Pipeline System Design
Pipeline System Design
04 Mar 2024
R 12650.00

Brief Description
The short course in Pipeline System Design provides you with a sound theoretical background and practical skills in some of the hydraulic, mechanical and electrical design aspects related to the design of pipeline systems. The focus will be on the practical aspects of pipeline system design. The supporting theory of pipeline engineering, system optimisation and design aspects will be discussed and implemented through worked examples. The influence of energy escalation in pump systems will be reviewed and you will be introduced to the design of pipeline systems. Aspects that will be discussed include: pipeline hydraulics, surge analysis, pipeline component design, pipeline installation, life-cycle costing, testing and operation of pipelines. Research findings related to the influence of biofouling on the hydraulic capacity of pipelines will be presented. The potential of development of renewable conduit hydropower in existing water distribution systems will be reviewed and time will be devoted to implementation options in the design of water transfer systems. Practical exercises will be used to apply the theory in case study examples.
Friday, 8 March 2024, is scheduled as an optional day to visit pipe and valve manufacturers to obtain information on the latest products.

Learning Outcomes
After successfully completing this course, you will be able to design and optimise a pipeline from start to end, covering all the various design elements.
Course Content
  • Basic pipeline design – Utilising EPANET
  • Basic principles of pump selection
  • Challenges of steel pipeline construction
  • Coatings and liners for steel pipelines
  • Condition assessment of pipelines
  • Conduit hydropower (identification, site selection, evaluation and design)
  • Determining the energy losses
  • Economic analysis (LCCA) of pipeline systems
  • Hydraulic modelling and pro-active pipeline management
  • Lessons learned on large bulk water projects
  • Microbiology and pipelines
  • Pipe installation – Contractor’s challenges
  • Pipeline design – Manufacturing, construction and commissioning challenges
  • Planning and design aspects of pipe systems
  • Selection of pipe material
  • Surge analysis and examples of alleviating devices
  • Thrust block and supplementary design (CWCD)
  • Valve chamber design
  • Valve selection, positioning and working (isolating, non-return, control and air valves)
Entry Requirements
Prospective delegates should at least have a relevant post-matric qualification and/or prior work experience.
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Engineering and Technology Management
Who Should attend:
This course is ideal for planners, designers and managers of pipelines and water infrastructure.
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