Pipeline Design Workshop 


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Workshop Scope

This 3.5-day workshop takes you through the pipeline design process—from pipe sizing measurements to post-construction recordkeeping—working with a team to design a pipeline under real-life conditions and circumstances. Attendees will gain an overall understanding of all elements of gas pipeline design—from initial pipe sizing through route selection and the detailed design of pipeline components.

Workshop Goals

  • An overview of gas transmission pipeline systems and related facilities
  • An understanding of gas pipeline regulatory code requirements
  • Recognition of the importance of good project design requirements
  • The fundamental knowledge you need to design and specify gas pipelines and components


Target Audience

  • Engineers responsible for pipeline design or providing pipeline O&M support
  • Managers responsible for pipeline operations and maintenance
  • Marketing and support staff who can benefit from an overall understanding of design requirements for gas pipelines
  • Employees of companies who provide technical services and products to the gas pipeline industry


Workshop Topics

  • Design Conditions

  • Pipe Flow Sizing; Route Selection

  • Pipe Wall and Grade

  • Mainline Valves

  • Calculating Blowdown Time

  • Other Code Requirements

  • Gas Quality; Project Estimates

  • Code Requirements-Design

  • Valve Settings Design

  • Branch Connections

  • Launchers/Receiver Design

  • Miscellaneous Pipe Design

  • Road and Railroad Crossings

  • Stream and River Crossings

  • Cathodic Protection

  • Hydrostatic Test Plan

  • Test and Inspection of Fabrications

  • Construction Bid Specifications

  • Post-Construction Records

  • Technology and Research


The Relevance of this Training to Distribution Operations

The workshop will cover the code (Part 192) requirements for the design of high-pressure steel pipelines for transmission applications. Many of the requirements for transmission and distribution will be the same. The main difference for someone dealing totally with distribution are the following:

  1. They will design mainly for all class 3 or 4 locations, so determination of class locations is less important,
  2. They will deal with more congested areas during construction and the course deals more with rural areas,
  3. Tie-ins for distribution can sometimes get more complicated due to number of lines and keeping facilities in-service,
  4. Hydrostatic testing will deal with elevation profiles that are less likely to be a concern on a distribution application.

We have had a number of people from distribution companies attend this workshop and have always received positive comments. The workshop gives them a good overview of the code requirements and they can then decide which ones apply to their situation and better understand why or why not.


Professional Development Hours

Workshop Schedule

Day 1:

8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Day 2:

8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Day 3:

8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Day 4:

8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.


EVENT Information



Training Location




  •  Business casual



  • All students will need to bring a scientific calculator with them for this workshop


Cancellation Policy

This event follows the SGA Cancellation Policy "B" when cancellation is required.

Bring this Training to Your Location

Bring this workshop to your location for your employees; or offer it as an open enrollment (SGA will promote the workshop for you) and offset this fee with registrations from other companies. Includes all materials. For more information please contact