Design & Operation of Piping Systems

This 2 day course explains why it is necessary to pay attention to piping systems at all stages throughout their life to prevent loss of containment and maintain a licence to operate.

What will the course cover?

The main topics relating to design and safe operation of piping systems which include:

- Code compliance
- Layout
- Routing
- Flexibility analysis
- Supporting
- Testing

- Commissioning


Topics are covered by discussion, case studies of real incidents and syndicate exercises. It is expected that participants of this course will have gained some knowledge of the subject, either by experience or by attendance on the appropriate courses.


This course will identify the principles and methods of piping design together with the considerations to be taken into account for layout and routing, testing, commissioning and safe operation of piping systems. You will gain an increased awareness and understanding of the causes of piping failures and how to resolve the problems that can occur.

Training method

The style of the trainers is to encourage participation in the discussions and to use case studies to share the experiences of the delegates to broaden their knowledge of the topics.


On completion you should be able to:

- Manage the safe operation, maintenance and commissioning of piping systems
- Improve business productivity by reduced maintenance and capital costs
- Recognise the need for, and the importance of, design codes and registration of critical piping systems
- Have an awareness of the technical aspects of piping that must be considered when designing, constructing, modifying or maintaining piping systems, highlighting the need to control modifications
- Identify the modes of failure of piping systems due to inadequate design, flexibility, supporting or routing

This course meets the requirements of Continuing Professional Development (CPD). 

Tuesday, 6th March 2018, 09:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday, 7th March 2018 09:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Accommodation: We have reserved a limited number of hotel rooms at a preferential rate for bed & breakfast. Details will be included with your confirmation.
The following companion courses are also available:

Essentials of Pressure Systems
This course aims to provide the fundamental understanding required for managing the integrity of pressure systems, some of the problems encountered and how to avoid them. The course covers the significant deterioration mechanisms that can affect pressure equipment and provide an overview of the UK legislative framework relation to pressure systems.

11th - 12th September 2018 - Edinburgh, Marriott Hotel

Mechanical Integrity - Lessons from Process Industry Incidents
This course provides an understanding of significant deterioration mechanisms that can affect pressure systems and how to detect and discharge them.

24th - 25th April 2018 - Billingham, ABB Offices

13th - 14th November 2018 - Daresbury, ABB Offices

  • Where

  • Edinburgh Marriott Hotel
    111 Glasgow Road
    Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City of EH12 8NF
    +44 (0) 131 334 9191