Liquid Transport by Pipeline

TLPIP-EN-A
E-learning This course can be adapted to virtual classroom mode

Who should attend?

  • This training provides a deeper knowledge on flow purpose through pipelines, pumps and pumping stations operation, pipe operation optimization and management.
Public :
  • Technicians and Engineers involved in pipeline operation and/or management.

Level : Proficiency

Course Content

  • PIPELINE OPERATION

      • Flow characteristics: flowrate, velocity, mass flow and volume flow, link between pressure and height, product viscosity, friction losses.
      • Piezometric line, practical use.
      • Circuit resistance.
  • CENTRIFUGAL PUMPS

      • Technology. Various parts, seals, lubrication.
      • Survey - Potential damages and incidents.
      • Pump types used with pipeline transfer. Variable speed drive.
      • Pump operation. Performance curves: head-flowrate, power, NPSH, efficiency.
      • Performances vs rotation speed and impeller diameter change.
      • Operation limits: minimum and maximum flows.
  • PIPELINE OPERATION

      • Operating point, flow control.
      • Pump arrangements selection and optimization according to the pipeline characteristics.
      • Start-up, shutdown, incidents.
      • Liquid hammer effects.
  • OPERATION OF EQUIPMENT OTHER THAN PUMPS

      • Pipeline fittings: valves types, check valves, pigs, pig stations.
      • Instrumentation and metering: hydrometers, flowmeters, colorimeters, turbines, metering stations.
      • Drag reducers: different types, use, properties, implementation.
  • PIPELINE MAINTENANCE

      • Key points.
  • CONTAMINATION - CONTAMINANTS TREATMENT

      • Products segregation. Contaminants management. Product quality issues, customer specifications issues.

Learning Objectives

  • Upon completion of the course, the participants will be able to:
  • analyze the effects of pressure losses through a pipeline, flow resistance, vaporization and clipping, pressure surges in a pipeline and the pumps-pipes arrangements to apply, according to the existing problem,
  • explain the centrifugal pump behavior and the influence of operating conditions,
  • list the key points on maintenance purpose,
  • optimize energy costs for pumping, contaminants quantities, and product metering.

Ways & Means

  • Case studies based on industrial situations.