Liquid Transport by Pipeline


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 :Skilled

Prerequisite :
  • In order to be able to follow this training, trainees are asked to fulfill at least one of the criteria below:
  • a proven experience in liquid transfers by pipeline of at least 1 year,
  • either evolving towards a position related to the movement of liquids by pipeline.

Course Content

  • PIPELINE OPERATION - Duration : 0.5 Day

      • 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 - Duration : 0.5 Day

      • 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 - Duration : 1.5 Days

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

      • 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 - Duration : 0.5 Day

      • Key points.

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

Learning Objectives

  • Upon completion of the course, the participants will be able to:
  • List possible phenomena that can affect a pipeline,
  • Associating the phenomenon with the measures to be taken to counter it,
  • List the parameters concerning the centrifugal pumps ensuring their adaptation to the stresses of the circuit,
  • List key points for pipeline optimization, maintenance, and safety.

Ways & Means

  • Case studies based on industrial situations.

Learning assessment

  • Final quiz.


Additional information :Also available in French.

Coordinator :IFP Training trainer (permanent or contracted) having a good expertise and/or experience of the related topics, trained to adult teaching methods, and whose competencies are kept up-to-date.

To French entities : IFP Training is referenced to DataDock ; you may contact your OPCO about potential funding. Please contact our disabled persons referent to check the accessibility of this training program :