InIPED - International Institute for Plant Engineering and Design

The International Institute of Plant Engineering and Design was established in February 2011 as a joint venture between University of Zaragoza (Spain) and Red-Bag (The Netherlands).  Red-Bag formed out of the remnants of the major EPC Badger.

The process and power plants require high quality and efficient engineering and design. With the retirement of senior engineers knowledge and valuable experience is likely to get lost which will have an impact on the work quality and efficiency. 

Executives today recognise that their firms face a wave of retirements over the next decade as the baby boomers hit retirement age.  The evolution from an older, traditional, highly-experienced workforce to a younger, more mobile, more computer oriented employee base poses significant challenges.  At the other end of the talent pipeline, the younger workforce is developing a different set of values and expectations, which creates new recruiting and employee retention issues.   

The Institute recognises this evolution and provides the means to mitigate this threat.  Solutions to the problem presented here include sharing experiences, interviews/videotaping and training. 

20CC has been selected to spearhead the promotionof the Institute in the UK.

InIPED courses can cover the range of Plant Design disciplines that interface with piping, so that pipers can have a complete understanding of the entire design process. 

Module Structure 



Note that modules cover the range of project disciplines.

The small yellow triangles indicate the modules which comprise the Introductory Piping Course.

Most courses will be online, but some face-to-face UK courses will be held.

●     Instructors are provided by InIPED

○     Senior engineers and designers from major EPCs and Petrochemical companies pass on their experience over the range of engineering disciplines involved in plant design.

○     Therefore the employees client company does not have to assign a trainer and lose his productive time.

○     The instructor “owns” the module content and continues to develop it, as influenced by response of the participants at each presentation.

○     The assignments are real-life and practical, because the instructors work on plant design.

●     Learning achieved by proactive work over an extended period

○     Problem based learning is used to stimulate the learning experience 

○     Work in groups via web conference 

○     The students are encouraged to adopt a proactive role and learn from their colleagues as well as the instructor.

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