Piping Engineer Job Profile:

A piping Engineer is one who gets specialized about the areas where piping is required.
It may be in places such as hospital,hotels,houses,offices or a power plant area. They should know the procedures to work in different kind of environments.We may see a few detailed study about the roles and responsibilities of a piping Engineer .

Responsibilities of piping engineer :

  • Study of process requirements and site conditions to prepare equipment layout and complete pot plan.
  • Co-ordinate with civil and structural engineers to finalize pipe rack, platforms, foundations and other structural requirements.
  • Provide support to all purchase activities and evaluate all vendor documents for technical requirements.
  • Analyze all mechanical data sheets (MDS) and develop required mechanical drawings like nozzle orientations, support clip drawings etc.
  • Preparation piping layout and isometrics adhering to process requirements, erection, operation-ability, maintenance and safety.
  • Preparation of piping material specification (PMS) and valve material specification (VMS).
  • Co-ordinate with structural and equipment departments for handling excess loads.
  • Assisting site construction team for any field raised issue by providing immediate solution.

Job opportunities for a piping engineer :

Certified piping engineers can expect job placements in Shipyards, Engineering design houses, Consultancies, etc. The projects that they can handle can be in the Upstream Oil & Gas sector, Marine sector, Power plants, Chemical plants, Refineries and even In the real estate sector

Generally, industrial piping engineering has three major sub-fields such as :
  • Piping material
  • Piping design
  • Stress analysis

The material with which a pipe is manufactured often forms as the basis for choosing any pipe. Materials that are used for manufacturing pipes include:
  • Carbon steel.
  • ASTM A252 Spec Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3 Steel Pile Pipe
  • Plastic piping.
  • Low temperature service carbon steel
  • Nonferrous metals.
  • Nonmetallic.

There are certain standard codes that need to be followed while designing or manufacturing any piping system. Organizations that promulgate piping standards include:
  • ASME - The American Society of Mechanical Engineers- B31 series
  • ASTM - American Society for Testing and Materials.
  • API - American Petroleum Institute.
  • CWB - Canadian Welding Bureau.

Some examples where piping is used :

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