PD723 – B31.4 & B31.8, Liquids and Gas Pipelines

Piping & Pipeline | London

PD723 | B31.4 & B31.8, Liquids and Gas Pipelines

  • London: 20-24 May
  • Length: 3 days
  • CEUs: 2.30
  • PDHs: 23.00



Pipelines are surprisingly varied and complex.  Using the ASME B31.4 and B31.8 Standards as a framework, this course also covers a large number of other subjects vitally important to the safety and reliability of pipelines.  It provides the attendee with broad, but detailed understanding that technical personnel involved in all phases of pipeline work, from design and engineering through operations, maintenance, and regulatory oversight need to know to ensure that their pipeline is safe and reliable.  This course is suitable for those new to pipelines, as well as providing a good refresher for experienced personnel.

The B31.8 and B31.4 pipeline Standards are unique among piping standards because they cover the entire life cycle, from design and construction, through operation, maintenance, and integrity management.  Each standard contains introductory language that lays out its intent and scope.

The ASME B31 Code establishes a process of design for integrity that involves classifying stresses by significance for failure, establishing maximum allowable limits to avoid failure, identifying loads and calculating the resulting stresses, and comparing the estimated stresses to the maximum allowable.  Students learn where these concepts came from and how to apply them.

Each participant will receive copies of the ASME codebooks, B31.8 Gas Transmission and Distributionand B31.4 Pipeline Transportation Systems for Liquids and Slurries.

You will learn to:

– Describe the basic elements of pipeline design, construction and maintenance
– Explain how to apply principles of safe pipeline design and operation
– Explain the causes and modes of pipeline failure
– Describe the considerations for material specifications, pipe manufacturing, and pipe joining
– Explain how to estimate pipeline stresses from external loadings
– Describe the factors that affect the optimal pipe size and operating pressure
– Explain how to evaluate of pipeline defects
– Identify pipeline repair techniques
– Identify the elements of pipeline integrity
– Explain how code requirements address pipeline issues


Who Should Attend

This course is ideal for anyone involved in engineering or technical aspects of pipelines, including designers, engineers, engineering managers, construction supervisors, operations supervisors, inspectors, code compliance managers, asset integrity managers, pipeline safety regulators, and consultants.  While engineering concepts are discussed, technicians to managers can benefit.

  • Course Type: Public Course
  • Course Number: PD723
  • Language: English