Piping Stress Analysis

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Online - Virtual , 20240625 25 - Jun - 2024 2 Hrs X 8 Sessions $2,100 Register
Singapore , 20240826 26 - Aug - 2024 5 - Day $5,950 Register
Online - Virtual , 20241119 19 - Nov - 2024 2 Hrs X 8 Sessions $2,100 Register
Dubai - UAE , 20241209 09 - Dec - 2024 5 - Day $4,950 Register


One of the most critical tasks in piping engineering is pipe stress analysis. Piping stress analysis (PSA) ensures piping systems’ safety, reliability, efficiency, and compliance in various industries, including oil and gas, petrochemical, power generation, and water treatment. It is a critical step in the engineering design process that helps mitigate risks, optimize performance, and ensure the long-term integrity of piping infrastructure.

This Piping Stress Analysis training course covers the design requirements of various Piping Design codes in terms of critical piping from the point of view of temperature, pressure, wind, seismic loading conditions, and vibration. It imparts knowledge of the importance of Stress Analysis in all aspects of piping engineering, from the point of view of Piping Specification and piping Layout to certain aspects of fabrication, erection, and inspection/testing. It gives an in-depth knowledge of Pipe Support Engineering. You will understand the methods underlying pipe stress analysis and learn how to solve any design issues.


Upon successful completion of this Pipe Stress Analysis course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the fundamental methods of pipe engineering and stress analysis
  • Be familiar with the critical loading conditions viz. temperature, pressure, wind & seismic for piping design
  • Understand how to perform calculations to code for pressure situations in piping design
  • Understand what are the loads that normally act on a piping system
  • Learn about the types of stresses that are fostered in pipes and piping components
  • To understand, study & apply various techniques of solutions
  • To meet the requirements of various Piping Design codes such as Process Piping, Power Piping, etc.
  • Identify the different types of supports and how to use them in piping systems
  • Have the necessary knowledge of relevant piping codes, such as ASME and API
  • Gain complete knowledge of Expansion Joints / Bellows
  • Use & follow the guidelines & best industrial practices related to the design and operation of pipelines
  • Learn operation & problem-solving with Caesar-II software


This seminar is designed for anyone who wishes to learn pipe stress analysis, mainly for Mechanical Engineers, Piping Design Engineers working in the field of Piping Layout and Specification Engineering, Stress Engineers, Process Engineers, Piping Supervisors, Senior Piping designers, Procurement personnel, Piping Fabricators & Piping Erectors.


The Piping Stress Analysis course is delivered in an adult learning format with discussions, activities, videos, Case Studies & Functional Exercises with a practical focus for applying at work and solving piping problems that are encountered in the field. Delegates will have ample time to consider the ideas and apply the skills discussed. In addition, technical videos will be presented.

Pre & Post course assessments will be used to measure the effectiveness of this training.


Module 1 - Understanding Theory of Stress Analysis

  • KeyTopics:

    • Concept of Thermal Expansion & Strain
    • Loading Concepts in Stress Analysis
      • Primary/Sustained loads
      • Expansion loads
      • Occasional loads
    • An example to understand the importance of Stress Analysis
    • Stress theory; evaluating stresses on piping
    • Types of Stresses
    • Piping Code requirements
    • Code Compliance
    • Theories of Failure
    • Allowable Stress Range for secondary Stresses
    • Displacement Stress Range
    • Concept of Stress Intensification Factor (SIFs)

Module 2 - Knowing & Application of Solutions

  • KeyTopics:

    • Enhancing flexibility.
    • Expansion Loops, 4-bend, 6-bend & their pros / cons
    • Role of friction
    • Concept of Cold Spring
    • Limiting values of Loads on Equipment, WRC297, API610, NEMA SM23, etc
    • Occasional Loading parameters viz. Wind, Seismic Load & PSV reactions
    • Expansion joints / Bellows

Module 3 – Understand Support Types & Their Application

  • KeyTopics:

    • Piping Supports and Restraints
    • Types of Pipe Supports
    • Functional Pipe Supports
    • Estimating the Uniform Operating / Hydraulic weight of a pipe
    • Estimating Maximum Permitted Support Span
    • Estimating Loads at Supports
    • Use of Spring Supports
    • Types of Spring support viz. Variable & Constant
    • Selection of an appropriate spring from a vendor’s catalog

Module 4 - Operations of Caesar-II Software

  • KeyTopics:

    • Data collection for Caesar-II modelling
    • Overview of CAESAR II functions
    • CAESAR II Modelling
      • Understand concept & provide primary settings viz. ambient temperature, Control Parameters, setting of formula for allowable stress range, input Global co-ordinates & Title sheet
      • Generation of Unit file
      • Modelling components viz. pipes bends, various types of branch connections, reducers, valves & specialities
      • Equipment modelling & concept of connecting nodes
      • Built-in databases and assorted modelling issues.
      • Wind loading
      • Seismic loading
      • PSV Forces loading
      • Initial displacements, Equipment settlement
      • Pipe rack loop design
    • Concept of Flange Leakage Check
    • Detailed problem-solving of a model, copy/duplicate a model
    • Expansion joint modelling & evaluation
    • Modelling of Spring supports

Module 5 – Problem-Solving with Caesar-II Software

  • KeyTopics:

    • Practices in Caesar – II (Continued from above)
    • Systems with two temperature cases e.g. One pump working & other on standby
    • Systems with three temperature cases e.g. Tall columns with conditions of commissioning, operations, and shutdown for maintenance
    • Last Day Review, Discussions

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