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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 a valuable 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.

Leveraging ASME’s deep history with the B31 Code, we have built the Practical Piping Design learning path with a focus on the complex decision making and critical thinking required to safely and properly design piping through applied learning in real-world situations.

Practical Piping Design

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Practical Piping Design Course


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PIP206 – Single Course

Earn up to 1.00 CEU or 10.00 PDHs

Use promo code 21PIP at checkout



B31.3 Professional Package


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Full suite of Practical Piping Design and ASME B31.3 Process Piping courses – enables you to become professional grade

  • PIP206 - Single Course
  • ZABC15 – Essentials – B31.3 Process Piping Code
  • VCPD643 - B31.3 Process Piping Code (Virtual Classroom)
Earn up to 4.00 CEU or 42.00 PDHs
Use promo code 21PIPC at checkout

Why take these courses?

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 the Practical Piping Design eLearning series, 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

Who should take these courses?

  • Early to mid-career mechanical engineers, designers, managers, inspectors, welders, and plant operations personnel at petroleum refineries and chemical, pharmaceutical, textile, paper, semiconductor, cryogenic plants, and more.
  • Engineers, managers and quality personnel who are involved in the design, manufacturing, fabrication and examination of process piping that is being built to the requirements of U.S. Codes & Standards.
  • Anyone who wants an introduction to and a better understanding of the B31.3 Process Piping Code.
  • Anyone involved in piping design and others with an interest in learning more about B31.3 Code and piping design.

Here's how the courses break down:

Practical Piping Design (PIP206) is comprised of four self-paced eLearning courses featuring instructional videos, periodic knowledge checks, an embedded glossary of terms, and dynamic multimedia followed by a final exam.

Essentials - B31.3 Process Piping Code (ZABC15) introduces the B31.3 Process Piping Code and how to apply it. It explains how piping systems function and what the Code requirements are for various types of installations.

B31.3 Process Piping Code (VCPD643 Virtual Classroom) covers the requirements of B31.3 for design, analysis, materials, fabrication, testing and inspection of process piping systems.

You will learn:

  • B31.3 organization & scope
  • The B31.3 requirements for design
  • The material requirements
  • The requirements for fabrication, assembly, inspection, examination, testing, and special types of piping
  • The conditions and criteria for using different types of piping

On completion of this series, you will be able to:

  • Identify the responsibilities of personnel involved in the design, fabrication, assembly, erection, examination, inspection, and testing of process piping
  • Describe the scope and technical requirements of the ASME B31.3 Code
  • Apply and implement the quality requirements that are defined in the ASME B31.3 Code
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