The stability and integrity of industrial piping systems are dependent upon the proper design, installation and maintenance of the pipe supports. Numerous photos of pipe support failures, and some pipe support successes are presented to illustrate what should exist, and the result when a pipe support deteriorates and fails.
This course provides examples of the primary pipe support design types in industrial facilities, such as rigid rods, sliding supports, guides, sway struts, snubbers, anchors, variable spring hangers and constant support hangers. Photos are shown of each type of support and the types of failures often observed, such as this shattered spring.
Guidelines for proper design to avoid the common failures are provided.
This course is intended for those who work in industrial facilities to make them aware of the types of damage they might observe when in a plant, and for those on the design side who work in piping engineering or interface with piping engineering to understand the importance of pipe supports, and the design constraints that need to be planned for from the beginning of design.
The Piping Engineering curriculum by Mr. May includes:
- Introduction to Piping Engineering
- Building Mechanical Integrity Into a Plant Design
- Life Cycle Mechanical Integrity of Piping Systems