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High Pressure Gas Transmission Systems: 5 Day Intensive Course


This five day intensive course provides gas industry pressure control foundation training for managers, engineers and technicians. It includes a combination of classroom and practical tuition for personnel working in power generation, industry and gas supply.

The programme aims to develop knowledge and understanding of the standards and regulations that govern the industry, in particular the safety issues. The design and build of gas transmission systems is covered from both a theoretical and practical aspect. Typical equipment from the various processes is studied and operated. Hands-on experience is gained in the isolation, maintenance and operation of gas transmission systems. Training is provided in a controlled environment, avoiding operational disruption.


On completion of this course, by means of classroom sessions and practical workshops, delegates will:

  • Understand the structure of the UK gas industry, the operating standards and the legislation that impacts upon owners and operators of gas pipelines and assets;
  • Recognise safe working practices when working in hazardous areas including site entry, safe use of electrical equipment and emergency/evacuation procedures;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the standards to which fuel gas supply systems are designed, in particular, pipelines and pressure regulating equipment;
  • Understand the advantages of the various maintenance philosophies available as applied to gas supply pipelines and associated plant;
  • Be able to safely isolate, vent and purge a section of gas pipeline and plant in line with industry best practice.

Course Content

  • Industry overview, legislation, codes and standards
  • UK gas industry overview
  • Legislation and its impact on the gas industry codes and international standards used for designing, building and operating high pressure gas equipment
  • Safety documents and best practices


Safety Working Practices: Safety, hazardous areas, and equipment assessment; how they are derived and their implications; zoning and equipment; permitry and site entry procedures; emergency and evacuation procedures; safe plant isolation and purge, including vent gas sampling.

System Design: Gas laws; Overview of underground pipe systems, including design, integrity, and causes of failure; Selection and construction of entire fuel gas systems, including isolation of gas transmission equipment; Pressure regulating and control valves, including isolation using plug valves and venting ball valves; Shutdowns, pipeline testing, and corrosion protection; Gas regulating equipment; Filtration, dilution purge, and management of trapped gas; Flow regulating valves; gas metering; gas instrumentation; and control systems.

Operations and Maintenance: Maintenance regimes and philosophies, including gas regulating equipment; Pipelines and on-line inspection; Planning, procedures, and documentation systems; Specifying maintenance schedules; Skid units; and Diagnostic checks.


Available on request.


Unit E2, Neath Vale Business Park, Resolven, Neath, SA11 4SR, Wales, UK.


Available on request.

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