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ICTD International Centre for Training and Development

Piping and Pipeline Design and Processing

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About the course

Piping systems and pipelines need to be monitored on continuous basis to make sure that they are in good working conditions. Deterioration of a piping is a must due to different mode of failure mechanisms. Different types of corrosion, cracks, and pipe stressing are some examples of these deterioration effects. To figure out the actual condition of the piping and pipelines, inspection and testing is a must. Different testing and inspection methods are involved to cover different types of piping deterioration. Examining and evaluation the testing and inspection findings will help determining the interval of inspection, the type of repair, alterations, or rerating and even the retirement of the system. Buried pipelines usually have their own special methods of inspection.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, the delegates will be able to:

  • Understand the mode of deterioration of piping systems and pipelines
  • Identify the basic requirements and preparations for piping systems and Pipelines inspection tasks
  • Practice how to calculate corrosion rate, interval of inspection and similar parameters of piping inspection
  • Recognize the different methods of piping and pipeline inspection
  • Evaluate and analyze the Inspection Data
  • Identify different methods of piping and pipeline repairs, alteration and re-rating

Course Outline

Day 1

Modes of Deterioration and Failure

  • Mechanical and Metallurgical Failure
  • Uniform or Localized Loss of Thickness
  • High Temperature Corrosion
  • Environment-Assisted Cracking

Day 2

Inspection and Testing Practices

  • Risk-Based Inspection
  • Types of Corrosion and Cracking
  • Types of Inspection and Surveillance
  • Thickness Measurement Locations
  • Thickness Measurement Methods
  • Pressure Testing of Piping Systems
  • Material Verification and Traceability
  • Inspection of Valves
  • Inspection of Welds in-Service
  • Inspection of Flanged Joints

Day 3

Frequency and Extent of Inspection

  • Piping Service Classes
  • Inspection Intervals
  • Extent of Visual External and CUI Inspection
  • Extent of Thickness Measurement Inspection
  • Extent of Small-Bore Auxiliary Piping and Threaded
  • Connections Inspections

Day 4

Inspection Data Evaluation and Analysis

  • Corrosion Rate Determination
  • Maximum Thickness Determination
  • Retirement Thickness Determination
  • Assessment of Inspection Findings
  • Piping Stress analysis


  • Repair and Alterations
  • Welding and hot Tapping
  • Rerating

Day 5


  • Types and Methods of Inspection
  • Frequency and extent of Inspection
  • Repair to Buried Systems

Course Methodology

A variety of methodologies will be used during the course that includes:

  • (30%) Based on Case Studies
  • (30%) Techniques
  • (30%) Role Play
  • (10%) Concepts
  • Pre-test and Post-test
  • Variety of Learning Methods
  • Lectures
  • Case Studies and Self Questionaires
  • Group Work
  • Discussion
  • Presentation

Who should attend

This course is intended for mechanical engineers, process plant and pipeline/piping engineers and inspectors responsible for design, installation, operation, integrity and maintenance of piping systems and pipelines are encouraged to attend this course.

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