Fiberglass engineering

About the course:

Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic (FRP) piping, also called Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP) piping, is a cost-effective alternative to corrosion prone metallic piping and non-reinforced thermoplastics. However, the design of FRP systems requires specific knowledge as there are fundamental differences compared to the design of steel piping.

During this introductory course on Fiberglass Engineering you obtain an overview of the different aspects involved for realizing FRP piping systems. The aim of this course is to give all professionals involved with piping systems a better understanding of FRP systems.

The course consists of 4 online modules based on video content. You receive 1-year unlimited access to the course and the discussions forum. This allows you to perform modules again when you need to refresh knowledge for your work projects.

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4 modules



1-yr access


Course Objective

To give industry professionals a solid introduction to the material and engineering concepts involved with Fiberglass Engineering of piping systems. 

Program & Details

  1. Welcome & Your instructor

  2. Content Overview

  3. How to use this course

  4. Questions Forum

  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.

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  1. Introduction

  2. Pipe wall thickness calculations

  3. Pipe stress analysis

  4. Pipe stress durability test

  5. Buried piping

  1. Introduction

  2. Full qualification program

  3. Regression gradients

  4. 1000 hours survival test

  1. Introduction 

  2. Joint strength and failure

  3. Joint failures

  4. Flange failures

  5. Failure due to design error

  1. Course evaluation survey

  2. Your Personal Certificate

  3. Rate this course

  4. Related resources

  5. Follow up


After this course, you…
  • 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.

Intended for

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

Prerequisites and level

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

Selected course format


Price on request
  • Face-to-face with instructors
  • On-site or in Rijswijk
  • Printed course materials
  • Lunch included
  • 1-month full BOSpulse license
  • For teams


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


300 / user
  • Self-learning modules
  • Online discussion forum
  • Live sessions with instructor
  • 1-year access
  • For teams (min. 4)


  • 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.

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