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ASME B31.8 Gas Transmission & Distribution Piping Systems (Virtual Classroom)

Gain an understanding of ASME B31.8 including design, operation, maintenance, and repair of natural gas distribution and transmission pipelines.

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  • May 20-24th, 2024


  • Jul 15-18th, 2024




This course will run from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM Eastern each day, with scheduled breaks throughout.


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ASME B31.8 is the most widely used Code for the design, operation, maintenance, and repair of natural gas distribution and transmission pipelines. This course explains the present-day piping Code provisions, the principal intentions of the Code, and how the Code should be used. The emphasis is primarily on transmission pipelines. 

You Will Learn To

  • Explain the causes and modes of pipeline failure
  • Describe the considerations for material specifications, pipe manufacturing, and pipe joining
  • Estimate pipeline stresses from external loadings
  • Explain how to evaluate pipeline defects
  • Identify pipeline repair techniques
  • Identify the elements of pipeline integrity
  • Explain how code requirements address these issues

Who Should Attend

  • Engineers 
  • Code compliance personnel 
  • Operation and Maintenance Personnel 
  • Regulatory Personnel

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 B31.8 Gas Transmission and Distribution Piping Systems
  • 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.

Can't make one of these sessions? This course is also available On Demand.


Topics covered:

  • Introduction
  • Materials
  • Welding
  • Fittings, Longitudinal Stresses, Flexibility
  • Pressure Design
  • Fracture Control, Construction, Testing
  • Corrosion
  • Remaining Strength of Corroded Pipe
  • Pipeline Repairs
  • Offshore Pipelines
  • Sour Gas Pipelines
  • Appendices

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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Live course with an instructor and peers held in an online learning environment with digital enhancements and online materials.
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