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Plant Piping

Design, Structural Integrity and Maintenance

Why Choose this Online Training Course?

Compared with other forms of transport, pipelines allow a more continuous, stable, and high-capacity supply of hydrocarbons to reach end-users. Pipeline transportation has the advantages of being well established, efficient, cost-effective, and readily expandable. The products carried in liquid pipelines include a wide range of materials. Process fluid systems gather production from onshore and offshore fields, while transmission lines transport them to terminals, interconnection points, and refineries.

This online training course will combine the various disciplines of pipeline engineering, including design, structural integrity, hydraulic considerations, maintenance as well as the applications of relevant cones such as ASME B31.3 and API 570.  The delegates will be introduced to main points of inspection and testing according to relevant ASME and API standards. 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 design and manufacturing considerations
  • Knowledge of the governing principles, related to pipeline hydraulics and sizing
  • Relevant structural integrity and corrosion principles
  • Main types of pipeline failure and mitigation techniques
  • Introduction to relevant ASME and API codes
  • Relevant pipe maintenance techniques

What are the Goals?

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

  • Develop deep understanding & familiarity basic principles of pipeline design for various industrial applications.
  • Be familiar with the practical aspects of structural integrity, related to pipeline operation
  • Have a knowledge of the various types structural and corrosion failure in relation to process pipes
  • Have an understanding of aspects of pipe maintenance practises
  • Have the necessary knowledge of relevant piping codes, such as ASME and API
  • Use & follow the guidelines & best industrial practices related to the design and operation of pipelines

Who is this Online Training Course for?

This AZTech online training course is suitable for 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 online training course will utilise a variety of proven adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension and retention of the information 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 installation, operation and maintenance, as well as repair and alterations of pipeline systems.

Each learning point will be reinforced with practical examples. Computer simulations and videos will be used to illustrate the main aspects of the course. Delegates will receive electronic versions of the course material together with relevant computer simulations and videos. There will be ample opportunities for active discussion and sharing professional experiences and exchange that will help solidify the gained knowledge.

The Course Content

Day One: Overview of Pipelines and Pipeline Hydraulics

  • Overview of main elements of oil and gas pipelines and systems
  • Types of Metallic pipes
  • Main manufacturing techniques, seamless, welded, etc.
  • Flange types
  • Gasket types

Day Two: Mechanical Design Considerations

  • Mechanical testing and mechanical materials properties
  • Mechanical Test Requirements, Charpy Impact, Hardness, etc.
  • Additional Failure Types, Fracture and Fatigue
  • Support types, spans, expansion loops and expansion joints
  • Stress analysis examples, thermal expansion
  • Maximum allowable pressure and wall thickness calculations and corrosion allowance

Day Three: Pipeline Corrosion Damage and Corrosion Mitigation

  • Corrosion principles
  • Types of corrosion: Uniform, Hydrogen induced, Stress Corrosion Cracking, etc.
  • Cathodic Protection: Sacrificial Anodes, Impressed Current
  • Pipeline Coatings

Day Four:  Pipeline Maintenance and Inspection

  • Pigging methods for cleaning
  • Pigging Inspection
  • Hot Tapping, line stopping
  • Hydro-testing
  • Inspection (NDT) techniques, x-ray, ultrasonic, holiday detection, etc.

Day Five: Inspection and Codes

  • Overview of ASME B31, API, etc., pipe design codes
  • Welding requirements and Inspection
  • Pipe repair consideration
  • Overview of API 570 Pipe Inspection Code

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 Certificates


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