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Piping System & Pipeline Integrity with an Application to ASME B31 Codes & API579 (PASTI JALAN)

Piping System & Pipeline Integrity with an Application to ASME B31 Codes & API579

Novotel Hotel, Bandung | Sep 27 – Oct 1, 2010 | Rp.8.250.000,-per participant



  • The Participant will gain an in-depth knowledge of pipe and fitting material specifications, fabrication process and influence on mechanical properties of strength and toughness, to help in material selection and failure analysis.
  • The participant will understand the technical background to the design equations, and their application to the design of piping systems and pipelines. The course addresses rules of good practice in layout of piping systems for reliable operation.
  • The participant will gain a practical understanding of piping and pipeline corrosion mechanisms, how to recognize them, classify them and resolve them.
  • The participant will be introduced to the latest techniques and research in piping and pipeline integrity to analyze a degraded condition due to either corrosion or mechanical damage.
  • The participants will review case histories of field failures and will evaluate their cause and solutions to avoid recurrence.


The course is intended for engineers, maintenance technicians and inspectors responsible for the design, integrity, maintenance and repair of pipelines and piping systems.


Day 1: Introduction, Material and Inspections


1. Introduction

  • History of Pipeline Technology
  • ASME Codes and Standards
  • API Standards
  • NACA, MSS-SP, PFI Standards
  • Fundamentals of Maintenance and Integrity

2. Materials

  • API 5Land ASTM Specifications
  • Practical Aspects of Metallurgical Properties
  • Chemistry and Material Test Reports
  • Fabrication of Line Pipe and Forged Fittings
  • Mechanical Properties: Strength and Toughness

3. Welding

  • Overview of Pipe and Pipeline Welding Practice
  • API 1104 and ASME IX Requirement
  • Welding In-service: Challenge and Solutions

Day 2: Integrity for Sustained Loads

1. Operating and Design Pressure

  • How to Establish the System Design Pressure
  • Introduction to Pressure Relief Valves
  • Pipe and Pipeline Sizing Formula with Applications

2. Layout and Support

  • Rules of Good Practice in layout
  • Pump and Compressor Piping
  • How to Support a piping System
  • Review of Support Types and their Application
  • Lesson learned from Poor Support Practices

3. Temperature Effects

  • Flexibility Layout Analysis
  • Temperature Transients and Fatigue Damage

4. Vibration In Service

  • Mechanical and Hydraulic Induced Vibration in Piping
  • How to Measure Analyze Resolve Vibration

Day 3: Integrity for Occasional Loads

1. Pressure Transients

  • Recognizing and Solving Liquid Hammer
  • Pump Station Transients
  • Study of Pipeline Failures Due to Transient
  • Two-Phase Liquid -Vapor Transients
  • Two-Phase Liquid-Gas Transients
  • Gas Discharge Transients

2. Buried Pipe

  • Soil Loads
  • Surface Loads
  • Expansion of Buried Pipe
  • Soil settlement
  • n-service Movement of Pipeline

3. Pipeline Failures

  • Study Case Histories
  • Understanding Why Failures Occur and How to Avoid Them

Day 4: Piping System Maintenance

1. Flange and Mechanical Joints

  • Overview of Different Types of Flanges and Application
  • Gasket of Bolt Selection
  • Causes of Flange Leaks and How to Resolve
  • Case Study of Flange Failure
  • Assembly of Flange Joints and Leak Tightness

2. Pressure and Leak Testing

  • The Difference Between Leak Testing and Pressure Testing
  • Review of Difference Testing Techniques
  • The Purpose of Hydro test
  • How to Conduct a Hydro test
  • Pipeline and Piping Systems Testing
  • Pneumatic Testing

3. Repair Techniques

  • The New ASME Repair Standards
  • The Fundamentals of Repair package
  • Pipe and Component Replacement
  • Grinding and welding
  • Welded Sleeve: Type A and B
  • Flush Patch Repair
  • Fillet Welded Patch
  • Weld Overlay Repair
  • Mechanical Clamp with Sealant Injection
  • Mechanical Clamp without Sealant Injection
  • Insertion Liners
  • Painted and Brushed Liners
  • Pipe Coating

Day 5: Corrosion, Assessment and Repairs

1. Corrosion

  • Introduction to Practical Corrosion
  • Classification of Corrosion Mechanisms
  • General wall Thinning
  • Local Corrosion: Galvanic Effects
  • Crevice corrosion
  • Pitting Corrosion
  • Environmental Effects
  • Hydrogen and H2s Effects
  • Microbiological Corrosion
  • Corrosion Protection
  • Cathodic protection Overview

2. Mechanical damage To Pipelines

  • Dents and Gouges
  • Ripples and buckles

3. Fitness For Service Overview

  • Application of ASME B31G to Determine Remaining Life
  • Application of 579 to General and Local Corrosion
  • Analysis of Dents and Gouges in Pipelines
  • How to Evaluate cracks in piping and Pipelines



DR. Ir. IGN. Wiratmaja Puja has 16 years continuous mechnanical engineering experience in failure and stress analysis, mining machinery and design as well as mechanical drawing and has been a consulting engineering expert in machinery and equipment maintenance for PT. Tambang Batubara Tanjung Enim, KONDUR Petroleum and PT. Kereta Api Indonesia. He also has served as an in-company training instructor for several major oil and gas companies such as PT. Badak LNG, PT. Freeport Indonesia, VICO and PT. Timah Tbk.

Mr. Wiratmaja has authored numerous publications and presentations related to mechanical engineering and mining machinery. He holds a M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Kentucky, USA.

Sep 27 – Oct 1, 2010
5 days

Novotel Hotel, Bandung

Tuition Fee
Rp.8.250.000,-per participant, excluding accommodation & tax.

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