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PD370 - B31.8 Gas Transmission & Distribution Piping Systems

PD370 - B31.8 Gas Transmission & Distribution Piping Systems

Date & Location   Member Price List Price Qty

Kansas City, MO, USA
Feb 25, 2019 - Feb 27, 2019


Houston, TX, USA
Jun 10, 2019 - Jun 12, 2019




Length: 3 days    CEUs: 2.30    PDHs: 23.00

ASME B31.8 is the most widely used Code for the design, operation, maintenance, and repair of natural gas distribution and transmission pipelines.  This 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

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

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


Michael J. Rosenfeld, P.E., is Chief Engineer with Kiefner/Applus-RTD in Columbus, Ohio. He holds a BS in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan (1979) and a MS in mechanical engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University (1981).

The focus of Mr. Rosenfeld’s career has been on oil and gas pipeline integrity since joining Kiefner & Associates, Inc. (KAI) as Senior Structural Engineer in 1991. He then served as President from 2001 to 2011. While at KAI, he performed numerous pipeline failure investigations, stress analyses of buried pipelines subjected to geotechnical and live loadings, fitness for service evaluations for pipelines affected by various degraded conditions, developed technical procedures for integrity management planning, and carried out industry-funded research on pipeline damage mechanisms.

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 a number of papers and articles on pipeline-related subjects
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