Piping Support Design – Video tutorial

Piping Technology & Products has issued a series of interesting video tutorial about how Piping design and analysis influences pipe support selection and design, covering topic from basic concepts of piping layout and stress analysis, to advances selection of piping supports.
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Session 1: Introduction. Overview of piping
How the entire piping system is affected by the operating conditions, including flow rate, design pressure and temperature. View how internal and external forces impact the design. See what kind of influence the different modes of failure and the applicable codes have on the entire system. Explore an example piping layout and get an overview of the general support classifications.

Session 2: Preliminary Piping Design – Piping System Components
Developing an initial piping layout. How the governing design principles including fluid properties, flow rate, and physical laws influence the complete piping system layout. How each of the different piping system components, such as tanks, vessels, valves, and pumps, impact the overall configuration.

Session 3: Preliminary Piping Design – The Total System
Understand the different types of equipment and components that define various types of piping systems. Familiarize yourself with key piping system concepts and how to calculate flow between two pressure sources. Learn the differences between series piping, parallel piping and branch piping as well as their specialized applications. See how the piping system conditions such as static and dynamic head loss influence the selection and distribution of piping components throughout the entire system. Finally, eliminate potential danger areas using our piping system trouble shooting guide.

Session 4: Basic Concepts of Stress Analysis – Flexibility Analysis
How earlier analysis techniques were developed in the absence of today’s computer technology. How earlier techniques have evolved ultimately leading to today’s finite element practices. The basic concepts of analysis including failure theories, stress intensification factors and the overall purpose of stress analysis.

Session 5: Basic Concepts of Stress Analysis – Design Bases
How vibration analysis tools will be used in conjunction with flexibility analysis tools introduced in the last session. Learn about the various design bases which form the foundation of all our analyses, including physical attributes, loading conditions and joint design. How the model is developed, and how vibration affects the piping system.

Session 6: Influences on Pipe Support Design – Rigid Supports
A review of different pipe support elements, concentrating primarily on rigid supports, ranging from stock catalog items to completely customized parts. Learn which factors of the piping stress analysis have an impact on the overall design and cost. Also, see how adjustability can be incorporated into the design to accommodate for on-site discrepancies.

Session 7: Influences on Pipe Support Design – Spring Support

Resilient support elements including variable, constant, and big ton springs. Review of the operating conditions that help to define the ideal pipe support for your application. How standard pipe support hardware can be used in conjunction with stock spring components to design entire pipe support assemblies. How to modify standard spring elements to fit unusual configurations in a piping system.

Session 8: Influences on Pipe Support Design – Restraints

Conclusive Part 8 of the Piping Design series concentrate on restraint devices used for transient loading conditions. Explore different types of components and their particular functions, including hydraulic snubbers, mechanical snubbers, and sway struts. Identify which design parameters to consider when selecting the most appropriate restraint device. The series ends with general guidelines focused on standardization and versatility of pipe supports throughout the piping system.

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