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Introduction to Fiberglass Engineering

About The Course

Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic (FRP) piping, also known as Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP) piping, presents a cost-effective alternative to corrosion-prone metallic and non-reinforced thermoplastic piping. However, designing FRP systems requires specialized knowledge due to fundamental differences from steel piping.

This introductory Fiberglass Engineering course provides a comprehensive overview of various aspects related to the implementation of FRP piping systems, aimed at enhancing the understanding of professionals involved in piping systems.

The course consists of 4 online video modules, offering you 1-year unlimited access to the course materials and discussion forum, allowing you to revisit modules as needed for knowledge updates related to your work projects.

Program Details

Welcome Notes
  1. Welcome & Your instructor

  2. Content Overview

  3. How to use this course

  4. Questions Forum

Module 1: FRP Materials and Manufacturing (free Course Preview) | 30min
  1. Introduction

  2. Basic material principle

  3. Fiber & resin properties

  4. FRP performance

  5. Manufacturing processes

  6. Filament winding process

A sample of the first module is available for free, so you can learn more about the teaching style and understand if the course fits your needs.

Start Preview

Module 2: GRP Piping: Design and Analysis | 30min
  1. Introduction

  2. Pipe wall thickness calculations

  3. Pipe stress analysis

  4. Pipe stress durability test

  5. Buried piping

Module 3: Material Qualification | 36min
  1. Introduction

  2. Full qualification program

  3. Regression gradients

  4. 1000 hours survival test

Module 4: GRP Failure Examples | 31min
  1. Introduction 

  2. Joint strength and failure

  3. Joint failures

  4. Flange failures

  5. Failure due to design error

Final Notes
  1. Course evaluation survey

  2. Your Personal Certificate

  3. Rate this course

  4. Related resources

  5. Follow up

This course is self-paced and is not subject to specific dates. The course contains 4 modules with a total of 2:07 hours of content which can be performed at your own pace. A Personal Certificate will be provided to participants if they finish the course within the first month after purchase. This incentive will motivate you to perform the course quickly thereby improving your learning curve.

You receive 1-year unlimited access to all modules. This allows you to perform modules again when you need to refresh your knowledge for your work projects.

This course is available in self-paced, hybrid, and classroom formats.

Prerequisites and level

  • No experience with FRP is required,
  • A basic understanding of (steel) piping systems is beneficial.
  • Level: Introductory

Intended For

This course is designed for:

  • Those involved with the realization of Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic piping systems,
  • Piping professionals who want an introduction to FRP systems,
  • People who have experience with steel piping systems and get involved with FRP systems.

Access to the course
After your purchase is confirmed it will be activated to your account on the EngineeringTrainer learning portal. Here you will find the course in your dashboard and you will be guided step-by-step through the different course modules. You receive 1-year unlimited access to the course. This allows you to perform modules again when you need to refresh your knowledge for your work projects.

Learn by doing
The course is mainly based on video content: video lectures and video software demonstrations. English subtitles are available and videos can be viewed as many times as desired. The video lectures help you to grasp important technical concepts.

Participants of this course receive a personal digital certificate if they meet the following requirements:

  • Completion of each module of the course,

  • Filling in the Course Evaluation Survey.

Example certificate:

After this course, participants are expected to:

  • Understand the different aspects involved with realizing an FRP piping system.
  • Have a basic understanding of FRP materials and engineering processes.
  • Have seen multiple examples of FRP systems and discussions about good design practices.
  • Video lectures

  • Video demonstrations

  • Discussions forum with other participants & instructor

The majority of training material are videos. These are not available for download, but can be accessed directly with your account on the portal. 

You receive 1-year unlimited access to the course. This allows you to perform modules again when you need to refresh knowledge for your work projects.

Yes. We encourage participants to submit feedback and questions in the Discussions Forum of the course. These are either answered directly in the forum or form the basis for new videos that are added to the online course on a regular basis.

Participants receive 1-year unlimited access to the course including new videos that are added during this year. Participants receive an email notification upon addition of new course videos.

No technical software is used in this course.

If your computer and internet connection is able to play videos online (YouTube) you will be able to follow the course. Note that almost all browsers are supported, except for Internet Explorer.

Yes, this course qualifies for PDH hours as per the NCEES CPC Guidelines.

Selected Course Format


200 /user
  • Self-learning modules
  • Immediate module access
  • Online discussion forum
  • 1-year access
  • Live sessions with instructor
  • For individual learning


300 /user
  • Drip scheduled self-learning modules
  • Online discussion forum
  • 1-year access
  • Live sessions with instructor
  • For teams of minimum 4 people


Price on request
  • Face-to-face with instructors
  • On-site or in Rijswijk
  • Printed course materials
  • Lunch included
  • 1-year access to self-paced course
  • For teams of minimum 4 people

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