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Process Piping Materials - Module 2

COURSE NO: M06-036
Process Piping Materials - Module 2
Course Highlights

This online engineering course provides fundamental knowledge of the design and selection of process piping materials. It covers the guidance on the applicable codes and materials. It gives the pertinent information of the most common ASME/ASTM codes and material standards highlighting the applications these are suited for. This course is the second of a 9-series module that cover the entire gamut of piping engineering in easy to learn format. All topics are introduced to readers with no or limited background on the subject.


Pipe materials are selected on the basis of service requirements, most important being the strength, and the corrosion resistance (stability). In making a choice, it is necessary to know what materials are available and to what extent they are suited to the specific application. The decision is quite involved and the choice is significantly affected by the environment and the intended use. Some problems may occur because of distortion and cracking caused by thermal expansion/contraction; typically, a high-temperature alloy might change 4 inch per ft. from ambient to 1,000°C (1,832°F).


This 6 PDH online course is intended for mechanical and chemical engineers, piping engineers and designers, operation and maintenance personnel, construction personnel, vendors and estimators, who need to know about piping components and systems.

Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Understanding the most common types of base materials used in the process industries
  • Understanding the selection criteria for piping materials covering service life, temperature, and pressure and corrosion considerations
  • Knowing the physical characteristics of piping materials required to prevent failures resulting from environment, normal operation time exposure and upset conditions
  • Familiarizing with the most commonly used ASTM material designation standards for Carbon Steel, Stainless Steel, Alloy Steels, Duplex Steel and other Non-Ferrous materials
  • Understanding the specific considerations to piping selection for extreme high and cold temperatures
  • Understanding the specific considerations for hydrocarbon industry and the piping selection issues in mitigating the effects of CO2 corrosion, Hydrogen exposure, Sulfides and Sulfurous Gases, Halogenation Environments, Carburizing, Nitriding, Sulfur, Amine, Caustic and Chloride environment
  • Learning about the various types of plastic pipe materials such as polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and High density polyethylene (HDPE)
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document titled, “Process Piping Materials”.

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Process Piping Materials (814 KB)
Course Quiz

Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of thirty (30) questions to earn 6 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on this course document.

The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

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