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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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ASME B31.8 Gas Transmission & Distribution Piping Systems (Virtual Classroom)
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  • Mar 14-16th, 2022


    List $1395
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  • Jun 20-22nd, 2022


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Schedule: this course will run from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM and 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM Eastern each day.

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
  • Explain the differences between B31.8 and US DOT gas pipeline regulations

Who Should Attend

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

Course Materials (included in purchase of course) 

  • Downloadable version of the presentation via ASME’s Learning Platform 
  • Access to the digital version ASME B31.8 Code during class (Current Edition)

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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
  • B31.8-S – IMP Supplement
  • Integrity Assessments
About the Instructor

Michael J. Rosenfeld, P.E., is Chief Engineer and Managing Member with RSI Pipeline Solutions LLC.  He holds a BS in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan (1979) and an MS in mechanical engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University (1981).
Mr. Rosenfeld is an experienced consultant on the subject of oil and gas pipeline fitness-for-service; pipeline integrity; pipeline design, materials, construction, and maintenance; and pipeline regulations and standards.  His experience also involved failure investigations, root cause analyses, and industry-funded research.  Mr. Rosenfeld first began working on pipeline integrity matters in 1986 while at Battelle Institute. He then joined Kiefner & Associates, Inc. (KAI) in 1991, serving as President from 2002 to 2011 and then Chief Engineer, until establishing RSI in 2019.
Mr. Rosenfeld is a current member of the ASME B31.8 Gas Transmission & Distribution Piping Section Committee, the ASME B31 Mechanical Design Technical Committee, the ASME B31 Standards Committee, and the ASME Board of Pressure Technology Codes & Standards.  He was the primary author of the 2009 major revision to ASME B31G, is an ASME Fellow, and has authored or coauthored more than 90 publications and public presentations on pipeline-related subjects.


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