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ASME B31.4 Pipeline Transportation Systems for Liquid Hydrocarbons and Other Liquids (Virtual Classroom)

Adhere to principles of ASME B31.4 Code for the design, construction, and operation of liquid pipeline systems while minimizing risks.

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  • May 06-09th, 2024




The course runs from 10 AM to 2 PM Eastern each day.


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Pipelines play a vital role in our economy. Out of sight and usually out of mind, they bring us, daily, the liquid heating and motor fuels on which we depend. They draw little public attention until they malfunction and release their contents into the environment. Pipeline operators have a duty to preserve public safety and the environment.  Responsible employees of a pipeline operator have a duty to thoroughly understand and rigorously adhere to principles of safe pipeline design and operation in order to keep the products flowing and to minimize the chances that any product will ever be released unintentionally into the environment. Basic safe pipelining starts with the ASME B31.4 Code.

This course provides the foundation for properly applying the code in the interest of public and employee safety.  Its goal is to familiarize pipeline operating personnel, public safety personnel, and state and federal regulators with the important safety-related aspects of ASME B31.4. 

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

Who Should Attend
Pipeline designers, pipeline contractors, pipeline operators, public safety officials, government regulators, and those involved in pipeline safety would benefit from taking this course.

Course Materials (included in purchase of course) 

  • Participants will receive access to the following Code/Standard(s) via ASME’s Digital Collection for the duration of the course:
    • ASME B31.4 - Pipeline Transportation Systems for Liquids and Slurries
  • Downloadable version of the course presentation via ASME's learning platform

This ASME Virtual Classroom course is held live with an instructor on our online learning platform. Certificate of completion will be issued to registrants who successfully attend and complete the course.


Scope and definitions


  • The Barlow formula 
  • Head loss and hydraulic design 
  • Pipeline size considerations 
  • Elbows, fittings, and flanges 
  • Longitudinal stress
  • Stresses in buried pipelines 
  • Expansion and flexibility 

Material Selection 

  • How toughness is measured 
  • Line pipe materials and their characteristics 
  • Line pipe specification
  • How fittings and flanges are selected 

Construction Welding and Assembly

  • Bending of pipe 
  • Welding procedure specifications 
  • Welder qualification 
  • Welded joint design and fit-up considerations 
  • Welding defects
  • Requirements for tanks, terminals, pump stations, and special components

Hydrostatic Testing 

  • Requirements for hydrostatic testing
  • Requirements for pneumatic leak tests
  • Benefits and limitations of pressure testing

Operations, Maintenance, and Corrosion Control 

  • Requirements for operating and maintaining a pipeline
  • Defect assessment
  • Pipeline repair methods
  • Remaining life assessment
  • Requirements for corrosion control

Requirements for Special Pipelines 

  • Ammonia pipelines
  • Dense phase CO2 pipelines
  • Slurry pipelines
  • Offshore pipelines
  • Integrity Management

Michael J. Rosenfeld, P.E.

Chief Engineer, RSI Pipeline Solutions, LLC

Michael J. Rosenfeld, P.E., is Chief Engineer and Managing Member with RSI Pipeline Solutions, LLC.

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