TMAS3006 - Piping Engineering


This course is no longer taught and is only available for examination. For a complete course description, see previous academic years.

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Written examination 100/100 3 hours

Course content

The course is divided into modules: Module 1 : Introduction Module 2 : Piping system components Module 3 : Drawings and other documents Module 4 : Pressure/temperature/flexibility design Module 5 : Materials Module 6 : Fabrication, assembly and erection Module 7 : Inspection, examination and testing Module 8 : Mechanical completion/commissioning /preservation Piping design is, in this course, defined as the layout and engineering of metal piping systems. The content of the modules is based on ASME B31.3 and piping relevant Norsok Standards. Training on and pipe stress analysis software Caesar II is part of this course.Caesar II is part of this course.

Learning outcome

Knowledge: The candidate should upon completing this course Understand: 1. That the use of codes, regulations and standards are the basics for safety and practical engineering of piping systems in process plants. 2. Piping terminology and how codes, regulations and standards are used in drafting and design of piping systems. Know and describe: 1. Main content of ASME B31.3 and piping relevant NORSOK standards. 2. Forces acting on a pipe system in operating conditions. 3. Ways of controlling and reducing forces acting on a pipe system in operating conditions. 4. Operation and maintenance considerations as set forward in ASME B.31.3 and piping relevant Norsok standards 5. Commonly used metallic piping materials and their serviceability 6. Insulation and surface treatment of piping components and systems 7. Fabrication and control of prefabricated pipe spools. 8. Installation challenges and safety issues related to pipe spools. 9. Relevant inspection, examination and testing issues related to prefabrication of pipe spools. 10. Handover and finalization process of a piping installation. 11. Commonly used components in piping systems. 12. Piping documentation requirements. Skills: The candidate should be able to use ASMEB31.3 relevant Norsok Standards and TR2000 for pipe design, drafting and simple calculations. The examinee should be able to do simple 3D modelling of piping and use a relevant computer program for stress evaluation of a simple 3D model. The candidate should have skills to read P&ID's and Isometric piping drawings with all their symbols. General competence: The candidate has insight into environmental, health-related, social and economic consequences of products and solutions within the discipline, and is able to put these into an ethical and a product lifecycle perspective. The candidate knows how to impart knowledge, orally and in writing, in English, and contributes to make visible the importance of technology and its consequences. The candidate reflects on own professional performance. The candidate contributes to development and best practice by participating in professional discussions in the field, and by sharing knowledge and experience with colleagues and others. The candidate is ready to work as a junior engineer under the supervision of senior engineers

Learning methods and activities

- All lectures to be streamed. Recorded lectures to be placed on black board - Lecture sessions in a student active class room situation. - Supervised exercises. - Training in computer lab, on Caesar II . - Mandatory online Quizzes and Caesar II design report.

Compulsory assignments

  • Compulsory exercise

Further on evaluation

Mandatory work from previous semester can be accepted by the Department by re-take of an examination if there have not been any significant changes later. If there is a re-sit examination, the examination form may be changed from written to oral. Permitted examination aids: All calculators are allowed. Tekniske tabeller Redigert av Jarle Johannssen. Formulas attached to the exam paper.

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Materials engineering (FTHINGMAT)
Mechanical engineering (FTHINGMA)
Oil and Gas Technology (FTHINGOG)

Required previous knowledge

Access Restricted. Requires that you have been granted access to technology studies at NTNU.

Course materials

Will be announced at the start of the course. *The book: Process piping. The complete guide to ASME B31.3 by Charles Becht IV is highly recommended. *All course material in English.he complete guide to ASME B31.3 by Charles Becht IV is highly recommended

More on the course

Version: A
Credits:  10.0 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III


Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Machine Design and Materials Technology - Mechanical Integrity
  • Off-Shore Technology
  • Machine Design
  • Chemistry and processing
  • Engineering Subjects
Contact information


Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Written examination 100/100 2021-12-02 15:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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