ICTD International Centre for Training and Development

Technology of Pipeline Design, Pipe Supports, Shoes, Guides and Anchors Design and Drafting

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About the course

Compliance with ANSI code requirements for design and Construction is needed to assure the safety petroleum refinery and chemical plant piping. The designer, fabricator, supplier, erector, examiner, and inspector’s understanding and application of these requirements is essential in producing this desired safety. Also since the plant owner has overall responsibility for compliance with ANSI B31.3, he must likewise have an overall understanding of the intention and limitations imposed by code. This course provides a background and ANSI code guidance on design, materials, stress analysis, and practical methods and trends in piping and pipe supports design and stress Analysis and construction

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, the delegates will be able to:

  • Understand the overview and definitions of piping and piping codes
  • Identify the classifications of external load designs and the methods of piping extension analysis
  • Illustrate the types of pipe support design and analysis such as support types, assumptions, load combinations, variable supports, lugs and attachments
  • Calculate and apply formulas to check the piping flexibility and span of pipes
  • Practice methods of calculations, analysis, the use of programs and key documents in piping and pipeline designs


Day 1

  • Overview of Piping Codes and definitions
  • Piping design criteria: Design conditions

  • Loads: Pressure; Dead-weight; Thermal; Seismic; Wind vibration; Hydraulic; Anchor movement; Stress tables and allowable stresses

  • Pressure design: Wall thickness calculation; Nozzle openings; Pressure-temperature ratings

  • Definition of critical piping type and required analysis

Day 2

  • External Loads Design: Flexibility; Fatigue; Stress intensification; Combined loads; Cold spring

  • Simplified analysis methods

  • Piping Thermal Expansion analysis and stresses due to dead-weight and wind load consideration

  • Degrees of freedom/pipe support types

  • Piping and Pipe support Materials: Proper selection (strength, ductility, and hardness); Fabrication

  • Inspection and testing (tensile, elongation, hardness) FE013 | REVISION 001 PAGE 4 OF 5

Day 3

  • Code allowable forces and moments for machinery nozzles due to piping configuration
  • Pipe Support Design and analysis

Support types; Assumptions; Load combinations; Variable supports; Lugs and attachments

  • Loads on support & graphical methods for finding loads on support
  • Calculating preferred points of support

Day 4

  • Pipe Spans calculations, fundamental cantilever formulas
  • Piping Flexibility: Quick check method and necessary flexible length calculations
  • Pipe supports for storage tanks
  • Purred pipelines analysis, basics for dynamic analysis of piping

Day 5

  • Design of pipe hanger: Type (rigid, constant support & variable spring); Span; Thermal movement

  • Calculations and Load calculations

  • Supporting of process piping area and tank farm

  • The use of computer programs for piping stress analysis and design of pipe supports

  • Expansion joints

  • Key documents to perform pipe supports and analysis

  • Proceeding complete piping design and stress analysis using software package Auto PIPE

Who should attend

This course is designed for engineers entering the piping design and analysis field, piping engineers requiring background on code compliance and trends in piping design and pipe supports design and analysis, plant owners, piping fabricators and suppliers wishing to extend their knowledge to induce a supplementary understanding of piping design and analysis. The course also of interest to practicing piping design and analysis personnel interested in expanding their knowledge by interaction with other people, viewpoints and experience in the field and supervisory personnel requiring a review on current design and analysis techniques.

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