Fresh off of volume two of his piping series, Advanced Piping Design, Peter Smith has joined forces with
skilled consultants to take his piping series to the next level. The Planning Guide to Piping Design covers the
entire process of planning a plant model project from conceptual to mechanical completion, and explains
where the piping lead falls in the process along with his roles and responsibilities. Piping Engineering Leads (or
PEL's) used to only receive on-the-job training to learn the operation of producing a process plant. Over time,
more schools and programs have developed a more advanced curriculum for piping engineers and designers.
However, younger generations of engineers and designers are growing up with a much more technological
view of piping design and are in need of a handbook that will explain the proven methods of planning and
monitoring the piping design in step-by-step processes. This handbook will provide mentors in the process
piping industries the bridge needed for the upcoming engineer and designer to grasp the requirements of
piping supervision in the modern age.