Lesson 1 - Piping Dimensions and Terminology


Piping standards, dimensions, and symbols; Pipe fittings; Flanges; Using dimensional tables; Calculating length; Straight and rolling offsets

Learning Objectives:
– State whether ID or OD identifies a given nominal pipe size.
– Given a nominal pipe size and a copy of the American Standard Code for Pressure Piping, find the wall thickness of a pipe of a given schedule
– Name at least four kinds of pipe fittings.
– Given a schematic drawing of a piping system, identify all fittings used in the system.
– Given a drawing showing three lengths of pipe with and without fittings installed, correctly name the application dimension for measuring the pipe
– Given a schematic drawing showing two parallel horizontal pipe runs with a 45° run connection, identify the travel, set, and face-to-face length.

Lesson 2 - Threaded Piping Systems


Thread terminology; Measuring pipe threads; Measuring, cutting, threading, and finishing pipe; Sealants; Assembly; Emergency repair

Learning Objectives:
– Given a descriptive number, identify the pipe size, thread type, and number of threads per inch on a threaded pipe.
– Given a length of unthreaded pipe and required thread specifications, thread one end of the pipe to meet the specifications.
– Given a length of threaded pipe and two threaded fittings, prepare the parts, apply the proper compound, and assemble the components.
– State the important parts of a pipe thread.
– Given actual dimensions for travel and set of a threaded pipe and fitting assembly, use established dimensional tables to compute the total length
   of replacement pipe needed.

Lesson 3 - Welded Piping Systems


Welded pipe fittings; Welding rings; System alignment; Preparing the work; Squaring the flange; Weld cracks; Inspection; Repair

Learning Objectives:
– Explain what steps to take to prepare lengths of pipe for butt and fillet welding.
– Name the welding ring material used with stainless steel or nickel alloy piping.
– Explain squareness and its importance in a welded piping system.
– Name the major assembly considerations when fabricating flanged connections for a rolling offset installation.
– Given a schematic drawing of this installation, compute the hole compensation angle to be used when positioning the flange for welding.
– Name at least one accessory used to help align two sections of pipe for welding.
– Given a length of pipe and a slip-on flange with a raised face, align and weld the pipe and flange.

Lesson 4 - Plastic Piping Systems


Thermoplastic, thermosetting pipe, Advantages and disadvantages of plastic pipe; Installation; Troubleshooting

Learning Objectives:
– Name the materials used for plastic pipes and fittings.
– Name at least one advantage of plastic piping.
– Name the two most common materials used to make thermosetting plastic pipe.
– Given two lengths of thermosetting plastic pipe, demonstrate how to join then with a bell and spigot joint.
– Name at least one limitation of plastic piping.
– Demonstrate how to align and install fittings on a length of plastic pipe.

Lesson 5 - Pipefitting Accessories


Hangers and supports; Special mountings; Steam trap installation and cleaning; Filter, strainer, and separator installation and cleaning; Expansion joints

Learning Objectives:
– Name the three classes of piping supports and hangers.
– Explain which two types of pipe hangers are most often used to reduce line vibration and shock.
– Explain the factors to be considered when installing pipe hangers for different applications.
– Name the piping system components used to compensate for pipe length changes due to temperature changes.
– Explain the factors to be considered when locating (spacing) pipe hangers in a system.
– Name two types of steam traps and identify the major consideration in locating them.
– Explain the purpose of a line filter.