The course on “Fluid Categories” has been developed to explain the fundamentals of fluids services & categories in a particular project in detail. The content is organized in a systematic manner so that the first timers can also understand. Course content is based on practical problems and solutions, which is created by experienced professionals with decades of experience in the relevant field.
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The purpose of this article is to give answers to the basic questions about the course which commonly comes into the mind before enrolling to the published courses. So Let’s begin with details and look at various sections of the article.
What you’ll learn in this course?
In this course 5 Types of fluid categories have been explained in detail.
In a chemical plant there are no’s of fluids those aid in running the process operation. And there is always a need to classify these in groups for easy in design, operation and safety
Fluid services definition:
Fluid service is a general term, considering the application in piping system with taking in consideration the fluid properties, pressure, temperature and service condition.
In the early stage of the projects, the flows should be categorized by the means that discrimination among possible degrees of hazards.
ASME B31.3 includes three fluid service Categories and three special design considerations based on pressure, Temperature and Purity (Category D, Category M, High Pressure, High Purity, Elevated Temperature and Normal Fluid service), which provides a means of discriminating among possible degrees of hazard. Less stringent design, examination, and testing are permitted for fluid service of lower hazard and requirements that are more stringent are applied for more hazardous fluid service. All fluid services are considered Normal unless the owner designates them as other categories.
The code define fluid service as a general term concerning the application of a piping system, considering the combination of fluid properties (the fluid nature such as flammability, toxicity, etc.), operating condition, and other factors (such as experience, service conditions, and location involved) that establish the basis for design of the piping system.
What is the duration of course
Total duration of the course is 1.5 hours. However, it is recommended to watch the lecture at least thrice, so that the fundamentals covered can be easily grabbed.
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FAQs: Frequently asked Questions
Following section talks about the frequently asked questions along with the answers. However, the detailed explanation is there in the course.
1. What are the 3 types of fluids?
Fluid flow has of the following types:
- Steady or unsteady.
- Compressible or incompressible.
- Viscous or non-viscous, and.
- Rotational or irrotational.
2. What are category M fluids?
Category M Fluid Service is reserved for extremely
hazardous fluid services. Examples of fluid services that would usually be
designated as Category M include systems containing methyl isocyanate,
phosgene, and nerve gas.
3. What are Level 4 fluids?
Level 4 – Extremely Thick
It is a fluid which: Cannot be drunk from a cup. Cannot be sucked through a
straw. Shows some very slow movement under gravity but cannot be poured.
4. What is category N fluid?
Category “N” fluid service:
Normal fluid services that does not come under above 3. In “Appendix M” ASME B 31.3 there is a figure by which you can determine whether the fluid service is
category “D” or “M”, “N” or “K” .
5. What is service fluid?
The code define fluid service as a general term
concerning the application of a piping system, considering the combination of
fluid properties (the fluid nature such as flammability, toxicity, etc.),
operating condition, and other factors
- How are fluid flow classified?
The different types of fluid flow are: Steady and Unsteady Flow. Uniform and Non-Uniform Flow. Laminar and Turbulent Flow.
- What fluid service is covered under B31 3?
ASME B31. 3 includes three fluid service Categories and three special design considerations based on pressure, Temperature and Purity (Category D, Category M, High Pressure, High Purity, Elevated Temperature and Normal Fluid service), which provides a means of discriminating among possible degrees of hazard.
- What is fluid system service?
Fluid System means a power transmission system that uses the force of flowing liquids and gases to transmit power. Fluid systems include hydraulic systems and pneumatic systems.
- What is normal fluid service?
Normal Fluid Service: a fluid service pertaining to most piping covered by this Code, i.e., not subject to the rules for Category D, Category M, Elevated Temperature, High Pressure, or High Purity Fluid Service.
- What is category K fluid?
Category “K” fluid service: Fluid service for which the owner specifies the temperature and pressure rating more than 2500# or it specifies to use of chapter ix for piping design.
Recommendations to proceed further
- It is highly recommended that watching all the lecture continuously in a single sitting should be avoided.
- Prepare a schedule of 1-2 hours on daily basis.
- Write down the learning in short or in the form of your own notes
- List out the queries or doubts and share at Forums of Engineers Land.
- Join Telegram group and register to keep yourself updated with the latest published content on EPCLand and Engineers Land.
Top Benefits of Piping Engineering course
- Lifetime access once enrolled
- Same lecture can be watched as many times as you want
- Flexibility of time and location
- Readymade notes which can be referred before interviews and working on live projects
- Become part of professional communities on Telegram & Engineers Land.
Prerequisites of this course
- Willingness to learn
- Complete clarity on where you see yourself after 3-5 years
- Awareness of Energy sector (Click here to read about Scope of Piping Engineers)
How to be an expert in piping engineering
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To conclude, this article talks about the course details on Fluid Categories explaining what is covered and how to approach after Enrollment. Moreover, it explains how to be part of various professional communities related to piping engineering where candidates can join various ongoing discussions and share the queries.