Effect of Construction and Blast Vibration on Buried Pipelines (previously recorded live training)

  • Author: Technical
  • Level: Advanced
  • Study time: 5.5 hours
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Course overview
**This is a previously recorded virtual training**

(Video Only. No PDH available)

The Effects of Construction and Blast Vibration on Buried pipelines is a one-day course that covers the effects of vibration from blasting operation and construction activities on buried pipelines.

In this course, you will learn:
1. Generals of ground vibration
2. Acceptable vibration levels for a buried pipeline
3. Integrity issues due to vibration and blast operation

Vibration from construction equipment (e.g. vibratory compactor, pile driving, jackhammer) and blast operation near a buried pipeline will be discussed, and engineering methods to calculate vibration induced stresses will be reviewed. We will also review acceptance criteria for vibration induced stresses in a buried pipeline.
  • Video time: 5.5 hours

Dr. Benjamin Zand, PhD, P.E.

Content SME, Scientific Computation and Principal Engineer at RSI Pipeline Solutions, LLC
Dr. Zand has 20 years of experience in geotechnical engineering, geohazard assessment, stress analysis, pipeline integrity assessment, mechanics of composite material, and mathematical modeling. His experience includes stress and vibration analysis and monitoring for oil and gas transport pipelines and facility piping.

Dr. Zand has assisted pipeline operators with geohazard problems such as longwall mining subsidence, ground movement, sinkholes, earthquakes, and fault crossings.

Dr. Zand has developed mitigation and monitoring programs for pipelines subjected to various geohazard conditions. He has assessed numerous pipelines subjected to vibration and cyclic loading from blast and construction. After working with Kiefner & Associates, Inc. from 2012 to 2019, he began a position at RSI Pipeline Solutions, LLC. He has also served as an instructor for the Rock Mechanics course at Ohio State University.