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An online intensive professional development training course on

Pipeline Operations & Maintenance

Equipment, Protection and Inspection

Why Choose this Online Training Course?

Pipeline systems for oil and gas industry play important role in modern industrial operations. The purpose of this AZTech online training course is to present basic characteristics of efficient operation of pipelines in various engineering applications.

This online training course will cover the interaction of pipelines with flow moving equipment, i.e. pumps and compressors and technical characteristics of operation of pump and compressor stations.

The delegates will be introduced to main points of inspection and testing according to relevant API standards.

They will also develop familiarity with methods of cleaning and other maintenance activities, including necessary repairs as prevention of failures.  The training course will include several workshops with real problems from industrial practice which will enable discussions and exchange of experiences.

This AZTech online training course will feature:

  • Main aspects of pipeline efficient and safe operation
  • Approaches to pipeline flow control and measurements
  • Processes of material degradation due to ageing and work load
  • Best practices for pipeline cleaning and maintenance
  • Inspection procedures and estimating remaining life of equipment

What are the Goals?

By the end of this AZTech online training course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify basic principles of safe operation & efficient maintenance of pipelines for various industrial applications
  • Develop deep understanding & familiarity with the practical aspects of operation and maintenance activities
  • Illustrate the concepts discussed and be provided with necessary experience in applying them
  • Use & follow the guidelines & best industrial practices related to operation, control, inspection & testing of pipelines

Who is this Online Training Course for?

This AZTech online training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Process, chemical and mechanical engineers working in petrochemical and process industry, including oil refineries and gas production companies where operation and maintenance of pipelines are high importance
  • Operation, technical service and maintenance professionals from various processing plants involved in everyday operation, control, inspection and maintenance of pipelines
  • Engineers and consultants dealing with planning of new production lines and retrofitting plants and introducing new technologies
  • Technical professionals responsible for maintenance and repair of equipment

How will this Online Training Course be Presented?

This AZTech online training course will be conducted along workshop principles with formal lectures and interactive worked examples included in several workshops. The emphasis in the training course will be on the explanation of all technical phenomena and providing answers to problems that are encountered in everyday industrial practice related to installation, operation and maintenance, as well as repair and alterations of pipeline systems.

Each learning point will be reinforced with practical examples. Computer animation and videos will be used to emphasise various topics of the online training course. There will be ample opportunities for active discussion and sharing professional experiences and exchange that will help solidify the gained knowledge.

Online Delivery

Each participant will be issued with with a hard and soft copy of the manual before the commencement of the online course. The online course will be delivered using a standard online conferencing platform. The experienced speaker will guide the participants through the manual and interject with the use of a visualiser (as a substitute for a flipchart), computer animations and videos. Actual metal samples will be used to explain the topics of materials testing and structural integrity. The participants will be systematically encouraged to ask questions and join in general discussion. The speaker will summarise and conclude any discussion to ensure that all the participants have fully understood the main points.

The Course Content

Day One: Overview of Technical Characteristics of Pipelines

  • Overview of Main Elements of Oil and Gas Pipeline Systems
  • Selection & Sizing of Pipelines: Flow Rate, MAWP, Pumping Power: ASME B31.3
  • Selection of Pipeline Material and Interaction with Working Fluid
  • Operation of Pump and Compressor Stations
  • Pipeline Flow Control and Measurements: Custody Transfer
  • Workshop: Examples and Solutions


Day Two: Operation & Material Degradation

  • Pipeline Material Ageing: Erosion, Corrosion & Stress Corrosion Cracking
  • Corrosion Direct Assessment: External (ECDA) and Internal (ICDA) Methods
  • Cathodic Protection, Coating and Other Technologies: Outer & Inner Surface
  • Metal Loss Inline Inspection (ILI) and Smart Pigging (NDT) Monitoring
  • Pipeline Fatigue, Cracks, Seam Defects and Ruptures
  • Workshop: Examples and Solutions


Day Three: Operation & Safety Management

  • Safety Instrumentation, Control Valves and other Safety Accessories
  • Transient Operation and Effects and Water Hammer
  • Pipeline Failure Prevention & Root Cause Analysis
  • Leak Detection Methods (LDAR) and Patrolling & Surveillance: SCADA
  • Inspection (RBI), Hydrostatic Test Methodology
  • Workshop: Examples and Solutions


Day Four: Maintenance Technologies

  • Pipeline Maintenance & Cleaning Technologies: Pipeline Reconditioning
  • Monitoring of Pipeline Vibrations and Support Integrity
  • Repair Technologies: Welding Of Composite Sleeves and Segment Replacements
  • Maintenance of Valves, Fittings and Accessories
  • Valve Repair: Hot Tapping, Temporary Plugging (Stopple)
  • Workshop: Examples and Solutions


Day Five: Testing & Monitoring in Operation

  • Hydrostatic Testing: Allowable Operating Pressure and Hydrostatic Test Pressure
  • Reliability and Availability of Pipelines in Operation
  • Risk Based Inspection (RBI)
  • Fitness for Service (FFS)
  • Estimate of Remaining Life of Equipment
  • Course Summary and Review

The Course Schedule

10:30 - 11:00


Welcome, Setup, Registration (Day 1 Only)

11:00 – 12:30


First Session

12:30 – 12:45


Break (15 minutes)

12:45 – 14:15


Second Session

14:15 – 14:30


Break (15 minutes)

14:30 – 16:00


Third Session

The Certificate

An AZTech e-Certificate will be given to delegates who attend and complete the online course


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