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This lesson covers the basic materials from which pipelines are constructed including pipe, coatings, cathodic protection, valves and actuators.  Included in the lesson are two videos from a pipe manufacturing facility and one video from a pipe coating facility.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the two most common ways of welding the longitudinal pipe seam during pipe manufacturing.

  • Explain what SMYS means and why it is important.

  • Explain the purpose of Fusion Bond Epoxy (FBE) coatings.

  • Explain the purpose of a rectifier.

  • Explain the purpose of a ground bed.

  • List three common fittings and explain their purposes.

  • List the four main types of valves used in the pipeline industry to perform the isolation function.

  • Explain what the control function of a valve means.

  • Explain the function of an actuator.

Lesson Outline

  • Pipe

    • Manufacturing methods

    • Properties

    • Labeling

    • Nomenclature

  • Cathodic protection

    • Coatings

    • Rectifiers

    • Ground beds

  • Fittings

    • Types

    • Ratings

  • Valves

    • Types

    • Uses

  • Actuators


  • Company personnel new to the midstream industry.

  • Current professional support personnel who want to learn more about the industry so they can interact with those they support.

  • Industry vendors and suppliers who want to better understand the industry.

  • Others in the industry who want to widen their view and understanding.

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