K-Pipe Engineering
Site Map for Piping Engineering


This site provides the direction to fresh aspirants who want to build career in Piping Engineering. The points covered in various topics specified here are drawn from the previous lectures delivered by Pankkaj Khandelwal for Piping Engineering students. To view the concepts of specific topic, click the related link.


A.) Introduction - Role of Piping Engineer

B.) Know About Process

b.1) Overview of Chemical Process Industry - Walk Through Chemical Process Industry and viewing it with various perspectives

b.2) Fluid Behavior - Material Flow Characteristics, Fluid Classification, Fluid Wise Industries Classification

b.3) Unit Processes & Operations

b.3.1) Material Transportation - Mechanical Conveyors, Pneumatic Conveying, Pumps, Blowers, Compressors, etc.

b.3.2) Material Transformation - Fluid Mixing, Particle Size Reduction/Enlargement, Chemical Reaction, etc.

b.3.3) Material Separation - Distillation, Evaporation, Filtration, Dryer, etc.

b.4) Plant Utilities - Generation & Distribution of Cooling Water, Steam, Process Water, Instrument Air, etc.

C.) Know About Piping Components

c.1) Types of Piping Components - Identification of various piping components. For example, Pipe line, bends, reduces, RO, PSV, etc.

c.2) Specification of Piping Components - Development of Purchase Specifications

c.3) Sizing & Selection of Piping Components - Pipeline Sizing, Orifice Sizing, etc.

c.4) Material of Construction (MOC) - Corrosion Theory,Types & Protection Methods, Composition of various Materials, etc. 

c.5) Testing Methods for Piping Components - Dimensional Checks, Pressure Testing, Flaring Test, etc.

D.) Know About Documents

d.1) Introduction to Engineering Documents

d.2) P & I D - What need to be considered, Supportive Documents, Steps for P & ID Preparation, etc.

d.3) Layout - Overall Plot Plan, Plan & Elevation Drawings, etc.

d.4) Process Data Sheet - Different types of Equipment like Vessels, Heat Exchanger, Columns, etc.

d.5) Piping Specifications - Importance, Preparation of Piping Specification, etc.

d.6) Piping GA Drawing - Preparation of GA Drawing

d.7) Piping Isometrics - Preparation of Isometrics, Pipe Routing Concepts

d.8) Piping MTO - Preliminary MTO, Final MTO

E.) Know About Engineering Practices

e.1) Industrial Practices - Specific requirements for industries like Hygienic, Petrochemicals, etc.

e.2) Statutory Requirements - Factory Act, Petroleum Rules, IBR, etc.

e.3) Vendor Specific Requirement - Hardware end connections, Critical upstream/downstream requirement, etc.

F.) Know About Project Activities

f.1) Project Engineering - Steps from Concept to Commissioning

f.2) Procurement Engineering - Enquiry, Bid Evaluation, Order Placement

f.3) Fabrication Engineering - Welding Practices, Testing Methods

f.4) Site Engineering - Pipeline erection, plant testing & trials

G.) Know About Other Engineering

g.1) Instrument Engineering - Instrument components, types & principle of operation, installation practices, hookups

g.2) Equipment Engineering - Static/ Rotary Equipment, Layout considerations

g.3) Civil & Structural Engineering - Bluiding structures, equipment foundations, etc.

g.4) Electrical Engineering - Types of components, cable routing, etc.

H.) Know About Analysis

h.1) Operational Analysis - Fluid Flow Distribution, Network Analysis

h.2) Stress Analysis - Hardware Stability

h.3) Hazard Analysis - HAZOP Study

h.4) Economic Analysis - Costing

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