Since 1980 SPED has been dedicated to the training, evaluation and certification of piping engineers and designers in the process industries
Layout Course Content
Unit 1 - Introduction to Plant Layout Design (4 Hours)
What is a plant layout design. Purpose and role. Principal Function. Data required by plant layout design. Basic of plant layout design. Development of layout philosophy. Advantages of good plant layout. Results of poor plant layout design. Effective use of space. Abbreviations and terminology encountered by the plant layout designer. Code and standards normally used by the plant layout designer. Constructability... What does it mean?
Unit 2 - Plant Layout Specification (2 Hours)
What is a plant layout specification. Modifications to layout specifications. Equipment-arrangement-elevation. Roads. Clearance. Platforms, ladders, stairs. Operational access. Maintenance requirements.
Unit 3 - Plot Plans (4 Hours)
Purpose. Use. Development-Wind direction-Horizontal-Vertical-Economy-Process requirements. Real estate governing factors. Underground considerations. Climatic considerations. Pipe racks. Line shoots. Access, operations, constructability
Unit 4 - Compressors (8 Hours)
Type. Drivers. Uses. Auxiliary equipment. Mounting Waste Heat. Nozzle orientations. Maintenance / Constructability. Lube oil system. Seal oil system. Surface condenses Location and elevation. Shelter. Maintenance vs. economics. Arrangement-with shelter-W / O shelter. Inter and after coolers. Critical compressor piping. Special supports. Auxiliary and interconnecting piping. Surface condenser piping.
Unit 5 - Drums (4 Hours)
Type. Location. Support-Grade mounted-Structure mounted. Nozzle locations. Platform arrangements. Piping arrangements. Instrument arrangement. Maintenance. Special considerations.
Unit 6 - Exchangers (4 Hours)
Definitions. Types. Shell and tube. Plate. Spiral. Double pipe. Air coolers. Location and support methods * Nozzle orientation. Access- Maintenance-Constructability. Piping.
Unit 7 - Furnaces (6 Hours)
Basic parts and primary operation. Types of furnaces. Terminology. Burners. Air preheating. General arrangement. Auxiliary equipment. Breeching Stack. Piping layout-Circular-Box. Access. Constructability. Burner management. Waste heat recovery.
Unit 8 - Pumps (4 Hours)
Terminology. Type. Locations. NPSH Requirements. Piping. Maintenance. Constructability.
Unit 9 - Reactors (4 Hours)
Process operation. Design considerations. Location and support. Nozzle locations. Special consideration. Platforms. Piping.
Unit 10 - Towers (6 Hours)
Type. Design Considerations. Elevation and support. Constructability. Maintenance. Tower internals. Nozzle elevation and orientation. Reboiler circuits. Platform arrangements. Instrumentation. Piping. Supports.
Unit 11 - Pipe Racks (2 Hours)
Establishing need. Setting line locations. Piping flexibility. Instrument/Electrical considerations. Access. Piping. Structural considerations. Intersections.
Unit 12 - Structures (2 Hours)
Design considerations. Stairs. Ladders. Bracing. Access. Constructability. Drill.
Unit 13 - Underground Piping (4 Hours)
Standards. Terminology. Type of systems. Materials of construction. Gravity flow systems. Pressure systems. Details. Composite. Fire protection.
Unit 14 - Instrumentation (2 Hours)
Piping layout considerations. Instrument Locations.
Unit 15 - Storage Tanks (4 Hours)
Codes and Regulations. Terminology. Types of Tanks. Spill Containment. Dike Access. Sizing Tanks and Dikes. Tank Details. Tank Support.
Unit 16 - Stress Analysis
Piping Stress. Causes. Impacts. Layout solutions for weight, thermal and other stresses.
Unit 17 - Computer-Aided Design
Application. 3-D Solid Modeling. Layering. Planning. Integrated Modeling Systems. Systems Engineering and Instrument Design. Electronic Spool Sheets. CAD benefits summary.