Onshore Pipeline Design Fundamentals
This onshore pipeline design course delivers the basic requirements involed in engineering
designing onshore pipelines for all relevent industry sector technical and non-technical
• APPRECIATE the fundamentals of onshore Pipeline design
• BE MADE AWARE of innovative pipeline technologies.
• UNDERSTAND what is required to Engineer and design Pipelines.
• CONSIDER the construction and operation of pipelines and the impact on the design.
• ADDRESS the decisions to be made to arrive at a design for construction and
• EVALUATE the Pipeline design variables.
• COMPARE the various Pipeline design codes and standards.
• LEARN the major elements of Pipeline Design.
SESSION 1 – PIPELINE DESIGN CODES AND STANDARDS
• Design Codes and Standards: ASME B31.4 and
B31.8. ISO 13623, EN , IGE/TD/1, DNV, comparison
• Setting the Pipeline Design Basis: data required for
designing the pipeline… factors to be considered
pressure, temperature, yield strength, MAOP.
SESSION 2 – PIPELINE ROUTING
• Fundamentals in Pipeline Routing: optimising
routing, assessing pinch points, factors that
influence routing, understanding impact on
• Pipeline Location Classification: impact of
location, population and selection of design
• Techniques: mapping and use of GIS
• Defining Survey Requirements: what to specify
SESSION 3 – PIPELINE MECHANICAL DESIGN Part 1
• Design Factors: meaning of design factors,
selection, 0.72 Design Factor, inherent Safety
• Calculating Hoop (circumferential) and
Longitudinal Stresses in Pipelines: basic formulae
and limiting stresses and basic wall thickness
calculations, equivalent stress: Von Misses.
• Pipeline Material Plastic deformation; Failure
pressures, upheaval buckling, span calculations.
• Pipeline Material; Sizes, thicknesses, material
grades, longitudinal seamed and seamless piping.
SESSION 4 – PIPELINE MECHANICAL DESIGN Part 2
• Restricting the expansion; restraint by burial.
• Coatings; factory applied coatings, site
coatings, types, applications, testing.
• River / Road Crossings; Directional drilling,
Boring, open cut, typical crossing engineering
• Pipeline Testing and Pre-Commissioning: basics
for hydrotesting, gauging, swabbing, and
handover; intelligent PIG surveying, As-builts.
West Africa – Engineering and Design
conceptual study for a gas pipeline network.
SESSION 5 – OPTIMIZING PIPELINE SIZING &
• Basics on Hydraulic Design
• Impact of Overpressure and Surge
• Location of Block Valves and AGI Facilities
• Optimizing Pipeline Sizing: impact of diameter
(and wall thickness) v cost effective pumping / gas
compression and use of basic NPV model to arrive
at optimum design.
SESSION 6 – PIPELINE DESIGN GROUND –
• Buoyancy forces and control (ground with high
• Static, Live, Earthquake and Thermal Loads
• Pipe Soil interaction; structural assessment.
Longitudinal ground movements, vertical uplift
and downward bearing …
• Burial types
• Protection of Pipelines from Geotechnical hazards.
SESSION 7 – PIPELINE DESIGN CONSTRUCTABILITY
• Pipeline RoW (Right of Way) Design; types of
construction plant machinery and working width
• Pipeline Welding; Manual welding techniques,
Semi-Automatic welding techniques.
• Trench Excavation and Backfill: practical issues,
equipment, what to do with poor ground,
• Pipeline Coatings: coating systems, field joint
SESSION 8 – PIPELINE DESIGN CONSTRUCTABILITY
• Pipeline Crossings: basics for road, rail and
waterway crossings and construction techniques,
open cut/HDD/Auger Bore .
• Pipeline Testing and Pre-Commissioning: basics for
hydrotesting, gauging, swabbing, and handover;
intelligent PIG surveying, As-builts.
CASE STUDIES: Based on an actual pipeline
project: engineering papers of intent, evaluations for
SESSION 9 – CATHODIC PROTECTION Part 1
• Principles of Cathodic Protection: electric current, Anode, Cathode, materials.
• Application of Cathodic Protection: factors to be considered – coatings, electrical continuity, isolation.
• Practical Applications of Cathodic Protection:
identification of factors governing the corrosion process, criteria for Cathodic protection of steel, current
density, determining Cathodic Protection system type.
SESSION 10 – CATHODIC PROTECTION Part 2
• Galvanic Anode System Design: determining anode parameters of type, weight and location.
• Impressed Current Anode System Design: soil resistivity, power supply, remoteness, ease of construction, land
acquisition, ground bed type, anode type, backfill. Design calculations, current attenuation, transformer
rectifiers, test posts, special considerations.
SESSION 11 – RELATED STANDARDS SPECIFICATIONS AND DESIGNS
-Material Selection; importance of specifying appropriate material, manufacturing requirements and coatings.
-Component Specifications; specification of valves, traps, barred tees, fittings and flanges, bends etc.
-Design Drawings; standard details, crossing schedules and alignment sheets.
-QRA and EIA; safety and environmental studies and impact on design.
-Tender Packages; what is required for a Concept/ FEED or EPC / Construction type contract, contracting
Summary of Design Methods
Key Aspects for Design Consideration
This training course uses both conventional and non-traditional techniques. It utilises small group and facilitated plenary discussions as well as instruction to explore key concepts, models, tools and techniques. Hands-on exercises and case studies are used to practice the application of knowledge and use of skills. Structured reviews provide the opportunity to consider how the learning can be applied to the delegates’ own work.
- D.McKINSEY AND ASSOCIATES Ltd Certificate of Completion for individuals who attend and completes’ Onshore Pipeline Design Fundamentals Course.
- Candidates who desire International Certifications shall be registered through our platform for such an examination.
D.Mckinsey is licensed to train and issue certificates by the following bodies;
– Nigerian Council for Management Education, (CMD).
– OGTAN (Oil and Gas Trainers Association of NIGERIA).
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