Fundamentals of Process Plant Layout and Piping Design

THE WORKSHOP

Process plants, such as refineries and petrochemical plants, are complex facilities consisting of equipment, piping systems, instruments, electrical systems, electronics, computers, and control systems. The design, engineering and construction of process plants involve a multidisciplinary team effort. Plant layout and design of piping systems constitute a major part of the design and engineering effort. The objective is to design safe and dependable processing facilities in a cost effective manner. The fact is that there are few formal training programs with a focus on plant layout and design of piping systems. Therefore, most of the required skills are acquired while on the job, reducing productivity and efficiency.

This workshop will cover the fundamental principles and concepts used in process plant layout and piping design. Upon completion of this workshop the attendees will have a clear understanding of the design and engineering principles used in plant layout and piping design. The outcome will be a work force with the required skills and faster learning curves with minimal on the job training. This will increase productivity and shorten engineering and construction schedules. The process plants will get on stream quicker and operate with increased safety and reliability, satisfying the needs of the client.

WHAT IS INCLUDED?

  • Receive a certificate of attendance in support of your continuing professional commitment
  • All workshops include the associated hardcopy technical manual
  • Printed workshop handouts
  • Lunch and refreshments
  • Interact and network with workshop attendees and experienced instructors
  • Practical, industry driven content to assist you in your continuing professional development (CPD)
  • Attendees automatically become IDC subscribers and receive exclusive deals and technical content every month

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This workshop is designed for personnel who want to understand the design and engineering principles involved in process plant layout and piping design. Those who will benefit the most from this workshop include the following:

  • Consulting engineers
  • Chemical (process) engineers
  • Designers and engineers involved in instrumentation and control of process plants
  • Electrical designers and engineers
  • Equipment designers and engineers
  • Mechanical engineers
  • Personnel from EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) companies
  • Personnel providing CAD support for plant layout and piping design
  • Piping designers and piping engineers
  • Plant maintenance personnel
  • Project engineers
  • Structural designers and engineers

CONTENT SUMMARY

INTRODUCTION TO PROCESS PLANT LAYOUT AND PIPING DESIGN

  • Plant layout fundamentals
  • Procedures and workflow
  • Physical quantities, units and trigonometry

INTRODUCTION TO CHEMICAL PROCESSING METHODS

  • Unit operations and unit processes
  • Process Flow Diagrams (PFDs)
  • Utilities

EQUIPMENT USED IN PROCESS PLANTS

  • Process equipment – reactors, towers, exchangers, vessels
  • Mechanical equipment – pumps, compressors, turbines
  • Equipment drawings, nozzle specifications, vendor drawings
  • Equipment foundations and supports

PLANT LAYOUT AND PLOT PLANS

  • Plant layout specifications
  • Codes
  • Safety considerations
  • Plot plans
  • Equipment arrangement drawings

PROCESS AND INSTRUMENTATION DIAGRAMS (P&IDS)

  • Instruments and instrument symbols
  • Control valve manifolds
  • Metre runs

PLANT LAYOUT AND PIPING DESIGN DOCUMENTATION AND TOOLS

  • Line lists
  • Equipment lists
  • Bill of materials
  • P&IDs
  • Piping isometrics
  • 3D models
  • Piping specifications
  • Piping codes

FUNDAMENTALS OF PIPE

  • Pipe dimensions
  • Pipe data
  • Pipe joining methods
  • Pipe representation
  • Common abbreviations

PIPING SYSTEM COMPONENTS

  • Fittings – elbows, tees, reducers, end caps
  • Fitting makeup and dimensions
  • Flanges
  • Valves
  • Pipe racks
  • Pipe supports
  • Anchors and guides

PIPE ROUTING

  • Piping isometrics
  • Piping plans, sections, elevations
  • 3D representation

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