Onshore Pipeline Facilities - Design, Construction and Operations - PL-42

Discipline: Pipeline Engineering
Level: Foundation
Instructors who teach this course:
  • Mr. Jim Beasley
  • Mr. Josh Gilad
  • Mr. Stuart Watson


Related courses
Piping Systems - Mechanical Design and Specification - ME-41
Process Safety Engineering - PS-4
Onshore Gas Gathering Systems: Design and Operations - PF-45
About the course Designed For You will learn Course Content
About the course
Successful onshore pipeline businesses require personnel competent in fully integrated approaches to evaluation, planning, design, construction, operations, and asset integrity management. This intensive, 5-day foundation level course explores best practices for developing and maintaining pipeline systems that maximize life cycle reliability; employee, public, and environmental safety; and cost effectiveness. Design and operating exercises are an integral part of this course.
Designed For
Pipeline project managers and engineers, operations and maintenance supervisors, regulatory compliance personnel, and other technical professionals with 1-3 years of experience in natural gas, crude oil, refined petroleum products, LPGs, NGL, chemical, carbon dioxide pipeline engineering, construction, operations, or maintenance. This course is intended for participants needing a broad understanding of the planning, development, construction, start-up, and operating and asset integrity management of onshore pipelines.
You will learn
How To:
  • Apply regulatory codes, standards, and industry guidelines (API and others) that control and guide the permitting, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of pipeline facilities
  • Apply mechanical and physical principles to pipeline design, hydraulics, and material selection
  • Describe the importance of route selection, hydraulics, and pipeline infrastructure for long term profitability, reliability, and safety
  • Identify special design and construction challenges of onshore pipeline systems
  • Identify the principle interfaces and potential interrelationships of pipeline facilities, such as pump stations and terminals, on design and operations
  • Apply operational and maintenance tools and procedures to pipeline systems, including system monitoring and control, leak detection, custody measurement and quality control, asset integrity management, efficient and safe operations, and emergency response capability
Course Content
  • Regulations and code compliance requirements
  • Pipeline survey and routing
  • Proper system sizing and design
  • Equipment selection criteria
  • Facilities sites and design concern
  • Construction methods and contracting approaches
  • Operation and asset integrity management, including Pipeline Safety Management initiative (API 1173)