Candidates may bring their own line diagrams to be used as case studies if notice is given in advance.
The pipe sizing course is divided into four optional elements:
1. Pipe sizing by hand, £ 36
How to use the pipe sizing charts in IGEM/UP/2 in a fully-developed pressure loss allocation method, together with some little-known tips and tricks for sizing natural gas systems up to 75 mbar operating pressure.
2. Pipe sizing using an app - new systems, £ 36
How to use the Pressure Drop Calculator (PDC) developed by RAD Training for sizing larger natural gas and LPG propane systems for all pressure ranges, pipe diameters and pipe materials. Includes a copy of the PDC.
3. Pipe sizing extensions to a system, £ 36
How to determine the feasibility of adding new extensions to existing systems, including whether existing pipes will need to be upsized.
4. Understanding gas flow in pipes, £ 36
For the curious: a deeper understanding the physics and mathematics of gas flow through pipes, including a discussion of the limitations of the pipe sizing charts and formulae which have been developed over the years.