The new Spring/Summer 2013 schedule for our online training courses is now posted. These are affordable instructor led piping courses that you can view and participate in from your personal computer at home or work. These courses are 60 to 90 minutes in length with a selection of 8 modules. The 8 modules will include the following titles: (Click on the title for a synopsis and agenda of each course.)
These online courses go beyond Code interpretation. They get to the heart of what it is you need to know in order to develop piping specifications, design piping systems, understand the designers reasoning, and comply with industry regulations with regard to new systems and maintaining installed piping systems. These brief 60 to 90 minute sessions (2-90 minute sessions for the piping design course) waste no time in getting to the essentials and are packed with a great deal of useful information.
Who should attend these courses Pipe Designers CAD Operators Mechanical Engineers Process Engineers Utility Engineers Pipe Welders Fabricators Plant Maintenance Personnel
W. M. (Bill) Huitt has been involved in industrial piping design, engineering and construction since 1965. Positions have included design engineer, piping design instructor, project engineer, project supervisor, piping department supervisor, and engineering manager. He is president of W. M. Huitt Co., an engineering consulting firm he founded in 1987. His experience covers both the engineering and construction fields and crosses industry lines to include petroleum refining, chemical, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, biofuel, pulp & paper, nuclear power, and coal gasification. He has written numerous specifications, guidelines, magazine articles, and papers covering a wide range of piping issues. Bill is a member of ISPE (International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers) in which he has served as a Task Group member in the development of Chapter 10 of the Water and Steam Systems - Baseline Engineering Guide. Bill has also co-presented training seminars on Codes & Standards at the Annual International ISPE Conference. Also a member of CSI (Construction Specifications Institute) and ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers). He is a member of ASME-BPE (Bioprocessing Equipment) and holds membership on the Subcommittee for Material Joining (Part MJ), the Subcommittee for Metallic Materials (Part MM), and the Subcommittee for Certification (Part CR). He is also Vice Chair for the ASME-Board on Conformity Assessment-BPE Certification. Bill has either been involved in or is currently involved in several Task Groups such as the TG's on Passivation, Rouge, 3A/BPE coordination, Higher Alloy definition (chair), Alloy specific terms, Certification audit checklist, Certification Auditor Training manual (chair), Tube & Fitting tolerance, Clamp Joint Pressure Rating (chair), and others. He is a member of B31.3 Sub-Group H Chapter X - High Purity Piping Systems. He is also a member of two corporate specification review boards. Additionally he is a member of the API Task Group for the development of the new RP 2611 - "Terminal Pipe Inspection" and has served on the advisory board for ChemInnovations a Chemical Process Industry conference & Expo held annually in the Houston, TX area.
In addition to the standard piping courses offered there will be courses posted that will include guest instructors considered experts in their field. These instructors will present courses focussed on specific aspects of piping design, fabrication and construction such as: Welding, Electropolishing, Passivation, Flexibility Analysis, Pipe Support Design and Specification, Materials of Construction (MOC), Corrosion Issues, Quality Assurance and Inspection, Valves (Design, Function, and Selection), Insulation, and other topics related to piping.