Pipeline Encroachment and Surface Loading Stress Analysis (previously recorded live training)

  • Author: Technical Toolboxes
  • Level: Advanced
  • Study time: 5 hrs
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Course overview
**This is a previously recorded virtual training**

(Video Only. No PDH available)

The objective of this learning opportunity is to provide pipeline operators with an in-depth course presenting the use of Wheel Load Analysis, Track Load Analysis, and API 1102 Recommended Practice as provided in the Pipeline Toolbox program, as well as the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA) surface loading model. 

This course will include a brief introduction on pipeline encroachment, stress-strain relationship, and allowable stress limits for buried pipelines. Then the theoretical background of the surface loading stress analysis models will be covered.

The course will then present working examples of surface loading problems using modules from Pipeline Toolbox.
  • Video time: 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.