Introduction to Pipeline Steels:
Manufacturing, Specifications, Standards, and Metallurgy:
Part 3: Introduction to Pipe and Fitting Manufacturing
(previously recorded live training)

  • Author: Technical Toolboxes
  • Level: Advanced
  • Study time: 45 minutes
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COURSE OVERVIEW
This course gives an introduction on how pipes and fittings are made.  
The video reviews five important methods of manufacturing, which are: rolling, casting, forging and welding. 
It briefly introduces the concepts of seamless and seamed pipes and some examples of each concept. 
  • Video time: 45 minutes

Bill Amend 

Technical Advisor at RSI Pipeline Solutions (semi-retired): Pipeline Integrity, Metallurgical Engineering and Training
ABOUT Bill 
Mr. Amend has provided metallurgical engineering services to the energy industry (oil & gas production and pipelines and geothermal energy production) since 1979. He previously worked with DNV (12 years), Structural Integrity Associates (5 years), Southern California Gas Company (14 years), and Unocal Corporation (12 years).

His areas of expertise include failure analysis, integrity management of early vintage steel pipelines and pipeline welds, in-situ, nondestructive determination of pipe properties, development and review of welding procedures for in-service pipelines and pipeline repair, materials selection for hydrogen pipelines, materials testing and selection for severe geothermal environments, and technical training.

He has served in various leadership roles in subcommittees of API 1104 and has managed and conducted several research projects for PRCI, earning the Distinguished Service Award from PRCI in 2002.He is a co-holder of three U.S. patents related to the control of corrosion in geothermal systems.

Mr. Amend is a Professional Engineer registered in the State of California. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Metallurgical Engineering from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.