ASME B31.8 Gas Transmission and  Distribution Piping Systems

An Intensive 5-day Training Course

ASME B31.8 Gas Transmission and
Distribution Piping Systems

ASME B31.8 Gas Transmission and Distribution Piping Systems

Scheduled Dates


23 - 27 Sep 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950 RESERVE A SEAT
02 - 06 Dec 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950 RESERVE A SEAT
31 Mar - 04 Apr 2025 Dubai - UAE $5,950 RESERVE A SEAT

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Why Choose this Training Course?

This PetroKnowledge training course provides the requirements for the design, fabrication, installation, testing and safety aspects of operation and maintenance of gas transmission and distribution piping systems including gas pipelines, gas compressor stations, gas metering and regulation stations, gas mains, and service lines up to the outlet of the customer’s meter set assembly.

Furthermore, the requirements of ASME B31.8 applicable to the elements of piping systems, including but not limited to pipe, valves, fittings, flanges, bolting, gaskets, regulators, pressure vessels, pulsation dampeners, and relief valves are exhaustively

This training course will feature:

  • Piping System Components and Fabrication
  • Considerations for material specifications, pipe manufacturing and pipe joining
  • The pressures design formula for internal and external stress
  • Construction, Welding, Assembly Inspection and testing
  • Explain the requirements for Operation and Maintenance
  • Pipeline repair techniques
  • Elements of pipeline integrity
  • Explain the causes and modes of pipeline failure related to internal or external corrosion
  • Requirements for the offshore pipeline related to materials, inspection, testing, Operation and Maintenance procedures
  • Requirements for the sour gas service

What are the Goals?

The aim of this PetroKnowledge comprehensive training course is to provide the delegates knowledge and skills about the ASME B31.8 gas transportation pipeline:

  • Identify the design stress and calculate the pipe wall thickness
  • General Criteria for Piping Components which includes branches, flanges, valves, reducers and Closures
  • Explain the Materials — General Requirements, acceptance and limitation
  • Gain more information about the Construction, Welding, and Assembly of gas pipelines
  • Identify the required inspection and testing of the pipelines
  • Receive the enough information about the Operation and Maintenance Procedures Affecting the Safety of the gas transportation Piping Systems
  • Focusing and learning on the internal and external corrosion monitoring, control and cathode protection
  • Explain the Offshore Liquid Pipeline Systems related design construction inspection and testing and Sour Gas Service

Who is this Training Course for?

This Petroknowledge training course provides an overview of all significant aspects and considerations of gas pipeline to those involved in the design, analysis, fabrication, installation, maintenance or ownership of pipeline and piping systems.

Furthermore, the training course will greatly benefit;

  • Gas Pipeline Engineers, Gas Facilities Engineers
  • Project Managers, Pipeline Designers
  • Inspection Engineers, Operations and Maintenance Personnel
  • QA/QC reliability departments for oil and gas (Petrochemical and Refining) operations
  • Those interested in ASME B31.8 for gas pipeline transportation Systems

How will this Training Course be Presented?

This training course will be conducted along workshop principles with formal lectures, videos and interactive worked examples. Each learning point will be re-enforced with practical exercises and ample opportunities for discussion and sharing of experiences. The training course instructor may modify the above training methodology before or during the course for technical reasons.

Daily Agenda

Day One
  • Introduction and history of ASME codes
  • Scope and Definitions
  • Content, coverage and exclusions.
  • Qualification of materials and equipment
  • Conditions for the reuse of pipe
  • Welding general Requirements
  • Qualification of procedures and welders
  • Preheat and stress relieving
  • Piping System Components and Fabrication Details
  • Thermal Expansion or Contraction of Piping Materials
  • Supports and anchorage for exposed and buried piping
Day Two 
  • Design, Installation, and Testing
  • Location Classes for Design and Construction
  • Steel Piping Systems, Design Requirements
  • Design Factors (F) and Class Location
  • Protection of Pipelines and Mains from Hazards
  • Cover, Clearance, and Casing Requirements
  • Installation of Steel Pipelines and Mains
  • Testing After Construction
  • Commissioning of Facilities
  • Other piping systems requirements
  • Compressor station design
  • Pipe-type and bottle-type holders for Buried Steel Pipelines and Mains
Day Three
  • Control and limiting of gas pressure
  • Required Spacing of Valves
  • Operating and maintenance procedures affecting the safety of gas transmission and distribution facilities
  • Essential Features of the Emergency Plan
  • Prevention of accidental ignition
  • Distribution piping maintenance
  • Compressor Station Maintenance
  • Odorization
  • Uprating
  • Corrosion Control
  • External corrosion control — buried pipelines 
  • Coating and cathode protection requirements
  • Special Considerations for High-Temperature Service
Day Four
  • Offshore Gas Transmission
  • Scope, intent, terms and definitions for offshore gas transmission
  • Material specifications and conditions for the reuse and requalification of pipe
  • Welding offshore pipelines Welding Procedure and Welding Process
  • Inspection and Tests for Quality Control of Welds on Piping Systems
  • Design, installation, and testing
  • Loading classifications.
  • Strength considerations
  • Testing
  • Pipeline maintenance
  • Corrosion control of offshore pipelines
  • External corrosion control and cathode protection
Day Five
  • Sour Gas Service scope, intent terms and definitions
  • Welding and inspection tests of sour gas pipelines
  • Preheating and stress relieving
  • Design, installation, and testing
  • Pipeline maintenance
  • Corrosion control of sour gas pipelines
  • Location class and changes in number of buildings intended for human occupancy
  • Review mandatory appendix K, M & N


  • On successful completion of this Training Course / Online Training Course, a PetroKnowledge Certificate / E-Certificate will be awarded to the delegates.


ASME Training Courses

With the vast and in-depth coverage of the Oil & Gas and Petroleum Industry, it is essential that International Codes and Standards are in place to preserve uniform operational practices across all organisations worldwide. In line with this, many international organisations have published several inspection codes and standards.
In order for Oil & Gas professionals to remain abreast in the innovations in technology and with the new & revised inspection methodologies and best practices, PetroKnowledge is pleased to offer American Society for Mechanical Engineers (ASME) training courses and seminars, that focuses on the understanding of the code objectives, intents, stated and implied requirements, as well as the mandatory, recommended and optional stipulations. The training courses also aim to impart the necessary knowledge and skills to prepare the participants before taking the required examinations and certifications.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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  • The course fee shall be settled prior to course start date. Corporate payments with existing payment policy shall be relayed to us in advance.

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