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ASME B31.3 Process Piping Design, Maintenance, and Operation Considerations

Gain process piping theory, insights, tools, and resources to help you develop design packs, purchasing documentation, and check sheets for maintenance & operation that comply with ASME B31.3

20 Days

50 hours

Online learning

5 CPD points

Course starts on 20 June 2022

Time remaining to start date:

What You Will Learn:

Process piping design process

Developing steam boiler system design pack

Developing purchasing documents

Developing M & O strategy and checksheets

Course Approach

Learn - We will present the basic process piping theory that will provide context and a solid foundation.

Practice - We will go through examples together where we apply the process piping theory.

Apply - You will be given an opportunity to apply the theory and lessons learned from examples to complete the class projects which will then be evaluated by the course leader.


Introduction: Orientation & course welcome

Module 1: Process piping design process

Module 2: Design standards & considerations

Module 3: Fabrication requirements

Module 4: Erection requirements

Module 5: Inspection requirements

Module 6: Interfacing with other engineering disciples

Module 7: Purchasing documentation

Module 8: Post-construction guidelines

Class Project 1: Develop a complete process piping design pack and purchasing documentation

Class Project 2: Develop a repair method statement for process piping

This course includes:

30 hours on-demand videos

Course delivered over 20 days

Useful articles

One 3-hour live group session

10 downloadable resources

A single review of the class projects

12-months access to digital content

Certificate of completion

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Who should attend?

  • System engineers

  • Maintenance engineers

  • Reliability engineers

  • Mechanical engineers

  • Piping engineers

  • Energy engineers

  • Engineering consultants

Applicable industries

  • Consumer goods: FMCG, Tobacco, Beverages, and Distilleries

  • Energy: Oil, Gas, Energy, and Utilities

  • Manufacturing: Chemicals, Automotive, Food Production, Glass, Ceramics, Concrete, Packaging, Plastics, and Paper

  • Mining: PGMs, Manganese, Chromite, Gold, Coal, Diamond, Vanadium, and Vermiculite

Typical employers

  • Consumer goods: Unilever, British American Tobacco, SAB, and Distell

  • Energy: Sasol, Engen, and Eskom

  • Manufacturing: BASF, Toyota, Tongaat Hullet, Consol, Saint-Gobain, Nampak, and Sappi

  • ​Mining: Anglo America, South32, Samancor, Sibanye Stillwater, Exxaro, De Beers, Bushveld minerals, and Palabora Mining Company

Career prospects

  • Process piping engineer or technician within the maintenance & operation environment

  • Process piping design engineer within the engineering consulting and construction industry

  • Demonstrate competency in completing design packs for process piping

  • Demonstrate competency in developing process piping maintenance, and operation documentations

Course structure

  • The course will be delivered over 20 days.

  • Day one will be a live 1-hour orientation.

  • The on-demand video content will be made available over the seven days in accordance with the schedule.

  • The learner will have to go through the video content in order.

  • Proceeding content will be unlocked once the learner has watched at least 80% of the video content.

  • Proceeding modules will be unlocked once the learner obtains at least 70% in the quiz assessment at the end of each module.

  • The three-hour live session will be used to discuss the class project in detail and provide guidelines where necessary.

  • The learner will be given ten days to complete the class projects and submit them for assessment.

  • Written feedback will be sent to each learner on the depth of their class project - This will be done within three days after the class project deadline.

  • Certificate of completion will be issued after completing 100% of the online content and submitting class projects on time.

Course cost

R8625.00 (incl. VAT) per attendee. Enrolment will be confirmed upon full payment.


A payment plan is not available for this course.

Note: Employers who enroll more than 10 learners will receive special discounts.

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