24 April, 2021
The Chemical Engineering Department under the banner of the Institution of Engineers India (IEI) organized an online training program on ‘Process Engineering and Design’ from February to April 2021. The session-7 of the following training program entitled “Piping Design” was organized on 24thApril 2021 on Microsoft Teams under the coordination of Prof U. P. Christian and Prof. S. B. Thakore. The webinar was conducted by expert Shri Mukesh Prajapati (Senior Design Engineer, Worley India Pvt. Ltd, Vadodara). The training program was attended by more than 72 UG & PG students of Chemical Engineering from various institutes of Gujarat.
The prime objective of this training program was to discuss the stepwise procedure for the design of process plant equipment such as shell & tube heat exchanger, distillation column, pump, flowmeters and piping. To provide them guidance about the selection criteria among the different types of equipments & the mechanical design of pressure vessels, this training program was conducted. The students were made aware of the software such as HTRI and ASPEN for the design and simulation of equipment with the help of different case studies.
During this session, the expert Shri Mukesh Prajapati discussed the detailed calculations of piping design, selection of material of construction for piping & design codes and standards for piping design. He also told the participants about differentcase studies of detailed design calculations of industrial piping design. The Participants understood the theoretical concepts of piping design along with the selection criteria of material of construction for piping design. They were also made aware of the various operating and maintenance problems in piping systems of process industry.