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An intensive professional development training course on

Pipeline Design and Installation

Why Choose this Training Course?

Pipeline systems for oil and gas industry are of very high importance in complex industrial operations. The purpose of this course is to present and explain the procedure for hydraulic and mechanical design of pipeline systems, with the emphasis on mechanical integrity of piping systems according to ASME B31.3 and other the relevant API standards and codes. The basic elements of pipeline installation and commissioning will be explained, as well as the best practices for maintenance programmes.

The delegates will be introduced to the main points of inspection and testing according to relevant API standards. It is deemed very important for the delegates to have full understanding of the safety aspects of the design and installation by taking into account the material degradation processes, risk analysis of equipment failures and available prevention and technologies. The course will include several workshops with real problems from industrial practice which will enable discussions and exchange of experiences

The course will feature:

  • Principles of pipeline hydraulic and mechanical design according to standards
  • Selection of instrumentation for pipeline flow measurements and control
  • Safety devices necessary for pipeline reliability
  • Guidelines for pipeline installation and commissioning
  • Pipeline inspection procedures
  • Best methods for pipeline maintenance

 

What are the Goals?

The goal in the course is to help the delegates to develop deep understanding and familiarity with the safety aspects of pipeline hydraulic and mechanical design taking into account the mechanical integrity of all components of equipment. The course will also present important steps of installation and commissioning procedure according to existing standards and codes as well as pipeline inspection and testing. Several workshops with examples from real industrial world will be solved as a team work, and they will illustrate the concepts discussed and also provide delegates with necessary experience in applying them.

By the end of this course, delegates will be able to follow the guidelines and best industrial practices related to:

  • Hydraulic and Mechanical design of main elements of pipelines
  • Selection and installation of accessories for safety operation
  • Installation and commissioning of pipelines
  • Inspection and testing of pipelines and associated equipment
  • Implementation of efficient maintenance programs

 

Who is this Course for?

This course will be of benefit to all levels of technical personnel in the plant:

  • Process and mechanical engineers involved in design and installation of pipelines
  • Technical professionals involved in flow control, inspection and maintenance of pipelines
  • Engineers dealing with planning the new production lines
  • Consultants involved in retrofitting plants and introducing new technologies
  • Technical professionals responsible for maintenance and repair of equipment
 

How will this Training Course be Presented?

The course will be conducted along workshop principles with formal lectures and interactive worked examples included in several workshops. The emphasis in the course will be on the explanation of all technical phenomena and providing answers to problems that are encountered in everyday industrial practice related to design and installation and commissioning of pipeline systems

Each learning point will be reinforced with practical examples. There will be ample opportunities for active discussion and sharing professional experiences and exchange that will help solidify the gained knowledge. All course materials will be provided.

 

The Course Content

Day One: Pipeline Systems Overview

  • Overview of Pipelines and Pipeline Connections
  • Main Elements of Pipeline Systems
  • Design Standards & Codes
  • Properties of Fluids: Viscosity, Density, Corrosiveness
  • Materials for Pipeline Systems: Selection & Protection Methods
  • Workshop: Examples and Problem Solutions

 

Day Two: Pipeline System Layout and Hydraulic Design

  • Principles of Pipeline Layout
  • Calculation of Friction Losses & Pressure Drop in Pipeline
  • Calculation of Pipeline System Curve (Q-H)
  • Pipe Sizing Based on Pumping Power Requirements
  • Selection of Pump & Calculation of NPSH
  • Workshop: Examples and Problem Solutions

 

Day Three: Pipeline System Mechanical Design

  • Mechanical Design Procedure According to ASME B31.3
  • Characteristics of Flanges, Gaskets, Elbows, Bends
  • Design and Drafting Methodology: PID Symbols & PFD Diagrams
  • Pipeline Load Estimates: Stresses and Thermal Movements
  • Pipeline Vibrations & Support Systems Calculation
  • Workshop: Examples and Problem Solutions

 

Day Four: Selection of Control Valves & Safety Instrumentation

  • Flow Rate Measurements and Custody Transfer
  • Instrumentation Selection
  • Control Valve Selection and Sizing Guidelines
  • Safety Devices Selection & Installation
  • Workshop: Examples and Problem Solutions

 

Day Five: Pipeline Installation & Commissioning

  • Installation & Commissioning of Pipelines
  • Problems in Operation & Maintenance Methodologies
  • Condition Monitoring & Inspection
  • Fitness for Service Analysis (API 579)
  • Summary and Conclusions

 

The Certificate

  • AZTech Certificate of Completion for delegates who attend and complete the course

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