After participating in the seminar, you will be able to:
increase your awareness of pipe system codes, standards, design and operation
discover the fundamentals of pipe flow and pressure drop
appreciate the basic features of pipe system design
develop a fundamental understanding of the components integral with, and equipment connected to,
appreciate the differences of pipe systems in various types of service
apply an understanding of the inspection and maintenance practices associated with pipe systems
Reliable, safe, compliant and economic pipe systems are essential if production requirements of process industries and other facilities are to be achieved. Although the piping system may extend through many plant or facility areas and convey fluids in different forms, pipes are nevertheless as important as any single piece of production related equipment. This fact is often overlooked.
This course will:
Look at the standards, codes and regulations associated with pipe system design and operation.
Outline the load considerations and design aspects of pipe systems.
Provide information on the various types of fittings, valves, insulation and pipe support methods.
Examine flow losses associated with both compressible and incompressible fluids.
Provide an overview of water, steam, hydraulic, gas, refrigeration, chemical & refinery and fire protection
Provide an overview of associated equipment (pumps, compressors, heat exchangers, storage vessels,
Discuss inspection and maintenance practices of pipe systems.
Throughout the course consideration will be given to the economic aspects of pipe systems. The course will also contain several exercises that will assist in the understanding of much of the information presented.
As part of this course, a workshop will be held on the development of justifiable, cost effective preventive maintenance activities for pipe systems. This workshop will enable attendees to develop a list of preventive maintenance activities that can be applied to their own facilities.
To provide an understanding of the fundamentals of a cost efficient pipe systems including pipe flow, pipe fixtures and associated equipment.
Who Should Attend
Plant and facilities managers, engineers, technicians and supervisors who need to be familiar with the fundamentals associated with pipe system; Plant and facilities operations personnel; Managers, engineers, technicians and supervisors responsible for plants and facilities containing pipe systems. Stationary engineers; Consultants and contractors whose work involves pipe systems.
Personnel in the food, chemical, petrochemical, pulp and paper, pharmaceutical, water utility and energy industries will find this course of particular interest.
Faculty: Alan Powell M. Sc., P. Eng.
8:00 Welcome, Introduction, Seminar Preview, Learning Outcomes and the Assessment Method
Pipe uses and designations
Inspection and Maintenance of Pipe Systems
Erosion and corrosion
Development of preventive maintenance activities associated with piping and all components that may exist in a pipe system. This workshop will enable attendees to select those components specific to their own facilities and apply them according to their own piping systems.
4:00 Questions and Answers and Feedback to Participants on Achievement of Learning Outcomes
4:20 Summary and Final Adjournment
Daily Schedule: 8:00 Registration and coffee (Day I only) 8:30 Session begins 12:00 Lunch 4:30 Adjournment
There will be a one-hour lunch break each day in addition to a refreshment and networking break during each morning and afternoon session.
A program director with EPIC (Educational Program Innovations Center), Mr. Alan Powell has over 30 years of experience in the maintenance of industrial facilities. He immigrated to Canada after graduating with an MSc degree in engineering from the University of Manchester in England. During his career, Mr. Powell has developed maintenance programs, introduced significant maintenance cost-saving concepts, and managed a process to revise preventive maintenance programs in many large facilities. He has authored several papers on maintenance, which he has presented at national and international conferences.
Gabriel Zavala, C.E.T. | Drafting, Propak Systems Ltd
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Darren Richardson | Technical Specialist, SNC-Lavalin
Alan Powell made the course information interesting and maintained a degree of informality, all of which made the the course all the better.
Alan Powell uses a lot of examples from his work to illustrate the theory.
Dexter Woo | Plant Technologist
Alan Powell was a very good instructor, has a vast knowledge of the subject and presented it well.
David Done | Technical & Maintenance Supervisor, Ceda-Reactor Ltd
Alan Powell was an excellent speaker. Appreciated the way he presented the material in a practical manner with practical perspective. (Also the side stories & logic problems were amusing)
Lyndsay Ramstead | Plant Engineer
Alan Powell was engaging and was open to discussing areas I had additional questions about.
Meredith Illman | Senior Process Engineer, Abitibi Bowater
Alan Powell was friendly & made the atmosphere "safe" to speak up in.
Rob Gillis | Stantec Consulting
Alan spoke clearly and answered questions thoroughly and professionally.
Mitch Kolbeck | Mech. EIT
Alan spoke very well. He was easy to understand and be engaged with.
Alan was able to keep the presentation interesting and presented the material with a good balance of theroy and practical application to provide an understanding of what the underlying principles are and how they affect operations in a real-world environm
Alan was helpful all the time; very knowledgeable and explained concepts very well
Lina Mustafa | Field Engineer
Alan was knowledgeable on the subject matter.
Alan was very good. He was enthusiastic and knowledgeable. He kept the classes attention, and broke up the material with short stories.
Allan is very good.
Agustin Bastardo | Business Imp. Coordinator, Shell
Allan Powell is a great speaker and I enjoy the course.
David Oliver | Division Manager, Ceda-Reactor Ltd
Allan Powell was very professional and the course was very well laid out. He was a pleasure to teach our class
Daniel R. Walsh | Contractor, DJS Energy & Consulting Ltd
Effective delivery, enjoyed this course. Speaker knows material and answers questions well. Very good, mixture of slides, sketches and videos.
John Federok | B ENg(Civil), M ENg (structural), senior management experience
Enoch Wuraola | Civil/Structural Engineer, Shell Canada Energy
Tanya McTavish | Inside Sales, National Process Equipment
Excellent orator, and very knowledgeable in the field.
EPIC programs can also be delivered on-site at your premises. For more information on our on-site program, please contact Tim Chugh at 1-888-374-2338 ext. 242 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration covers all program materials, refreshments during breaks and lunch but excludes accommodation. For organizations sending more than one participant, the following discounts to the course fee apply: 10% discount to the second, 15% to the third, 20% to the fourth and 25% to the fifth and subsequent registrations. Group discount cannot be applied with any other discounts or promotions.
Cancellations, Withdrawals and Refunds
To withdraw from a course, you must send your request in writing with the official receipt to our office:
Fifteen or more business days in advance: full refund less $100.00 administration charge.
Five to fourteen business days in advance: non-refundable credit of equal value for any future EPIC seminar within one year. Credits are transferable within your organization.
In case of an unexpected event occurring after this time, you may send someone else to take your place without any additional cost. If a speaker is not available due to unforeseen circumstances, another speaker of equal ability will be substituted. EPIC reserves the right to cancel or change the date or location of its events. EPIC's responsibility will, under no circumstances, exceed the amount of the fee collected.
EPIC is not responsible for the purchase of non-refundable travel arrangements or accommodation or any associated cancellation/change fees.
To avoid any fees or charges, please call to confirm that the course is running before confirming travel arrangements and accommodations.
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After September 20, 2013 the fee increases to
$1,965 + taxes.