Performing Vibration Measurements

Pipe Stress Assessment

About the course

This course teaches you all the fundamentals required for performing vibration measurements for pipe stress assessment.
It includes discussions of the mechanics involved in piping vibrations, their potential causes, but also guidelines for estimated the severity and detailed analysis techniques. By means of real-life cases, typical mitigation techniques are presented.
The course provides a toolbox to understand and investigate piping vibrations. You will be able to quickly assess whether a piping vibration might be an issue for the integrity of the system and can plan a more detailed analysis based on this assessment. 
The course starts with an overview of important concepts such as potential sources of vibrations and existing rules of thumb for assessment. It also includes a detailed discussion of the information required for a detailed dynamic stress assessment in pipe stress software and the associated considerations.
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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Self-paced

4 modules

2.5-hrs

English

1-yr access

SPC130

Course Objective

To give piping professionals a solid understanding of the concepts and practicalities involved with investigating piping vibrations.” 

Program & Details

  1. Welcome & Your instructor

  2. Content Overview

  3. How to use this course

  4. Questions Forum

  1. Potential vibration issues in piping systems

  2. Types of vibrations in piping systems

  3. Vibration sources  part 1

  4. Vibration sources  part 2

  5. Mechanical eigenmodes and vibration

  6. Mechanical eigenmodes in piping

  7. Good practices considering eigenmodes

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. Describing vibrations in piping systems

  2. Direct assessment method and guidelines

  3. Stress calculation in piping systems

  4. Flexibility factors for your model

  5. Linking measurement with theoretical model

  6. Fatigue assessment for piping vibrations

  1. Measurement Goals

  2. Measurement equipment for piping vibrations

  3. Mounting options on piping

  4. Measurement locations in piping systems

  5. Operating conditions considerations

  6. Data settings and post-processing

  1. Crude transport pipe

  2. Previous solutions

  3. System analysis

  4. Problem solving

  5. Follow-up

  6. Solution verification

  7. Conclusions

  1. Course evaluation survey

  2. Your Personal Certificate

  3. Rate this course

  4. Related resources

  5. Follow up

Results

After this course, you…

  • Have a basic understanding of different excitation mechanisms for piping systems,
  • Understand measurement techniques and data-processing steps,
  • Are able to use rules of thumb for piping systems at hand,
  • Can perform direct assessments techniques,
  • Are introduced to detailed mechanical analysis methods and its concepts,
  • Understand different mitigation techniques.

Intended for

  • Those involved in assessing piping vibration issues,
  • People required to read and understand technical reports on vibration issues,
  • Engineers interested in understanding piping vibrations.

Prerequisites and level

  • Basic understanding of piping systems is beneficial.
  • Level: Intermediate

Selected course format

Classroom

Price on request
.
  • Face-to-face with instructors
  • On-site or in Rijswijk
  • Printed course materials
  • Lunch included
  • For teams

Self-paced

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

e-Hybrid

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

FAQ

  • 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. Apart from quizzes the exercise files can be downloaded. These can include .pdf files with the exercise questions, software models or other file types. 

You receive 1-year unlimited access to the course. This allows you to watch content again if this is beneficial for your work projects.

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 software is used by participants for this course or will be distributed.

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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