Seminar Overview

Available in both virtual and in-person, instructor-led formats, this two-day 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. It teaches students how to recognize and repair common problems found in commercial buildings…..without relying on outside contractors. 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.

This 2-day seminar is just $1,195.

What is Virtual Instructor-led Training (VILT)?

Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT) is a live audio and video classroom experience over the internet with 100% interaction with the instructor, from the comfort of your own home or workplace. All you need is an internet connection, a microphone, and a webcam, and you can join the session from anywhere. With full audio and video capabilities, you are equipped with the tools you need for maximum learning. Visit our Virtual Instructor-Led Training page to learn more about the benefits of VILT.

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Day One - 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

Day Two - Discussion Topics

Now that the foundation of pipe systems is in place, Day Two focuses on maintenance and troubleshooting.  We will begin with testing piping systems and work to identify the most common system problems and how to solve them.  We’ll review troubleshooting tests and valve maintenance before moving to plumbing fixtures and appliances.  We’ll conclude the training examining sanitary and storm drainage systems, traps and cleanouts.

Testing piping Systems and Equipment

  • Pretests
  • Service Flow Tests
  • Head Pressure Tests
  • Hydrostatic Tests
  • Steam Blow Tests
  • Drainage Lines

Valve Maintenance

  • Types- Manual Control, Pilot Control & Automatic Operation
  • Valve Storage & Handling
  • Leakage
  • Valve Testing
  • Valve Maintenance – Packing, Lapping & Adjustments
  • Gasket & Washer Maintenance

Hot taps

  • Hot Tap Safety
  • Repairing & Replacing Hot Tap Fittings

Plumbing Fixtures and Appliances

  • Strainers & Strainer Maintenance
  • Overflows • Connections
  • Wall-Hung Fixtures: Sinks, Toilets & Water Fountains
  • Floor Drains
  • Shower & Emergency Wash Stalls
  • Prohibited Fixtures

Sanitary and Storm Drainage Systems

  • ABS, PVC, Cast Iron & Other Materials
  • Fittings
  • Assigning Fixture Units to Plumbing Fixtures
  • Sizing Drainage Lines and Venting the Piping Systems


  • Trap Seals
  • Floor Drain Traps
  • Prohibited Traps


  • Sizing and Location of Cleanouts
  • Cleanout Maintenance

Water Distribution Systems

  • Municipal Services
  • Pressure
  • Backflow-prevention
  • Flushometer valves
  • Water Pressure Regulation
  • Water Hammer
  • Water Conservation Equipment
  • Potable Water Supply & Distribution
  • Water Quality Problems & Solutions

Plumbing & pipefitting Maintenance Program

  • Best Practices in Plumbing & Pipefitting Maintenance


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Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Upon completion of this seminar, the student will receive a certification of completion with 8 classroom hours (.8 TPC Training 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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