Process Piping Design

Course List

Term 1

MEC-1033: Engineering Drawing

As an introduction to engineering drawing, students will review manual drafting basics, drawing etiquette, engineering document and drawing types including Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams (P an ID's), general arrangement drawings, isometrics, line lists, tie point schedules, material take-offs and project schedules.

MEC-1103: CAD I

Students will be introduced and instructed in the hands-on use of the latest version of AutoCAD. Topics will include: drawing setup, construction and modification, the use of layers, dimensioning, cross hatching, the creation and use of blocks, and printing, plotting, with the objective of producing industry standard drawings.

MEC-2203: CAD II

Introduction to MicroStation commands and tools to create and edit design files will be introduced to students. Topics will include theory, command entry, 2D geometry placement, element manipulation, and the use of views, grids, text, levels, cells and element symbols.

MEC-3044: Process Piping Drafting I

As an introduction to process piping design, students will begin with the basics of piping components, sizes, ratings, and connection methods. This course will include in-class piping theory and exercises where students will gain hands-on learning of piping components and design.

IMT-1422: Plant Equipment

This course is designed to explore a variety of industrial equipment as to their function, design and basic operating principles. Items of study include pumps, heat exchangers, industrial refrigeration, insulation, gas and air dryers.

MEC-3203: Introduction to Piping Materials

As an introduction to piping materials, students will analyze welding methods and symbols, non-destructive examination methods, testing methods, industry standards and codes relating to process equipment and piping.

Term 2

MEC-5013: 3D Plant Modeling I

This course offers students a hands-on opportunity to learn and practice Autodesk Plant 3D models. Topics will include setup and configuration of a plant 3D project, generation of 3D pipe modelling and developing piping specifications and catalogs. The students will learn how to use advanced piping design modeling techniques and generate reports from Plant 3D.

MEC-5023: 3D Plant Modeling II

MEC-5023 is a seamless transition from MEC-5013. Topics will include integration of process equipment into a process unit area, pipe routing and modelling with references to P@ID and other engineering specifications and requirements, creation of isometrics and spool sheets, orthographic plans, elevations and sections, custom component creation, plant-related civil/ structural modelling basics, and generation of documentation, reports and materials lists.

MEC-3233: 3D Plant Modeling III

The students will be introduced to Autodesk Navisworks Manage software and they will learn how to import Plant 3D models, techniques for model navigation, evaluation of results from Collision Detection of multiple discipline models and model reviews.

MEC-4104: Process Piping Drafting II

Student will build upon the basic theory introduced in Process Piping Drafting I. Topics include piping arrangements, plant site development, pipe rack layout considerations, piping flexibility and piping systems. An in-class piping theory and a weekly lab will allow for practical, hands-on-learning.

MEC-4203: Pressure Vessel Drafting

Students will be introduced to pressure vessel terminology. Topics will include internal and external attachments, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Section VIII Code requirements, calculation of vessel wall nozzle reinforcement and weights, outlining and fabrication drawings, and the use of design guides and specifications.

ENG-1173: Communications for Technology

This course is designed to improve students' writing skills by focusing on mechanics, sentence structure, spelling, technical writing style, and lab report writing. This course is also designed to develop students' oral communication skills.

Technology & Trades
519-542-7751 ext 2436


Program Information

Back to Top