Equipment and Components

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Line pipe, coating, meters, valves, pumps, compressors, motor engines, and a myriad of other pieces of equipment comprise pipeline systems.  Photographs and drawings allow students to see what components actually look like and how they function.  Particular attention is paid to compressor, pump, and meter characteristics.  How those characteristics impact pressure and rate management is explained with the help of charts and graphs.
Students are expected to gain a working knowledge of the pieces of equipment and the components which are used in the construction and operation of oil and gas pipelines. Topics include types and function of:
•    Line pipe
•    Cathodic coatings
•    Fittings and flanges
•    Valves and valve actuators
•    Pumps and compressors
•    Prime movers
•    Variable speed drives
•    Meters
•    Provers
•    Above ground storage tanks and caverns
•    Instruments
•    Auxiliary natural gas station equipment

Learners who successfully complete this course will receive a certificate of completion for 2.0 professional development hours.

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This class is taught by Tom Miesner, an oil and gas pipeline veteran.  It is intended for those who want to know more about the midstream business.

The intended audience for this class includes
•    New oil and gas pipeline technical and operations employees
•    Oil and gas pipeline procurement and supply chain personnel
•    Pipeline support personnel such as those in accounting, finance, HR, legal, and risk management functions
•    Suppliers and vendors
•    Outside attorneys
•    Legislatures and regulators
•    Students
•    Members of the public who want to learn more about energy pipelines

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