ASME B31.4 Pipeline Transportation Systems for  Liquid Hydrocarbons and Other Liquids

An Intensive 5-Day Training Course

ASME B31.4 Pipeline Transportation Systems for
Liquid Hydrocarbons and Other Liquids

Scheduled Dates

18 - 22 Dec 2023 Dubai - UAE $5,950
19 - 23 Feb 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950
01 - 05 Jul 2024 London - UK $5,950
16 - 20 Dec 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950
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Why Choose this Training Course?

Why Choose this Training Course?

This PetroKnowledge training course focuses on the ASME B31.4 for Pipeline Transportation Systems for Liquid Hydrocarbons and Other Liquids. The training course introduces the different parts of the ASME B31.4 Standard .and will cover all topics requirements for safe design, construction, inspection, testing, operation and maintenance of liquid pipeline systems. 

Furthermore, assessing pipeline integrity is an essential part of this Code to ensure the safe transportation of liquids. In addition, the design, materials examination, testing, Construction, Welding, Assembly Corrosion Control and Offshore Liquid Pipeline Systems are handled in detail.

This ASME B31.4 Pipeline Transportation Systems training course will feature: 

  • Scope and applications of ASME B31.4
  • The pressures design formula for internal and external stress
  • General requirements of materials
  • Identify the requirements for the Operation and Maintenance procedures
  • Different requirements related to inspection and testing of a pipeline
  • Requirements for the offshore pipeline related materials, inspection, testing, Operation and Maintenance procedures
  • Internal and external corrosion
  • Internal and external Corrosion Control

What are the Goals?

What are the Goals?

  • Identify the design stress from external, internal and calculate the pipe wall thickness and allowances
  • General Criteria for Piping Components including branches, flanges, valves, reducers and Closures
  • Explain the Materials — General Requirements, acceptance and limitation
  • Gain more information about the Construction, Welding, and Assembly of pipelines
  • Identify the required inspection and testing of the pipelines
  • Receive enough information about the Operation and Maintenance Procedures Affecting the Safety of Liquid Transportation Piping Systems
  • Focusing and learning on the internal and external corrosion monitoring, control and cathode protection
  • Employing pre and post weld heat treatment and identify the Charpy impact testing
  • Explain the Offshore Liquid Pipeline Systems related design construction inspection and testing

Who is this Training Course for?

Who is this Training Course for?

This PetroKnowledge training course is designed for those interested in ASME B31.4 for Pipeline Transportation Systems for Liquid Hydrocarbons and Other Liquids:

  • Pipeline designers
  • Pipeline contractors
  • Pipeline operators
  • Public safety officials
  • QA/QC inspectors
  • Maintenance Engineers
  • Inspection testing professionals
  • Fabrication fabrications
  • QA/QC reliability professionals for oil and gas (Petrochemical and Refining) operations

How will this Training Course be Presented?

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 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
  • Design include Load Classifications calculation of stresses
  • Criteria for Pipe Wall Thickness and Allowances
  • Criteria for Crossings
  • Criteria for fittings, assemblies, and other components
  • General requirements of materials
  • Construction, Welding, and Assembly
  • Assembly of piping components

 Day Two 

  • Inspection and Testing
  • Type and Extent of Examination Required
  • Hydrostatic Testing of Internal Pressure Piping and Leak Testing
  • Pipeline operation and maintenance
  • External or Internal Corrosion, gouging, dents and cracks
  • Permanent Repairs types and selections
  • Pump station, terminal, and tank farm operation and maintenance
  • Emergency plans

Day Three

  • External corrosion control — buried pipelines 
  • Coating and cathode protection requirements
  • Testing and inspection of cathode protection
  • Internal corrosion control
  • External corrosion control for Pipelines exposed to atmosphere
  • External corrosion control for thermally insulated pipelines
  • Offshore Liquid Pipeline Systems
  • Scope and Definitions
  • Installation Design Considerations

Day Four

  • Operational Design Considerations
  • Hydrostatic Test Design Considerations
  • Design criteria offshore liquid pipeline systems
  • Design for Expansion and Flexibility
  • Pressure design of components Straight Pipe and Branch Connections
  • Materials — general requirements for offshore liquid pipeline systems
  • Construction of offshore liquid pipeline including inspection, welding, right of way, ditching

Day Five

  • Testing of offshore liquid pipeline systems
  • Operation and maintenance procedures affecting the safety of liquid transportation piping systems
  • Pipeline Repairs offshore liquid pipeline systems
  • External corrosion control for offshore submerged pipeline




  • On successful completion of this training course, a PetroKnowledge Certificate will be awarded to the delegates

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