Introduction to Onshore Pipeline Engineering
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Onshore underground pipeline, or sometime also known as buried pipe has been served in diverse application such as sewer lines, water distribution line, oil and gas distribution, from the source to the terminal point for further processing or to the end customer.

It is now becoming an absolute necessity to have an underground water system to serve as arteries to the cities since the water system is the lifeblood of the city, providing culinary, irrigation, and fire protection needed. Furthermore, now is becoming crucial to have the underground gas distribution system installed in the city to provide

Various parameters must be considered in the design of onshore underground pipeline system. However, it is crucial to pay much attention to the pipe material properties or the characteristic of the soil envelope surrounding the pipe.

In this course, we will be learning about the steps in designing Onshore Underground Pipeline, and will be delivered into Seven Lessons. To start your journey, please click the first lesson below.

Pipe Support for Oil and Gas
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Pipe support is one of the important and an integral part in the piping system which have the main job to control the weight effect of the piping system and make sure that the piping system will be properly supported for the entire its operation at any condition in order to avoid a mechanical failure of the metal due to excessive stress in pipe supporting elements.

Pipe Support can be categorized into two main groups, namely: 1) Standard Pipe Support, and 2) Special Pipe Support.

So, what is Standard Pipe Support? Standard pipe support is basically the type of pipe support which has been standardized for specific used based on the pipe sizes, acting vertical and horizontal load, and therefore can be used at several pipe support locations. On the other hand, Special Pipe Support is the type of pipe support which need to be designed for specific loads and for specific pipe support location.

In this course we will be learning about the type of standard pipe support normally used for Oil and Gas Application and will also be showing some of example for specific project. Before that, we will discuss about the codes and standards available for the pipe support, the terminology, the functions and the allowable span calculation.




Introduction to Pipe Material
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#Piping Engineering Course Series, #Piping Material Course

Piping has played a major role in our life since ages ago. History showed us that the people from Indus Valley had been used piping system to deliver water into their houses. In Oil and Gas, piping is widely used to distribute oil from the wells into the manifold and further to the processing facilities before sending to customer for their daily use.

Crucially and importantly, piping plays major role in protecting life and property as fire protection piping networks in residential, commercial, industrial, and other buildings. If to the bodies they carry blood, then to modern civilization, the piping system carry life blood.

In this course, we will be learning about the piping material which normally used at Oil and Gas facilities.

The piping material can be categorized into two big group: 1) Metallic Pipe, and 2) Non-Metallic Pipe. Each of them can be further grouped as follows:

Pipe Diagram

Introduction to Piping Stress Analysis
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In the Oil and Gas Facilities, such as Gas Plant, Petrochemical plant,s or Oil Refinery Plant, for example, we will find lots of piping systems. There is a pipe connecting one piece of equipment to another, going up to the pipe rack and down to the pumps. The piping system in the plant will be having different sizes and material types, as well as having different pressure and temperatures. These piping system were all designed by a group of people in the piping department, named a piping design group, and the chap who did it called as Piping Designer.

Then come the piping stress engineer, which has only a responsibility: to ensure satisfactory performance of piping systems, designed by a piping designer, under a combination of applied loads due to weight, pressure, thermal, and or vibration.

The Piping Stress Engineer is also responsible to make sure that pipe supports have been identified at the proper location as well as included into the Piping Stress Analysis calculation if necessary.

In this course, we will be learning about the basic theory of piping stress analysis which used by the Piping Stress Engineer to comply with his main responsibility as mentioned earlier, which is basically to ensure the safe operation of the piping system under combination of loads. The course was prepared based on my 32 years of practical and hands-on experience preparing and performing the piping stress analysis for Oil and Gas Project at various location around the world with World Class EPC Company as well as Oil Operating Company.