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Pipe Support Systems
This 2-hour online course describes the importance of pipe support design, particularly in the power industry where high pressure and high temperature systems are encountered. The basic theories and principles of pipe stress calculations are discussed, although the course does not go into the detailed calculations, which are generally performed by reiterative computer programs. - 2 PDH

Pressure Vessel Chemical Cracking
Engineers involved in the design, fabrication, purchase, inspection and maintenance of pressure vessels and tanks need to be aware of the fluid services where cracking has been observed and take measures to mitigate the problem. - 1 PDH

Valve Fundamentals
Valves are one of the simplest components in most piping systems, but the importance of proper valve selection cannot be overemphasized. Premature valve failure can result in loss of fluid pressure containment, which often leads to undesirable consequences. Before attempting to select a valve, the engineer should first gain a basic understanding of each type of valve and how it operates.  This course covers the fundamentals of valves, including the different types of valves commercially available and how they operate. - 4 PDH

Seismic Restraints for Duct and Pipe
In this course the student will learn the basics of how to attach duct and pipe to a structure to minimize earthquake damage. There are many attachment examples shown in the source document for this course including anchoring and the use of special devices called seismic restraint devices. This course and the source document do not supersede code requirements; however, it provides a good fundamental basis for understanding the practical requirements for installing ducts and pipes requiring seismic bracing. Users of the information in this course and the source document assume all liability arising from such use. - 6 PDH


Backflow Preventers

You must have a backflow preventer on your irrigation system. In most places this is the law, everywhere else its just the smart thing to do. Almost everywhere the local authorities will dictate that certain types of backflow preventers may not be used with irrigation systems because they do not provide adequate protection. In some cases, the authorities will dictate the exact type of backflow preventer you MUST use.



Technical Principles of Valves

Solenoid valves are used wherever fluid flow has to be controlled automatically. They are being used to an increasing degree in the most varied types of plants and equipment. The variety of different designs which are available enables a valve to be selected to specifically suit the application in question.




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