Natural Gas and Propane Sizing

ASPE Webinar

An ASPE Technical Professional Education Program

Natural Gas and Propane Sizing

Original Air Date Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Earn Continuing Education Credits:
This one-hour contact program provides 0.1 CEU or 1.0 PDH.

This webinar will look at the different methods of sizing natural gas systems that are available to plumbing engineers and designers. The webinar is designed to help participants understand the sizing methods by using examples of various pressure ranges. Topics that will be discussed are as follows: 

  • Natural gas system pressure within buildings: 0.5 psig or less
  • Natural gas system pressures within buildings: Two pressure ranges. Primary pressure is not more than 2 psig and is reduced to a secondary pressure of more than 0.5 psig.
  • Natural gas system pressures within buildings: Three pressure ranges. Primary pressure is more than 2 psig but not more than 5 psig, and is reduced to secondary pressures of more than 0.5 psig but not more than 2 psig, and is reduced again to pressures of 0.5 psig or less.

In addition, the presenter will explore the use of sizing equations for high pressure systems of 1.5 psi and above as well as low pressure systems less than 1.5 psi. This webinar will provide the experienced plumbing engineer with the information and basic calculations needed to understand how to size natural gas systems and applications.

David Anelli is a senior associate of Heery Design in Orlando, Florida. As a project manager, he has been responsible for designing plumbing systems for both the Orlando and Philadelphia offices of Heery for the past 23 years. David joined ASPE in 1980 and is a member of the Central Florida Chapter. He has been a member of the ASPE board of directors since 1999 and currently serves on the Finance and Long-range Planning Committees. He contributed to the natural gas section of the Plumbing Engineering and Design Handbook of Tables.

Click here to view the archived webinar or to obtain your CEU certificate for the live webinar.

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