Piping and Tubing Training

208-01 Pipe Connections and Symbols

When you complete this lesson, you will be able to describe the methods most commonly used to connect lengths of piping, and identify advantages and disadvantages of each. You will be able to recognize symbols commonly used to indicate types of pipes, pipe-fittings, and welding connections.

  • Discuss the use of threaded piping connections
  • List and describe different types of threaded fittings
  • Describe flanged piping connections
  • Explain the use of gaskets in piping connections
  • Describe welded piping connections
  • Identify welding symbols used for pipe-fitting
  • Identify line symbols used in pipe-fitting
  • Describe how pipe-fitting symbols can represent the:
    • Size of a pipe
    • Method of branching and coupling
    • Purpose for which the pipe will be used

208-03 Piping Construction and Sizing

When you complete this lesson, you will be able to discuss the materials, sizing methods, and construction techniques used in the construction of pipe systems in industrial facilities.

  • Identify commonly used piping materials
  • Describe systems that classify the wall thickness of pipe
  • Explain variations in piping’s inside and outside diameters
  • List the two main pipe construction techniques

208-04 Piping Expansion, Support, and Insulation

When you complete this lesson, you will be able to explain the effects of changing temperatures on industrial piping and describe ways to allow for those effects.

  • Describe how temperature change affects piping
  • Identify methods used to manage expansion
  • Describe various methods of supporting pipes
  • Identify the reasons for insulating piping
  • Describe materials used to insulate pipes and pipe-fittings

208-05 Piping Auxiliaries

When you complete this lesson, you will be able to describe the design and function of steam separators and traps commonly used in piping systems.

  • Explain how steam separators remove moisture from piping
  • Describe the purpose and operation of following types of steam traps:
    • Mechanical
    • Thermostatic
    • Thermodynamic
  • Explain proper steam trap installation
  • Define water hammer and discuss its consequences

208-06 Tubing Types and Applications

When you complete this lesson, you will be able to describe the design and function of tubing. In addition, you will be able to apply criteria to appropriately select tubing for various common applications.

  • List some differences between piping and tubing
  • Describe some advantages of tubing
  • List types of materials used in the manufacture of tubing
  • Discuss some applications for common types of tubing
  • Identify factors considered when choosing tubing for an application
  • Explain how to properly handle tubing

208-07 Tube Fittings and Connection Methods

When you complete this lesson, you will be able to describe various methods to properly cut and join tubing segments.

  • Compare the use of a tube cutter and a hacksaw to cut tubing
  • Identify methods to remove burrs from tubing cuts
  • Describe different types of tube fittings and their materials of construction
  • Explain how to perform each of the following activities:
    • Flare tubing
    • Use compression fittings
    • Solder tube and fitting joints
    • Bead a tube

208-08 Tube and Conduit Bending

When you complete this lesson, you will be able to describe how to properly bend tubing and conduit into a variety of angles and offsets.

  • Describe tube bending tools
  • Explain how to properly bend small metal tubing
  • Define conduit bending terms
  • Describe conduit bending tools
  • Explain how to make each of the following conduit bends:
    • Stub-up bends
    • Back-to-back bends
    • Offset bends
    • Three point saddle bends
    • Four point saddle bends