Introduction to Piping and Piping System in Oil and Gas Industry (1.2 CEUs)

Daily Schedule:
8:00am - Registration and coffee
8:30am - Session begins
4:30pm - Adjournment
Breakfast, two refreshment breaks and lunch are provided daily (Except Webinars).
This course covers piping systems design, materials of construction, operation, maintenance, inspection and integrity assessment. Piping system codes and standards like ASME B31.3, ASME B31.1, API 570 and API 574 will be discussed.
This course is designed to provide participants with concepts and understanding in the fundamentals of piping systems in the Oil and Gas Industry (as well as other industries).

Target Audience
Mechanical Engineers, Plant Engineers, Process Engineers, Inspectors, EITs, Reliability Engineers, Maintenance Engineers, Production Engineers, Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians
After you attend this course/workshop, you will be able to:
  • Have general overview of codes and standards relating to piping system
  • Perform pipe systems design including wall thickness calculations
  • Understand pipe corrosion control strategies including coating and cathodic protection
  • Be able to implement pipe inspection and maintenance strategy
  • Understand the requirements and limitations for specialized piping repair methods like hot tap, freeze plug, engineered pressure enclosures (EPEs), stopples, etc
  • Perform piping integrity and level 1/level 2 fitness for service (FFS) calculations to make a run, repair or replace decision
Required Materials
  • ASMEB31.3
  • API 570

Philip Igwe

Philip Igwe, M.Sc., Ph.D, P.Eng, is currently a Senior Engineer with an Oil and Gas company. He has more than 20 years of engineering and consulting experience in Oil and Gas industry across Africa, Europe and North America

He has worked extensively in the areas of Projects, Maintenance and Reliability Improvement of static and rotating equipment in the Oil and Gas industry. His main areas includes Pipelines, Piping, Pressure Vessels, Pressure Safety Valves, Storage Tanks, Boilers, Heat Exchangers and Power Plants
Dr Igwe is a certified API 653, API 510 and API 571 as well as API 570 Piping Inspector and has been involved in many Piping and Pipeline design projects. He has worked in areas of piping inspection, maintenance and integrity assessment. He has been in Root Cause Analysis RCA and technical bulletins/alerts with regards to Piping ad Pipeline Systems incidents.
Dr. Igwe has authored/co-authored more than 15 peer review Conference and Journal papers in the field of Mechanical Engineering.
Dr. Igwe graduated (valedictorian/summa cum laude) in Mechanical Engineering, Federal University of Technology, Owerri Nigeria. He has a Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Leeds UK, and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario. Dr. Igwe worked as a Researcher with National Research Council (NRC) of Canada. He has many years of teaching experience and was a Post-Doctoral Fellow with the University of Alberta.


  • Introduction
  • Codes and Standards
  • Piping Materials
  • Fittings
  • Valves (including PSVs)
  • Piping Systems Design
    • ASME B31.3
    • ASME B31.1
    • Piping System Layout
    • Stress Analysis
    • Flexibility Analysis
  • Pipe Supports
  • Piping Operations and Maintenance
  • Piping Inspections and Repairs
    • API 570
    • API 574 Inspection Practices Piping System Components
  • Damage Mechanisms and Corrosion Assessment of Piping Systems
  • Piping Fitness for Service Assessment
  • Summary

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Global Innovative Campus
17818 -107 Ave NW
Edmonton, AB
T5S 1J1
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Course Materials

Each participant will receive a complete set of course notes and handouts that will serve as informative references.


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CEUs Certificate

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