Liquid Pipeline Hydraulics
This online engineering PDH course covers the steady state transportation of liquids in pipelines. These include water lines, refined petroleum products and crude oil pipelines.
Common forms of equations relating to flow versus pressure drop due to friction are introduced and applications illustrated by example problems. In a long distance pipeline the need for multiple pump stations and hydraulic pressure gradient are discussed.
The use of drag reduction as a means to improving pipeline throughput is explored. Batching of different products in a pipeline simultaneously, with minimum commingling, is discussed next. The internal design pressure in a pipeline and the hydrostatic test pressure for safe operation are explained with illustrative examples.
This 6 PDH online course is intended for civil, mechanical, pipeline and petroleum engineers involved in the planning, design, and construction of liquid pipelines, or seeking to gain a better understanding of the hydraulics of liquid pipelines.
This PE continuing education online PDH course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:
- Learning about the properties of liquids
- Calculating Reynolds Number and friction factor
- Calculating liquid pressure drop in a pipeline using Moody Diagrams and pressure drop equations such as Miller Equation, MIT Equation and Hazen Williams
- Understanding the components of total pressure and how to maintain the hydraulic pressure gradient above the elevation profile
- Understanding the effect of temperature on liquid pipeline calculations
- Looping a pipeline to increase flow rate
- Determining the quantity and location of pumping stations and the required horsepower
- Plotting pump vs. system head curves
- Evaluating pump curves, including head vs. flow rate, efficiency vs. flow rate, BHP vs. flow rate, NSPH vs. flow rate
- Using drag reduction agents (DRA) to increase a pipeline's capacity
- Calculating pipe wall thickness based on MAOP
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the document titled "Liquid Pipeline Hydraulics".
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