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  • August 2, 2021 - August 13, 2021
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Course Length:    10 Days          Course Dates: August 2 – 13, 2021          Course Venue:         Calgary, Alberta, Canada


Course Description:

 This course is designed to provide a concise coverage of the principles that govern the design, analysis, construction, operation, inspection and maintenance of piping and pipeline systems. It is designed for industry professionals who are seeking knowledge in this field to become more relevant in their functionality roles, as it pertains to piping and pipeline engineering projects.  Practical of piping and pipeline engineering systems will be covered. Participants will be involved in class project examples and problems illustrating the application of discussed principles (often in small teams) to share approaches to problem-solving.

Who Should Attend?

This course is designed for piping and pipeline engineering implementing professionals, project managers, project developers, project & design engineers, process engineers, facility engineers, operation engineers, and asset managers

What You Will Gain:

  • Key principles and techniques in piping/pipeline design, construction, welding, installation, operation, inspection and maintenance
  • Pipeline specifications, standards and codes
  • Key requirements that define pipeline routing
  • Fluid properties and processes and their importance into pipeline design and construction
  • Similarities and differences in onshore and offshore pipelines
  • Competencies in assessing pipeline failures and preventing damages
  • Safety and environmental regulations in pipeline design
  • Key performance indicators to monitor and assess pipeline performance
  • Key components of piping systems – fittings, flanges and valves
  • Knowledge of piping isometrics and bill of materials
  • Key knowledge and requirements for manifold systems, gathering systems (such as radial, axial, loop, well center and trunk line systems) and flowline characteristics




Introduction and Overview

    1. Pipeline basics and factors influencing pipeline design
    2. Pipeline route selection
    3. Codes and standards affecting pipeline design, construction, operation and maintenance
    4. Pipeline design principles – hydraulics, mechanical design, materials of construction
    5. Pipeline construction fundamentals
    6. Pipeline protection and maintenance
    7. Pipeline economics
    8. Physical quantities and units used in pipeline design
    9. Case studies

Pipeline Design, Operation and Maintenance Standards

    1. Codes and specifications
    2. Codes and standards governing pipeline design, operation and maintenance
    3. Common features of pipeline codes and standards
    4. Symbols and units used in pipeline design standards
    5. Abbreviation used in pipeline design standards
    6. Information typically contained in piping specifications
    7. Guidelines for piping/pipeline operation and maintenance
    8. Case studies

Pipeline Routing

    1. Introduction to pipeline routing
    2. Factors influencing pipeline routing
    3. Pipeline routing” rules of thumbs”
    4. Tools and data used in pipeline routing
    5. Considerations of alternative routes
    6. Case studies

Single and Multiphase Flow

    1. Fluid flow fundamentals
    2. Basic hydrodynamics
    3. Multiphase flow fundamentals
    4. Coping with fluctuations in pipeline operating conditions
    5. Optimization of line size, pressure drop and location of pumping stations
    6. Hydrate formation and prevention
    7. Wax formation and prevention
    8. Design optimization of oil and gas pipelines
    9. Case studies

General Pipeline Design Considerations

    1. Forces and stresses in pipelines
    2. Criteria for mechanical design including code criteria
    3. Specified minimum yield strength of pipeline materials
    4. Mechanical design equations – calculations of maximum allowable pressure, and minimum required wall thickness of pipelines
    5. Sustainable loads in pipelines and stresses due to thermal expansion/contraction
    6. Estimating the maximum span of unsupported pipe
    7. Offshore spanning, spanning control and spanning correction
    8. Design of pipeline riser for offshore pipelines. Pipeline shore approaches
    9. Case studies


Pipeline Materials

    1. Common pipeline materials
    2. Metallurgy and manufacture of low alloy, carbon manganese steel pipes
    3. Effect of treatment of pipeline steels
    4. Flexible and composite pipelines
    5. High pressure and high temperature pipelines
    6. Case studies

Onshore Pipeline Construction

    1. Sequence of construction activities
    2. Construction equipment
    3. Preparing of the right of way for the pipeline
    4. Stringing the pipeline
    5. Bending
    6. Welding and post-weld qualification
    7. Lowering
    8. Tie-in and assembly
    9. Testing and inspection
    10. Back filling of trench
    11. Construction techniques used in water crossing
    12. Commissioning the pipeline
    13. Case studies

Offshore Pipeline Construction

    1. Construction methods (lay barges, reel barges, pull and tow)
    2. Pipeline trenching methods
    3. Pipeline bundles
    4. Pipe in pipe method
    5. Flexible pipelines and umbilical
    6. Cross country and offshore system welding
    7. Case studies

Pipeline Installation

    1. Pipeline installation methods
    2. Pipeline bending stress control
    3. Pipeline on-bottom stability control
    4. S-lay, J-lay, deep water installation
    5. Allowable installation stresses/fatigue
    6. Burial methods and depths
    7. Case studies


Pipeline Commissioning, Operation, Maintenance and Failures

    1. Pipeline pressure testing and pre-commissioning
    2. Flow assurance
    3. Pigging operations
    4. Pipeline integrity management
    5. Pipeline condition monitoring and inspection
    6. Leak detection and emergency planning
    7. Defect assessment
    8. Intervention, repair and modification
    9. Failure modes
    10. Risks, reliability and safety
    11. Environmental and regulatory requirements
    12. Case studies

Pipeline Protection

    1. Possible causes and consequences of pipeline damage
    2. Prevention of pipeline damage
    3. Corrosion fundamentals
    4. Characteristics and properties of pipeline coatings
    5. Cathodic protection
    6. internal corrosion
    7. Stress corrosion cracking
    8. Pipeline integrity programs
    9. Thermal coatings and pipeline insulation
    10. Weight coating for stability on seabed
    11. Case studies

Pipeline Economics and Asset Management

    1. Introduction to pipeline economics
    2. Terminology used in pipeline economics
    3. Key performance indicators for monitoring and assessing pipeline performance
    4. Case studies

Advanced Analysis and Design of Piping and Pipeline Systems

    1. Basic Pipeline Engineering Drawings using CAD with Autocad, CADWorkx and Ceaser II
    2. Using 3D modeling commands in a standard CAD software package to produce various types of 3D models
    3. Using the CAD software package to produce standard and non-standard orthogonal, isometric and pictorial views from the 3D models
    4. Case studies
    5. Detailed design considerations and fundamental concepts
    6. Conceptual design, front end engineering design and detailed design
    7. Flow analysis and structural analysis of piping and pipeline systems
    8. Piping and pipeline design-to-construction phases
    9. Examples of analysis and design of piping and pipeline systems
    10. Piping and pipeline codes
    11. Piping and pipeline specifications
    12. Equipment lists
    13. Instruments and instrument symbols
    14. Stress isometrics and bill of materials
    15. Piping system components (flange ratings, flange types, different types of valves and their applications, valve data tables, piping restraints)
    16. Case studies

Fabrication/Construction/Inspection/Integrity Assessment for Piping and Pipeline Systems

    1. Carbon contents and its effects on weldability of steel
    2. Hydrogen attack and cold working
    3. Management of fabrication projects
    4. Review of available methods for material preparation, high productivity and optimized cost welding
    5. Examples on construction considerations for piping and pipeline systems
    6. Triggers of structural integrity assessments in piping and pipeline systems
    7. Advanced non-destructive testing techniques for weld inspection
    8. Data collection for integrity assessment
    9. In-service inspection requirements for piping and pipeline systems
    10. Assessment of piping and pipeline systems
    11. Structural fatigue assessments of piping and pipeline systems
    12. Examples on inspection and integrity assessment of in-service piping and pipeline systems

Life Extension, Maintenance, Repairs and Risk Management Practices for Piping and Pipeline Systems

    1. Generic framework of life extension projects for piping and pipeline systems
    2. Challenges of piping and pipeline asset life extension
    3. Considerations and planning of life extension projects
    4. Life extensions analysis for piping and pipeline components
    5. Maintenance of ageing facilities versus maintenance of facilities within design life
    6. Examples on life extension practices for piping and pipeline systems
    7. Typical maintenance practices for piping and pipeline system
    8. Inspection, maintenance and repair technologies
    9. Application of risk analysis methods to new piping and pipeline system
    10. Examples on maintenance, repairs and risk management in piping and pipeline system
    11. Field case studies