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Practical Piping Design

This series of Practical Piping Design eLearning courses will teach you how to apply ASME’s B31.3 code, so you can have the knowledge to safely and properly design process piping systems.

Software isn’t the answer. You are.

Complying with standards to maintain reliability, prevent deterioration, control costs, and keep working environments safe is critical to any company. Engineers who enable this work environment are an invaluable asset to any company. But, what many engineers have discovered is reliance on software alone is not the answer. That’s where your knowledge of ASME’s B31.3 code and how to apply it are crucial.

*Special Introductory Offer*

Use the discount code PIP870 when you register and pay only $870 (list price $2,495) through June 2020


The Challenge

Over-reliance on software without a fundamental understanding of the underlying principles of engineering and how to apply them has become a common industry issue—one with potentially disastrous effects. If you’re using software to design a piping system, but don’t model and input the data correctly in the computer, the software may not know there’s a problem.


The Solution

ASME’s Practical Piping Design provides you with a thorough knowledge of the industry process piping standard, ASME’s B31.3 code, and how to apply it. With this training, you won’t have to rely on software to do the thinking for you.

By completing Practical Piping Design eLearning path, you will learn how to:

  • Read and interpret the B31.3 code
  • Safely design piping
  • Think critically through problems and make complex piping design decisions without the use of software
  • Use formulas and pressure/temperature tables to calculate complex design criteria

What makes our course different than others?


Case-based method of instruction

This provides you with real-life workplace situations, so you’ll be better able to integrate what you’ve learned.


Industry expert insight

The course developer doesn’t just know B31.3. He has 40+ years of industry experience working in petrochemical, chemical, power generation, and industrial facilities.


We are ASME

ASME has been defining piping safety since 1922 through publication of the B31.3 Process Piping Code. We are a widely known and respected organization dedicated to fostering innovation in the engineering community.

Here's how the course breaks down:

There are four self-paced eLearning courses featuring instructional videos, periodic knowledge checks, an embedded glossary of terms, and dynamic multimedia followed by a final exam. This includes a digital copy of ASME’s B31.3 code – a $550 value!

Module 1:

Loads, Design Criteria, and Hoop Stress

Module 2:

Case Studies (Part 1)

Module 3:

Modeling, Loads, and Support

Module 4:

Expansion Joints and Case Studies (Part 2)

Practical Piping Design

Final Exam
who should take

Who should take this course?

This course was designed for:

  • Early to mid-career mechanical engineers, designers, managers, inspectors, welders, and plant operations personnel at petroleum refineries and chemical, pharmaceutical, textile, paper, semiconductor, and cryogenic plants.
  • Anyone involved in piping design and others with an interest in learning more about B31.3 Code and piping design.

The Course Developer

Jim E. Meyer, P.E., has more than 40 years of experience in refining petrochemical, chemical, power generation, and industrial facilities. He is a member of ASME and has been involved in the ASME B31.1 and ASME B31.3 section committees for over 35 years. Mr. Meyer is currently chair of the ASME B31.3 Process Piping Section Committee, chair of the ASME B31 Standards Committee, and serves on the ASME Board on Pressure Technology Codes and Standards.

Special Introductory Offer

Use the discount code PIP870 when you register and pay only $870 (list price $2,495) through June 2020.

Why choose a course from ASME Learning & Development?

Since its inception, ASME has been working with experts to drive safety while supporting the advancements of new technologies. As you’ll see, we’ve taken all this experience and expertise and applied it to our ASME Learning & Development courses.

Immersive Learning on Your Schedule

Our unique course approach maximizes your learning experience. And because classes are on-demand, they’re available the very day you want to start. Then you decide – finish the course in one day or 90!

Learning Tools that Strengthen On-the-Job Performance

Interactive tools facilitate high integration of theory and application – the result helps you save time, money and increase manufacturing consistency.

Industry Expertise On Tap

Because we're ASME, we have broad access to world-renowned experts in a wide range of fields, covering topics that are most applicable to the latest innovative technologies. We combine technical expertise and our adult learning skill into a superior learning experience.

Team Training

ASME also has on-site courses and customized learning solutions that can be tailored to meet the needs of your team. Learn more by contacting

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