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Piping System Training Course Outline
The objective of Piping System Training seminar is to provide each attendee with a clear understanding of how each of the items in a fluid piping system are interrelated.

Introduction
What is a Piping System?
Value of a Clear Picture of a Piping System
Understanding the Total Piping System

Terminology, Units, and Physical Laws
Fluid Properties
Flow Rate, Pressure, Head, and Head Loss
Physical Laws that Govern Fluid Flow

Tanks and Vessels
Types of Tanks and Vessels
Key Hydraulic Measurements
Measuring and Controlling Tank Level, Pressure, and Temperature
Common and Abnormal Tank Operations

Centrifugal Pumps
Major Pump Parts
Theory of Operation
Understanding the Pump Curve
Pump Power & Cost of Operation
Net Positive Suction Head and Cavitation
Pump Affinity Laws
Parallel and Series Pump Operation
Fluid Considerations
Pump Selection
Operating Pumps Properly

Pipelines
Pipeline Terminology
Head Loss Calculations
Head Loss for Series and Parallel Piping

Factors Affecting Head Loss
Pipe Sizing and Selection

Valves and Fittings
Purpose of Valves and Fittings
Valve and Fitting Losses
Hydraulic Performance of Valves and Fittings
Valve Applications
Cost of Valve Head Loss

Control Valves
Types of Control Valves
Control Valve Operation
Characteristic Curves
Control Valve Applications
ASME Ratings and ANSI Valve Classes
Cavitation, Choking, and Flashing
Sizing and Selecting Control Valves
Control Valve Equations

Process Measurement and Controls
Instruments Used to Measure Processes
The Typical Process Control Loop
The PID Controller and Controller Tuning
Control Schemes

Piping System Processes and Process Equipment
Types of Processes
Process Equipment
Hydraulic Performance of Equipment

The Total System
Types of Piping Systems
Key Concepts to Understand the System
Calculating Flow Between Two Pressure Sources
Series Piping
Parallel Piping
Branching Piping
The Siphon Effect
System Static and Dynamic Head
Visualizing Energy Addition and Losses
Troubleshooting Piping Systems