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

Discipline: Pipeline Engineering
Level: Foundation
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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 team exercises are an integral part of this course.

For the virtual session, class hours will be 08:00-12:00 Central US time (GMT-5:00), Monday through Friday each week.

"Everything was well-organized. The subject itself was very interesting to me and applicable to my job." - Design Engineer, Kazakhstan

"Well-rounded course material. We covered what seems like all different areas of pipeline design, including areas I hadn't thought about such as ROWs." - Logistics Projects Engineer, United States
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.
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
  • Apply mechanical and physical principles to pump and compressor selection
  • Describe the important factors in station design
  • Describe the importance of route selection and hydraulics for long term profitability, reliability, and safety
  • Identify special design and construction challenges of onshore pipeline systems
  • Describe methods of river and road crossings, HDD crossings, and bores
  • 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, including system monitoring and control, leak detection, corrosion control, custody measurement and quality control, asset integrity management, and emergency response planning
  • Regulations and code compliance requirements
  • Pipeline survey and routing
  • Mechanical and hydraulic design
  • Proper system sizing and design
  • Equipment selection criteria
  • Facilities sites and design concern
  • Construction methods and contracting approaches
  • Operations and asset integrity management