Certificate Course on Piping Engineering – 68th Edition in IIT Bombay

The Course



This is the sixty eighth editions
of certificate course on Piping Engineering in IIT Bombay, this course needs no
introduction to the industry and the working professionals in the process
industry. Over 9000 engineers and 500 organizations in India and
abroad have so far benefited from this unique course in the last 24 years. It
would not be out of place here to highlight those features of the course which
have got it such massive support from industry circles. The last year saw three
editions of the course conducted in Sharjah and Dubai
for the benefit of the engineering community in the Middle
East countries. Piping Engineering is a truly multidisciplinary
subject. It draws its knowledge base from chemical, mechanical, civil,
electrical, metallurgical, instrumentation, control engineering, to name a few.
Traditionally, chemical or mechanical engineers have taken to this profession
and it is believed that about 10 years on-job experience and exposure can make
a few gifted ones ‘piping engineers’ in real sense. Design/engineering sector
as well as operating companies have always yearned for a formal training programme
in piping engineering so that this slow self-training approach could be replaced
by a fast track. Against this background the present course emerged.
Few design organizations as well
as eminent piping engineers joined hands with IIT Bombay and methodically
designed a formal Certificate Course on Piping Engineering for chemical and
mechanical engineering graduates. Once it was offered in 1991, the course has
had a fairy tale like journey and is the most sought after course in the
engineering circles. The course has undergone continuous revisions, helped to a
large extent by the feedback given by the participants and the industry. It is
now an optimal mixture of theory and practice. The instruction hours are shared
by IIT faculty and speakers from industry, the latter playing a significant
role. The activity was institutionalized through the formation of a Piping
Engineering Cell in CAD Centre which now conducts this course. The acceptance
of the course by the industry has virtually forced the hands of various
software houses and the Piping Engineering Cell has now a collection of most
state-of-the-art piping engineering software. These are extensively used during
the course. The open course is conducted twice every year, the winter edition
beginning in the first or second week of December and the Summer edition in the
first or second week of May. These are calendar events. Enrolment for the Winter
2015 course is now open. Please note that the medium of instruction in the
course is English.
In view of increasing demand from foreign participants for seats in this course
20 seats have been especially reserved for them this time. Although the last
date for all categories is the same, foreign participants are advised to apply
as early as possible so as to be able to complete the visa formalities.




Fresh or working, chemical or mechanical engineering graduates are normally
preferred. Few seats are also given to the instrumentation, production and
refinery engineering graduates on proven aptitude basis. Diploma holders are
normally not admitted. In exceptional cases, diploma holders with considerable
relevant experience (at least 7 Years) are admitted. It is an exposure level
course and the participant profile is young. Experienced working engineers from
operating companies and design organizations also attend in significant numbers
and have found the course a horizon – widening experience.
The vastness of the subject and limited duration of the course do not allow
in-depth coverage of each and every topic. The topics which are covered in
adequate details are as follows:
– Scope of Piping Engineering
– Codes and Standards
– Piping Elements & Specialties
– Mechanical Design Fundamentals
– Pipe Hydraulics & Sizing
– Piping Drawing Basics
– Development of Plot Plan
– Equipment Layout
– Process Piping Layout
– Utility Piping Layout
– Flexibility Analysis
– Selection of Supports & Expansion Joints
Exposure Level Lectures are delivered on some of the
following topics.
– Steam Engineering
– Transient Fluid Flow Analysis
– Cryogenic Storage
– Dynamic Analysis
– Process Insulation
– Instrumentation and Control
Practicals are an important part
of the course. The participants are encouraged to develop rational thinking
skills through a case study approach.
Exposure to important CAD tools
available in Piping Engineering arena is offered.
Multimedia teaching aids are incorporated. This allows display of three
dimensional plant models, carrying out computer aided design and engineering in
the class room itself, showing video clippings to support a point etc. At the
same time, all care is taken to emphasize on teaching rather than on
Certificate of Participation will be issued to the candidates who have
registered and participated in the course.



Rs. 65,000/- (self-financed candidates not working abroad /candidates sponsored
by Indian companies)
US $ 3500/- (Foreign
Nationals/Non-Resident Indians/Persons working abroad)
Course fees are inclusive of
Service Tax.
The course fees are inclusive of
one set of course material and working lunch. All other expenses are chargeable
Companies please note that the
courses conducted in IIT are exempt from Income Tax and hence no TDS should be



Subject to availability only bachelor accommodation is offered in the IIT
Students Hostels (Rs.250/- per day). IIT Guest House is not available.
Last Date of the Course.
The admissions are strictly on
first-come-first- served basis and would close latest by November 25, 2015.
Please note that this is the last
closing date and admissions are normally closed as soon as the seats are full.
As per past experience, seats would be full well before the last date.
To register, the accompanying registration form or its Xeroxes may be used.
Completed registration form along with Demand Draft for requisite amount drawn
in favor of Registrar, IIT Bombay, CEP Account must reach the course
coordinator on or before the appropriate last dates mentioned above.
seat is confirmed only after receipt of payment. Fees once paid are not
refundable under any circumstances. In special cases, transfer of registration
to the next course or replacement of the registered candidate by another
eligible candidate may be permitted.



Course Coordinator:
Prof. A. S. MOHARIR,
Piping Engineering Cell, CAD Centre,
Chemical Engineering Department, IIT Bombay
Powai, MUMBAI – 400076
Phone : 2572 0036, 2572 0035
2572 2545 extn. 4790, 4792, 4793
TeleFax : 2572 6450 Fax: 2572 3480
Email: pipingcell@iitb.ac.in , pipingcell.iitb@gmail.com



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