Pipeline Design and Integrity Engineering

28-08-2022 - 01-09-2022 3300 Abu Dhabi


Course Introduction:


The design of a pipeline program remains the most important factor in the success of the project. This highly technical training program is intended to teach participants how best to design pipelines given different considerations.


Participants will learn how to assimilate the environment, types of corrosion, the length and types of hydrocarbon, whether oil or gas or refined products (single or multi product pipeline) as well as the pressure requirements in the design of pipelines.


Similarly, the choice of pipeline materials (and or alloys) best suited for above considerations and how to select them will all form the basis for the engineering design.



Course Objectives:


Upon successful completion of this course, the delegates will be able to:

  • Understand the mode of deterioration of piping systems and pipelines
  • Identify the basic requirements and preparations for piping systems and Pipelines inspection tasks
  • Calculate corrosion rate, interval of inspection and similar parameters of piping inspection
  • Identify the different methods of piping and pipeline inspection
  • Evaluate and analyze the inspection data
  • Explain the different methods of piping and pipeline repairs, alteration and rerating



Who Should Attend?


This course is intended for mechanical engineers, process plant and pipeline/piping engineers and inspectors responsible for design, installation, operation, integrity and maintenance of piping systems and pipelines are encouraged to attend this course.


Course Outline:


Day 1:

Pipeline Design Standards & Integrity Management

  • Standards Development
  • Review International Pipeline Codes
  • Recent Developments in International Pipeline Codes
  • Overview of Pipeline Integrity Management


Pipeline Hydraulics and System Design

  • Hydraulics Terms and Definitions
  • Systems Design
  • Pump & Compressor Design
  • Reception Facility Outline Design


Day 2:

Engineering and Design Codes

  • Cost and Safety Consideration in Design
  • Design Codes and Design Code Requirements
  • ISO13623 (Pipeline Design Code) and EN 1594(EU Gas Pipeline Code)
  • Design Exercise (a Workshop)


Purpose-Built Pipeline Evaluation Process

  • Review of Design Basis
  • Review Process including:
  • Design and Operations Seconds assessment, integrity assessment such as test margin, stress assessment, inspection and condition data defect assessment, repairs, modifications and future upgrade requirements.


Day 3:

Stress Analysis

Pipeline Inspection and Pigging

  • Using Automated Ultrasonic
  • Other Techniques
  • Pigging and Preparatory Pigging
  • MPL Inspection Vehicle


Day 4:

Internal Corrosion and How to Mitigate Corrosion

  • Causes of Internal Corrosion
  • Corrosion Data Predictability and Monitoring
  • Corrosion Inhibition: Chemical Treatments, Biocides etc.
  • Weld Corrosion in Condensate lines
  • How to Manage Corrosion
  • Case Study


External Corrosion and How to Mitigate Corrosion

  • Corrosion Protection Design Consideration
  • Coatings and Coating Selection


Day 5:

Pipeline Materials

  • Materials Selection Criteria include strength/toughness
  • Pipeline Standards
  • Pipeline Material Weldability
  • Pipeline Manufacturing and Metallurgy
  • Example of Manufacturing Process for alloy and clad pipes
  • Pipeline Values
  • Overview of Valves and Valve Selection Criteria
  • Process Fluid Control and Adjustments




Course Methodology:


A variety of methodologies will be used during the course that includes:

·         (30%) Based on Case Studies

·         (30%) Techniques 

·         (30%) Role Play

·         (10%) Concepts

·         Pre-test and Post-test

·         Variety of Learning Methods

·         Lectures

·         Case Studies and Self Questionaires

·         Group Work

·         Discussion

·         Presentation


Course Fees:


This rate includes participant’s manual, Hand-Outs, buffet lunch, coffee/tea on arrival, morning & afternoon of each day.


Course Timings:


Daily Course Timings:

    08:00 - 08:20       Morning Coffee / Tea

    08:20 - 10:00       First Session

    10:00 - 10:20       Coffee / Tea / Snacks

    10:20 - 12:20       Second Session

    12:20 - 13:30       Lunch Break & Prayer Break

    13:30 - 15:00       Last Session

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