Piping engineering is one of the leading fields in oil gas industries where mostly mechanical or production engineers and diploma candidates can develop their carrier best.

As the advanced technologies came to play a major role in all industries, with the benefit from that. The piping fields improved by initiating the implementation of new technologies and also integrating with different fields that are for example automation, instrumentation, etc. piping is the only way to transport fluids to different locations and therefore we can’t neglect the importance of piping in any industry and other than the pipe it has different fittings (elbow, tee,..) components(valve, flanges,…) instruments and also process equipment (heat exchanger, boiler,…) are used then all combined we call it as piping or pipeline. unlike these fittings, piping is a combination of different fields too, as a result, there will be a huge carrier opportunity for civil, automation, instrumentation, chemical, and Petrochemical engineers in the field of work.


Piping engineering works based on fabrication techniques, as with the help of pipe and different fittings and components the fabrication must be done with the help of given design drawings (isometric drawings)

The piping part is divided into two different parts design and fabrication. With the help of different design software, the piping drawings are made (PDMS, SP3D). the next stage fabrication is done with the help of these designed drawings by piping engineer, piping supervisor, and piping foreman.

And the design and fabrication altogether form the structure.


Once the company takes a piping project in any field or in the oil and gas industry, the initial development should be based on procurement and manpower requirements once it is done and the design department can submit the design drawings (isometric drawing, gad, p&id). After the successful submission, the field engineers come into play. In accordance with the drawings given the field engineers should fabricate the piping in the field or the shop. The fabricated spool from the shop can be transported to the field and after being joined to the existing pipeline the complete structure can be fabricated. The fabrication is done by piping engineer, piping supervisor, piping foremen, site engineer, and also fabricators and welders. After all the work has been done next phase is the quality control, they can use different ndt tests and can find out any defects that affect the quality of the weld and it can be repaired by the welding inspector.

Future Scope

Piping engineering plays a vital role in all fields. Apart from oil and gas it also has scope in pharmaceutical, chemical, petrochemical, firefighting, f&b industries, power plants even it can be used for gas distribution or water distribution to different places even houses. by the addition of newly invented technologies, the piping work can be everything very easy mostly in quality and safety. The new technologies that may include are for example, picking& passivation of pipes, pipeline buoyancy, usage of floating and forced root tanks and by the help of these new advanced technology it will reflect in good quality and maintenance of piping and pipeline

Job Opening

BY FIELD                                                                                                                     

  1. Oil and gas refineries                                                  
  2. Shipyards                                                                      
  3. Petrochemical industries                                           
  4. Pharmaceutical industries                                         
  5. Chemical industries                                                     
  6. Power plants
  7. Firefighting industries


  1. Piping engineer
  2. piping supervisor
  3. piping foremen
  4. site engineer
  5. site supervisor
Author: Jerin James
Department: Oil and Gas Piping
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