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Selecting the Optimum Pipe Size (Timed & Monitored)

Randall W. Whitesides, P.E.

Faced with costly power, it makes little sense to select pipe size by "guessing" at a particular size's effectiveness. This course presents numerous methods of pipe size selection.

The course explains how to understand and apply fluid mechanics principles in the determination of optimum pipe size. Because it has been found that the majority of practicing Engineers are less interested in deep analysis and physical reasoning behind bottom-line equations, this course provides practical pipe size selection formulas which minimize cumbersome theoretical explanations and mathematical derivations. This 'jump-to-the-chase' approach along with ample worked-out example problems enables a quick understanding of the underlying concepts. The course deals with process, petroleum, and gas flows, and touches lightly on plumbing applications.

This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.

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For Timed & Monitored (T&M) online courses, you need to log into your account to view the course content. You must complete the required study time (min. 50 minutes for each PDH) before you can submit your quiz answers and obtain your certificate of completion. However, you may print out the quiz questions anytime after purchase.

You do not need to complete the T&M course in one sitting. You may view the course content from office or home using different devices with Internet connection. Our website will keep track of your total time spent. If necessary, you may print the course content for ease of reading while you are online. You may also preview the content of M270T by viewing the content of M270 since they are identical.

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NY PE & PLS: You must choose courses that are technical in nature or related to matters of laws and ethics contributing to the health and welfare of the public. NY Board does not accept courses related to office management, risk management, leadership, marketing, accounting, financial planning, real estate, and basic CAD. Specific course topics that are on the borderline and are not acceptable by the NY Board have been noted under the course description on our website.