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167-Pipe Support Failures

By: Gerald H. May, PE

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Course Objective

This continuing education course is written specifically for professional engineers with the objective of relating to and enhancing the practice of engineering.

Course Description

167-Pipe Support Failures

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.

Broken 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
167-Pipe Support Failures
Michael L Miller
11/20/2017
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Great introduction to different pipe supports.
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167-Pipe Support Failures
Tim Hays
02/22/2017
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Good course and review of what to look for in pipe support failures
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Pipe Support Failures
John Oberlies Jr
08/16/2016
Verified Buyer
The course was good with a lot of pictures of typical failures. I did think that perhaps a second example of the use of Hanger Selection Table might have been useful. Perhaps one that did not fit the table so well.
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Pipe Support Failures
Karen
08/12/2016
Verified Buyer
Overall this course was a good overview of pipe supports and common failure conditions. There is some assumption that the reader is familiar with pipe support terminology. A basic intro or glossary to provide reference to the reader regarding the terms used in the course would be helpful.
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anonymous
08/31/2015
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Generally good and fairly comprehensive. Variable spring can section could be improved.
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anonymous
06/16/2015
Interesting course. Some questions could be a little clearer.
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John McKinnon
05/29/2015
Parts of the document were unclear, making it difficult to understand and correctly answer the test questions. Also, at least one question could have had a choice of two correct answers, resulting in my receiving a lower score as I did not choose the author's answer.
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anonymous
05/22/2015
Design philosophy was thoroughly covered. Technical details were only briefly addressed.
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William Britt
01/29/2015
Pictures were worth the price of the course and although the course is written for pipe designers and stress analysts other disciplines might get lost but still good information even for inspectors. Very broad subject but well defined.
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Very Informative course especially on failures
russ johnson
12/31/2014
Update the support table be be readable. I made a comment and did receive a readable table. Thanks
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anonymous
12/29/2014
The spring load tables were impossible to read making it very difficult to answer on of the test questions. The tables should be revised or the questions should be eleiminated.
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So So
12/22/2014
The graphic in Section 5.1 is totally illegible. So there is no way to get 100% on the test. Other than that, it is good information.
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Frank Morganti
07/19/2014
1. Very good course.

2. The table on page 20 is not usable/readable, but can be found online at http://basicpsa.com/products/variable-spring-hangers/.

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Pipe Support Failures for beginners
Alan
04/19/2014
Would have liked to seen more discussion of failures of pipe hanger connections at ceilings connection.

Section 5.1 table is barely legible.

Would appreciate discussion about smaller conduit and pipe as well, i.e. electrical conduit and storm pipe. Perhaps this deserves a separate course.

Overall not that bad.
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Price: $90.00
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Course Code: 100202-03
Course PDH Hours: 4
Engineering Course Approvals
  • This course is accepted for engineering continuing education credit in all states.
  • Ohio rules allow only 6-hours of unsupervised online courses such as this course per license renewal period

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Other Courses by Gerald H. May, PE

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052-Introduction to Piping Engineering
(4.7) 43 Reviews
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