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Liquid Pipeline Hydraulics

COURSE NO: P06-002
COURSE PROVIDER: Shashi Menon, Ph.D., P.E.
Liquid Pipeline Hydraulics
Course Highlights

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.

Learning Objectives

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
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the document titled "Liquid Pipeline Hydraulics".

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Liquid Pipeline Hydraulics (1.3 MB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of thirty (30) questions to earn 6 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on the entire document.
The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

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