Pipelines play a vital role in our economy, and generally, the liquid in pipelines is hazardous, and. These pipelines draw little public attention until or unless they malfunction and release their contents into the environment. Responsible employees of a pipeline operator have a duty to thoroughly understand and rigorously apply principles of safe pipeline operation in order to keep the products flowing and to minimize the chances that any product will ever be released unintentionally into the environment. Many standards have been developed to minimize the occurrence of dangerous incidents in liquid pipelines. Basic safe pipelining starts with the ASME B31.4 Code, the first of these standards.
This course will provide the foundation for properly applying the code in the interest of public and employee safety. The goal of the course is to familiarize pipeline operating personnel, public safety personnel, and state and federal regulators with the important safety-related aspects of ASME B31.4. The basic elements of pipeline design, construction and maintenance will be presented and discussed.
- Material Selection
- Construction Welding and Assembly
- Operations, Maintenance, and Corrosion Control
The course will be taught by means of slide presentations. The format will consist of lectures on the various topics covered by the code. Hard copies of all slides and a copy of the current B31.4 code are provided to each participant. The instructor is a member of the ASME B31.4 Section Committee and a specialist in pipeline integrity issues.
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