Fundamentals of Onshore and Offshore Pipeline Systems - PL-4

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This intensive, ten-day foundation level course covers the design, construction, and operation of pipeline systems. The focus is on pipeline routing, hydraulics, mechanical design, and construction for both onshore and offshore pipelines. The result of this course is cost-effective, safe and environmentally sound design, construction, inspection, operation, and maintenance of pipelines. Design problems and group projects are an integral part of this course.

Technical professionals new to the pipeline business or needing a broad understanding of the pipeline business including: pipeline project managers, pipeline engineers, facilities engineers, pipeline design and construction engineers, engineering and construction contractors.

You will Learn:

  • How to apply mechanical and physical principles to all phases of pipeline design, construction, and operation
  • Identify similarities and differences of onshore and offshore pipeline systems
  • Incorporate construction methods, commissioning, pressure testing, and start-up into the design of a pipeline system
  • Applying safety and environmental regulations for a sound design
  • Common sense methods and technical requirements to define pipeline routes and facilities locations
  • The importance of fluid properties and process to pipeline systems design and construction

Course Content:

  • Pipeline systems definition and applications
  • Codes and standards related to pipelines
  • Pipeline hydraulics: single-phase gas and liquids, multiphase fluids and heavy/waxy crudes
  • Major design considerations for strength, stability, and installation
  • Pipeline survey and mapping
  • Pipeline route engineering
  • Pipeline materials and components
  • Corrosion and cathodic protection of pipelines
  • Special design aspects, covering such issues as risers, slug catchers, pigging facilities, etc
  • Basic design considerations for pipeline facilities
  • Pipeline construction for cross country and offshore systems focusing on welding
  • Pressure testing, pre-commissioning, and commissioning
  • Pipeline integrity aspects including in-line inspection
  • Leak detection and emergency planning considerations
  • Repairs and modification considerations
  • Safety, environmental, and regulatory requirements

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