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PD370 - B31.8 Gas Transmission & Distribution Piping Systems

PD370 - B31.8 Gas Transmission & Distribution Piping Systems

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Las Vegas, NV, USA
May 4, 2015 - May 6, 2015




Length: 3 days    CEUs: 1.90    PDHs: 19.00

ASME B31.8 is the most widely used Code for the design, operation, maintenance, and repair of natural gas distribution and transmission pipelines.  This 2-½ day course explains the present-day piping Code provisions, the principal intentions of the Code, and how the Code should be used.  The emphasis is on transmission pipelines. Each participant will receive a copy of the most recent edition of the ASME Code book, B31.8 Gas Transmission and Distribution.

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

Please click HERE to view the course outline.

Who Should Attend
Engineers; Code compliance personnel; Operation and Maintenance Personnel; Regulatory Personnel

This is a 2½-day course.  The last day of the course ends around 12:15PM.

For venue information, please click HERE.

  • Course Type: Public Course
  • Course Number: PD370
  • Language: English
Final invoices will include applicable sales and use tax.


Michael J. Rosenfeld, PE, is Vice President and Chief Engineer at Kiefner/Applus-RTD. His experience includes 25 years in the oil and gas pipeline industry including design, stress analysis, failure investigation, fitness for service assessment, maintenance and repair, welding, and risk assessment. Prior to working in the pipeline industry, Mr. Rosenfeld’s experience included the design and analysis of power piping systems, and industrial and aerospace equipment and components. He has conducted several pipeline industry-sponsored research projects related to pipeline flaw and damage resistance, reliability, and safety. He has published over 30 technical articles in the public domain. Mr. Rosenfeld is active in pipeline standards activities, including ASME B31.8, B31 Mechanical Design Technical Committee, B31 Standards Committee, and the ASME Board of Pressure Technology Codes and Standards.
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