Piping engineering as an engineering discipline has not been widely known by the wider community. Piping engineering is only recognized in the certain working community primarily in an engineering community and people whose work is related to Engineering, Procurement, Construction Company or known as EPC Company. The EPC Company job is to carry out the detailed engineering design of the project, procure all the equipment and materials necessary, and then construct to deliver a functioning facility or asset to their clients. Some of the famous EPC companies are WorleyParsons, Technip, Samsung Engineering and Saipem.
In the academic circles, Piping engineering is not so well known when compared with other engineering fields such as Mechanical engineering. The website about Mechanical engineering is much more than the Piping engineering website. Piping engineering is also not included in the 5 major branches of engineering i.e. Aerospace engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering. Wikipedia.org even only recognizes 4 major branches of engineering, namely chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering exclude Aerospace engineering. In this world, there is only one university in the United States who opened the BSc program in the field of Process Plant Piping Design Engineering.
The word “piping” is defined as a system consisting of a number of pipes or a collection of pipes. While the pipe is a tool that serves to move or flow a fluid of liquid, gas or steam from one place to another. The word “engineering” is defined as discipline and profession that applies scientific theories, mathematical methods, and empirical evidence to design, create, and analyze technological solutions cognizant of safety, human factors, physical laws, regulations, practicality, and cost. Simply put, piping engineering is defined as a discipline that applies about piping in an effort or job to design, analyze and create a piping system that delivers fluid from one place to another so that it can benefit humankind.