Seminar Overview

Regardless of what type of plant or facility you operate in, plumbing and piping systems are critical to keeping your building and equipment up and running at all times. When pipes or plumbing are inoperable, it not only can affect the way an entire facility operates, but it may even shut parts of it down. TPC Training's Plumbing and Pipefitting for Plants and Buildings training seminar provides in-house technicians and engineers the skills they need to keep plumbing and piping systems functioning at all times and how to recognize and repair common problems found in commercial buildings... without relying on outside contractors.

Discussion Topics

We start with the basics on Day One of the Plumbing and Pipefitting seminar. We will discuss fundamentals of pipes; schematic drawings, codes, sizes, fittings, joints, and insulation. One this day we lay the groundwork for the second day of training.


  • Plumbing & Pipefitting Terms & Definitions
  • Materials and Tools
  • Safety Principles

Reading Plumbing and Pipefitting Drawings

  • Drawings & Detail Sheets
  • Piping System Color Code Identification

Codes & Regulations

  • Finding & Following Plumbing Codes
  • Sewer Requirements
  • Prohibited Fittings & Practices
  • Protection of Piping & Structures
  • Seismic Restraint Requirements

Piping & Piping Systems

  • Piping Materials and Construction
  • Pipe Sizing
  • Pipe Lagging
  • Fittings
  • Expansion Joints
  • Guides & Anchors
  • Support and Labeling Requirements
  • Excavation & Underground Systems

Plumbing Joints and Fittings

  • Types of Joints & Fittings
  • Wiped
  • Solvent Cement Plastic Pipe
  • Flanged Fixture Connections
  • Soldered Joints

Piping Insulation

  • Energy Loss
  • Material Selection
  • Sizing
  • Asbestos Insulation
  • Best Practices for Removing & Installing Insulation

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Upon completion of this seminar, the student will receive a certification of completion with 8 classroom hours (.8 Trainco CEUs) per day attended. Visit our continuing education units page to determine if this class is accepted by your state licensing agency.

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*Per OSHA guidelines, TPC Training instructor-led OSHA-30 courses must be taken in an in-person format.