Pipeline Operations & Maintenance.

06 – 10 December 2021

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Public R15, 999.00

Online R9, 999.00

Online R9, 999.00

Introduction:

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

This 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 participants will be introduced to the 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

Target Group:

  • 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 the planning of new production lines and retrofitting plants and introducing new technologies
  • Technical professionals responsible for the maintenance and repair of equipment

Course Objectives:

At the end of this course the 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 the necessary experience in applying them
  • Use & follow the guidelines & best industrial practices related to operation, control, inspection & testing of pipelines

Targeted Competencies:

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

Course Content:

Unit 1: Overview of Technical Characteristics of Pipelines:

  • 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

Unit 2: Operation & Material Degradation:

  • Pipeline material aging: 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

Unit 3: 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

Unit 4: 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)

Unit 5: 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)
  • The estimate of remaining life of equipment

End of Workshop

IN HOUSE AND ONLINE TRAINING

While both In-House and Online training can present with cost-effectiveness and time-efficacy, there are some very specific differences between in-house courses and those based online.
The demand for additional courses by individuals or groups of people is increasing. Still, it depends entirely on the preferences of a person what type of training he or she wants to receive. Online courses and in-house training carry some similarities but they are considered to exhibit some very pivotal differences too. Despite that, both types of learning can be really beneficial for attendees.

For Registration and other Training arrangements,
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