Introduction to Sour Service Pipelines
Date: October 22-23, 2015
Location: Calgary, AB
Understand material, fabrication, inspection and testing requirements for new CSA Z662 sour service pipelines. This course focuses on Clause 16, but also discusses certain other sour service requirements found in Clauses 3 through 10, Clause 14, Alberta pipeline legislation, Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) directives, and CSA Z245 material standards. To support understanding of the requirements, there will be supplementary discussion of sour service damage mechanisms, steelmaking, casting, rolling, pipe and component manufacturing, mechanical testing, HIC tests, SSC tests, bending, welding, carbon equivalent, heat treatment, nondestructive examination, and MTR reviews. NACE MR0175 / ISO 15156 will be introduced in the context of Clause 126.96.36.199, but a detailed review of this standard is outside the scope of the course.
Basic pressure design will be reviewed to support discussion of location factors, stress level limitations, and mechanical properties, but attendees should appreciate that this is not a pipeline design course. Pipeline hydraulics, stress analysis, fracture control theory, CRA pipelines, high temperature pipelines, alternative weld acceptance criteria, existing pipeline fitness-for-service, and external corrosion protection will not be covered.
Introduction to Process Piping Design and Canadian Regulations
Date: Oct. 27-30, 2015
Location: Calgary, AB
This is an introductory level design course and the discussion includes an overview of piping flexibility (i.e., stress) analysis requirements but it is not intended to provide detailed instruction on flexibility analysis requirements. The objectives of this course are to provide an overview of the Canadian regulatory regime as it applies to pressure piping systems, including an overview of the relationship between provincial regulations, CSA B51, and ASME B31.3, and pertinent construction requirements (e.g., examination requirements, pressure testing, etc.); highlight areas where code requirements may not fully meet local Canadian regulatory requirements; reference applicable Code interpretations and local regulatory bulletins, notices, or advisories; enable students to understand the basic ASME B31.3 code design requirements, determine when ASME B31.3 applies, complete basic code design calculations, gain general understanding of the standards applicable to piping components commonly used in ASME B31.3 piping systems and the implications and/or limitations that these components may have in their piping designs, and understand how materials’ properties are considered in code design by providing a brief overview of materials properties.
Note: Due to the importance of the Oil and Gas Industry in Alberta, there will be a focus on local Alberta requirements but the course may touch on certain requirements in other jurisdictions as well (e.g., Offshore East Coast, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, etc.).
Materials, Fabrication, Inspection, and Testing Requirements
Date: October 27-30, 2015
Location: Edmonton, AB
This is an introductory course to provide the basic understanding of the materials, fabrication, inspection and testing portions of ASME B31.3 for new construction and how it may be applied for post construction inspection, repairs, and alterations. The course also includes an introduction to ASTM material standards and AWS filler metal standards.
This course will assist manufacturers in meeting the personnel competency and training requirements of AB-518, Rev. 1, Pressure Piping Construction Requirements.
"I think that the way CASTI courses are presented is essential for practising, professional engineers in Alberta dealing with mechanical design, fabrication and construction. CASTI provides a great service to Alberta which is obvious by out of province people who attend the courses."
on ASME Section IX, November 2014
See more Testimonials