Pipelines 101: An Introduction to the Pipeline Industry for New To The Industry Pipeline Professionals (trial version)

  • Author: Technical Toolboxes
  • Level: Beginner
  • Study time: 2 hours
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Course overview
**This is a previously recorded virtual training, now provided in on-demand format with PDHs available.**

If you are new to the pipeline industry, this course is intended to help you accelerate your ability to become a productive member of a technical staff.  It is intended to provide an introduction to the onshore oil & gas pipeline industry in the U.S. with particular emphasis on issues related to the steel infrastructure, including related regulatory codes and consensus standards, and the historical evolution of the infrastructure. 

The presentation will include descriptions of available resources where attendees can access more detailed information on several of the topics.
  • Video time: 2 hours
  • Exams: 1

Bill Amend 

Technical Advisor at RSI Pipeline Solutions (semi-retired): Pipeline Integrity, Metallurgical Engineering and Training
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.