Pipe Fitting

This course will provide the trainee with the knowledge necessary to understand and enhance their mechanical aptitude in the area of Pipe Fitting.

The purpose of this course is to develop a working knowledge of various types of piping and associated valves as well as the different procedures and regulations associated with maintenance and installation of this equipment during installation and repairs. With the completion of this course the participants are equipped with the basic knowledge required to identify the construction and designs of piping and associated fittings.

Technicians in the Petroleum Industry are required to have good technical knowledge of Piping.  The technicians that participate in this training will be better equipped to repair and maintain these systems that are within their responsibilities as well as increasing the knowledge within the maintenance team.  This will increase the safe and efficient productivity of the mechanical systems.  With further on-job training and experience the technician will be able to attend more advanced training in this area therefore enhancing the maintenance team’s capabilities and knowledge. 

  • Agenda
  • Audience
  • Technical Information

The following Topics will be covered allowing the Technician a much stronger understanding of the Operation and Maintenance of Machinery and Equipment in the Petroleum Industry
The course will begin with a review of the course outline and the daily activities scheduled for each day.

Day 1 – Identification and Construction

  • Identify the types of piping and tubing systems.
    • Water supply
    • Heating and Cooling systems
    • Sprinkler systems
    • Gas systems (fuel, medical)
    • Pneumatic Systems
      • Controls
      • Instrumentation
    • Hydraulic Systems
    • Process and power generating systems
  • Identify pipe and tubing sizes.
    • Dimensions
    • Lengths
    • Wall thickness/schedule
  • Describe the terms
    • Ferrous
    • Non-ferrous


Day 2 – Maintenance and Diagnostics

  • Describe the forces that act on piping systems.
    • Thermal expansion and contraction
    • Weight
    • Electrolysis
    • Friction loss
    • Turbulence
    • Micro Biological
    • Galvanic action


This course will provide the trainee with a good understanding of the pipes and piping including the theory behind different piping. The trainee will learn information and construction, design including maintenance and diagnostics.

This course is mainly targeted to Mechanical Technicians in Oil and Gas industry working in the field as an introduction or refresher.

The course can also be applicable to employees working with equipment purchasing, procurement, storage, and job planning as well as immediate supervisors to the working technicians.

Discipline:  Mechanical Technician Course

Delivery type:     Classroom

Provider:    TPL

Possible Instructors:   Fully qualified and certified TPL instructor with a minimum of 15 years instructor experience to international delegates in client or offsite locations.

Level: Foundation

Course Version:  0

Length:      2 days

Skills Needed to
Take Course (pre-requisites):
        Persons attending this training should have a minimum of Awareness in Mechanical and Technical Training