Process Piping Design & Construction - ASME B 31.3

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Process Piping Design & Construction - ASME B 31.3


This is a comprehensive program designed to present all major topics relative to the Process Piping Drafting, Detailed Engineering / Layout Engineering of Piping Systems, Mechanical Design, Pressure Design, Construction of Piping Systems.

The program also covers Process Equipments, Plant Layout, and Mechanical & Pressure Design of Pipelines. 

The program duration is 30 days full time instruction including concept theory, design calculations, piping drawings, system design, drafting, 3D modeling and construction.


Fresh Mechanical / Chemical & Petrochemical Engineering Graduates, Diploma & ITI. Practicing Piping Design/layout Engineers, Piping 3d Cad Engineers, Piping Draftsmen, Piping Designer / Modelers, Piping Construction Engineers, Piping Fabrication Engineers, Piping Supervisors, Piping Foremen, Piping Stress Engineers and Piping QA/QC Engineers.


Upon completion of this course the participant will be able to

 Perform various tasks in piping works, which can be related to Layout & Design, Drafting, 3D modeling & Construction, in Design Office, Piping Consultants & Contractors, EPC, EPCC Companies, Turn Key Projects & Plant Owner Companies.

 Create & Understand Piping Layouts and Isometrics.

 Create MTO (Material Take off).

 Establish Pressure Ratings for Piping Components, Valves / Flanges.

 Select Flange, Gaskets, Valves etc.

 Understand & Use ASME Code & Standards.

 Understand Equipment Vendor Drawings.

 Create Plant equipment & piping layouts.

 Understand & Create Piping Study Drawings.

 Understand Flow Diagrams (BFD/PFD’s & P& ID’s).

 Interpret Pipe Properties.

 Create Piping Material Specifications.

 Perform Pressure Design Calculations.

 Understand Piping Construction Requirements including Non Destructive Examination (NDE), Testing of Piping Systems, Fabrication Requirements, Assembly & Erection Practices. 


COURSE MAJOR MODULES                                                                                                                          

I) Piping Systems Detailed Engineering /Plant & Piping Layout Engineering / Piping Drafting. 

 Piping Fundamentals 

 ASME Codes & Standards 

 Pipe Fittings 

 Flanges 

 Valves 

 Special Elements 

 Mechanical/Process Equipments 

 Flow Diagrams 

 Piping Specifications 

 Piping & Equipment Layout 

 Piping Isometrics 

 Piping Spools 

 Pipe Supports

II) Piping & Pipeline Systems Design. 

 Pressure Design of Process Piping Systems/ Pipelines/ Building Services Piping. 

III) Piping Construction

 Piping Fabrication & Construction

 Fabrication & Installation Requirements of ASME B 31.3

 Inspection & Testing of Piping Systems

 Inspection, Examination & Testing Requirements of ASME B 31.3

IV) Plant Design Management Systems 

 Equipment Modeling

 Piping Modeling

 Structure Modeling

 Hanger & Supports

 Error check

 Iso Draft

 Draft



I) Piping Systems Detailed Engineering /Plant & Piping Layout Engineering / Piping Drafting

Module – 1) Piping Fundamentals

Introduction to Process Plants

Difference between Code and Standards

Scope of Piping in Projects.

Plant Piping Systems and Transportation Pipelines.

Definition & Application of Pipe

Difference between pipes and tubes,

Pipe Designators – NPS , IPS , NB, Pipe Wall Thickness & Schedule, Pipe Weights, Lengths, Grades, Ends, Joining Methods, Methods of Manufacture, Pipe Ratings, Pipe Symbols.

ASTM Specifications of pipes.

Module - 2) Pipe Fittings – ASME Standards, Selection, Application, Drawing Symbols & Dimensioning

Types of Fittings – Butt Weld, Screwed & Socket Weld.

Elbow – 90 degree (LR & SR), 45 degree, Reducing Ell, Elbow Representations on drawings, different views, drawing call outs .

Pipe Bends – Miter Bends, Miter types, Miter angle determination, Miter stress requirements, 180 degree Return, Representations on drawings.

Branch Connections – Weld Straight & Reducing Tee, Cross & Lateral. Representations on drawings, drawing call outs.

Reducers – Concentric & Eccentric, Reducer Offsets Representations on drawings, Drawing call outs.

Eccentric reducer applications, offset calculation.

Stub Ends, Stub end types: Long, Short, Class A, Class B Representations on drawings, Application of Stub Ends.

Fabricated Branch Connections – Stub in & Stub On, Representations on drawings, Welding Minimums for Stub In.

Branch Reinforcements – Reinforcing Pad, Welding Saddle, Representations on drawings, Drawing call outs.

O let Fittings – Weldolets, Sockolets, Threadolets, Latrolets, Elbolets & Sweepolets, Nipolet, Flangolet Representations on drawings.

Types of Couplings: Full coupling, Reducing coupling, Half coupling, Representations on drawings, Drawing call outs.

Weld Cap, Plug, Representations on drawings, Drawing call outs.

Fitting Makeup – Dimensioning, Placement of Dimensions.

Minimum Pipe length requirements. 

Screwed & Socket Weld Fittings – Union, Plug, Coupling, Types of couplings, coupling applications. Types of Swages, Swage end configurations. Swage applications.

Classes of Screwed & Socket Weld Fittings 

Dimensioning Exercises

Module - 3) Pipe Flanges – ASME Standards, Symbols, Selection & Application

Definition of Flange.

Types of Flanges and Application, P-T. Ratings. – Forged Steel and Cast Iron Flanges.

Flange Facings – Flat Face, Raised Face, RTJ, & Male - Female, Tongue & Groove. Flange Face Finish types, application.

Weld Neck, Slip On, Threaded, Socket Weld, Lap-Joint, Reducing, Blind & Orifice Flanges.

Flange considerations by a Piping Engineer and by Code. Bolt hole requirements. Bolts & Nuts types.

Gaskets – Types, Thickness, selection requirements 

Flange selection exercise.

Dimensioning Exercises.

Module - 4) Valves – ASME/API Standards, Symbols, Selection & Application


Valve Functions, P-T Ratings, Difference in Valve and flange Ratings, Valve Tag numbers, Locations & End Connections.

Valve Types – Gate, Globe, Ball, Check, Butterfly, Angle, PRV/PSV, Plug, Control Valve, Diaphragm, Needle, Piston, Flush bottom, 3-Way, 4-Way etc.

Control Valve Manifold: Types, Function, Layout types, Representation & Requirements on Flow Diagrams and Layouts.

Valve Operators.

Valve Data Sheet preparation and understanding.

Valve Trim.

Valve Selection.

Valve Layout Considerations.

Dimensioning Exercises.

Module - 5) ASME Codes & Standards

Introduction to ASME Pressure Piping Design Codes.

ASME Standards for Common Piping Elements.

API Codes.

Other Codes & Standards.

Module - 6) Piping Special Elements


Bellows/Expansion Joints.

Rupture Disc.

Spectacle Blind.



Steam Traps.

Flame Arrestor.

Vortex Breaker.

Module - 7) Process Mechanical Equipments – API Standards, Symbols, & Application

Static – Horizontal Vessels, Distillation columns, Storage Tanks, Heat Exchanger & Re boiler, Fired Heaters, Reactors, Cooling Towers

Rotary – Pumps, Compressor, Fans

Vessel trim

Module - 8) Flow Diagrams

Block flow Diagrams-BFD

Process Flow Diagram – PFD

Utility Flow Diagram- UFD

Piping & Instrumentation Diagram – P & ID

Line Numbering

Line Number requirements

Piping Tracing (Jacket Piping, Steam/Electric tracing)

P& ID Requirements, 

Line Designation table/ Line list creation from P & ID

Print Reading Exercise

Flow Diagram Exercises

Symbols & Abbreviations

Equipment vendor data/PDS

Instrument Types & Symbols – Flow, Temp, Pressure & Level

Instrument Hook-up Drawing

Module - 9) Piping Material Specification (PMS) / Piping class

PMS and its requirements,

Piping Specifications / Material Selection / P-T ratings / Valve Data / Branch table / Abbreviation details. 

PMS Application/Use by various departments

Module - 10) Plot Plan, Equipment Layout, & Piping GA Drawings

Plot Plan Development & Requirements

Layout Terminology & call outs

Control Point & Plant north, Battery Limits

Equipment Layout:  Types, Guidelines for preparation based on type

Guidelines for Building layout types

Piping GA Drawing Requirements and Layout Procedure

Piping Study Drawings

Pipe routing requirements

Pump GA Drawing and Layout Consideration

Tank & Vessel Layout Consideration

GA - Print Reading Exercise

Inputs (Drawings/Documents) for piping G A drawings

Module - 11) Piping Isometrics

Isometric requirements

Drawing Piping Isometrics

Isometric Dimensions, Notes & Callouts

Isometric Offsets

Print Reading Exercises

Exercises on Creation of Isometrics form Piping Plans and Sections

Inputs (Drawings/Documents) for piping Isometric drawings

Module - 12) Piping Spools


Types of Spool Drawings.

Guidelines to Prepare Spool Drawings.

Print Reading Exercises.

Exercises on Creation of Piping Spool from Piping Isometrics.

MTO (Material Take Off):  Types, and applications.

Module - 13) Pipe Supports

Classification of Supports.

Primary supports

Secondary supports

Rest supports

Anchor supports

Standard supports

Standard support details required

Non Standard supports/Special pipe supports(SPS)

SPS requirements.


Pipe Guides.

Limit Stops.

Pipe Shoe.

Shoe Guides / Hold down guides,

Dummy Leg / Trunion.

Field Support / Base Support.

Rigid Hangers – Rod & Clevis, Trapeze.

Pick up supports, 

Flexible/Spring supports – Variable & Constant.

Control valve manifold supports.