparation

Day 5

Case Study: Step by Step Preparation of Piping Material Specification

Course Length

5 Days

Course Director

Mohammed Rafiq Vajid Ali


Upon completion, you will receive a Worley Academy Certificate of Completion.

Course Schedule

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