PIPETP: Pipeline Engineering programme

PIPETP: Pipeline Engineering programme

This programme consistes of 12 Courses: 


  1. PIPE Pipeline Industry Overview
  2. HYDR Hydrocarbon Fluids
  3. SFTY Security, Safety and Emergency
  4. MGMT Records Management
  5. PIPE Pipeline Design and Construction
  6. BLPR Print Reading
  7. LAND Right of Way
  8. PIPE Corrosion Theory
  9. PIPE Measurement Fundamentals
  10. INSP Inspection Techniques
  11. PIPE Overview of Pipeline Operations
  12. PIPE Pipeline Lab

The Pipeline Operations program prepares graduates to operate pipelines safely and efficiently in compliance with industry standards and regulations. This program provides learners with a foundational knowledge of pipeline systems, operations and equipment. Areas of study are focused on the day to day operations and include:

  • design
  • construction
  • leak detection
  • flow measurement
  • integrity
  • maintenance of pipelines

In addition to the Pipeline Operations role, other operational roles will benefit from completing this certificate:

  • Maintenance Mechanics
  • Compressor Station Operators
  • Compressor Mechanics/Operators
  • Integrity Technologists
  • Instrumentation Technicians
  • Electrical Technicians
  • Welders/Welding Technicians
  • Valve Maintenance Technicians
  • Equipment Operators and Environmental Technicians

Health & Safety Advisors new to the pipeline industry and looking for context will also benefit from this course.

This programme is also useful for Field Maintenance Managers, Superintendents and Foremen who have relevant experience in another industry needing to augment their expertise with specific pipeline operations information.

Construction Operators, Technologists, Supervisors and Engineers who are new to the pipeline industry will find this program valuable.

Course Description

This course provides a basic understanding of the hydrocarbon pipeline industry in Canada. You'll learn about:

  • pipeline history,
  • properties of hydrocarbon fluids,
  • codes and standards,
  • design, construction and operations of pipelines,
  • pipeline corrosion,

repair and maintenance, safety, and environmental issues relating to pipeline failures

Course Description

You'll gain fundamental insight into the geology of hydrocarbon fluids and their physical and chemical priorities.

Areas of study will include hydraulics of fluid flow in pipelines, calculation of pressure drop including valves and fittings, the geology of hydrocarbon fluids, their composition, properties, and pipeline flow equations

Course Description

This introductory course provides the basic tools required to identify and respond appropriately to security and safety hazards.

You'll learn about the principles involved in industrial security and occupational health and safety. Hazard evaluation, risks, risk management, and personal protective equipment (PPE) are some of the topics covered in this course, along with critical safety-related legislation and legislative bodies and how to use Incident Command System (ICS) in response to an incident

Course Description

With over 460,000 km of pipelines in Western Canada, recent pipeline safety incidents have resulted in increased scrutiny of pipeline regulations, including compliance and enforcement activities.

Emerge from this course with a comprehensive understanding of the document and records management process, which is crucial for the operation of the pipeline safety and loss management system

Course Description

In this course, you'll learn about pipeline design and the construction process. Understand the importance of critical design factors such as fluid pressure and temperature, location, and types of materials used in pipeline construction — from selecting Right of Way (ROW) to pipeline commissioning

Course Description

This course will provide you with the foundation for reading, interpreting, and using the engineering specifications and drawings that are associated with pipelines, pump, compressor, and metering stations. Understanding the purpose of each type of drawing is essential to the technical personnel working on pipelines

Course Description

This course provides an introduction to right of way management in the oil and gas sector. 

After completing this course, you'll be able to describe stakeholder and Indigenous engagement requirements — read and interpret right of way drawing and contractual agreements associated with surface rights, and explain the necessary care and monitoring procedures of right of ways

Course Description

In this course you'll learn about terminology and scope of corrosion in the petroleum industry, studying the basic concepts of corrosion in pipelines and associated equipment, including electrochemical, different forms of corrosion, corrosion controls, and corrosion monitoring systems.

Divided into four modules; this course focuses on pipelines with sacrificial anodes and impressed current cathodic protection systems

Course Description

This course will teach you the role measurement fluids plays in a pipeline. Understanding the tools used in the pipeline industry to ensure the accurate measurement is essential to your role. You will learn about meters and their ancillary devices, proving techniques, quality aspects of measurement, leak detection and its methodology. While also exploring the regulatory requirements for measurement in a pipeline situation

Course Description

Emerge from this course with an understanding of the necessity of pipeline inspection, the types of inspection tools, and their selection criteria for application.

A well designed and managed pipeline inspection program reduces scheduled and unscheduled downtime. It improves HSE performance and assures higher value for money on inspection and maintenance programs, yields auditable data to demonstrate regulatory and internal compliance, drives efficient stewardship of assets and resources, improves risk management and preparedness, enhances corporate governance and promotes operational confidence. A fully implemented inspection can prevent many of the failures, incidents, and shutdowns that typically occur on inadequately managed pipelines

Course Description

In this course, you'll learn about the types of pipelines and products that are transferred by the oil and gas industry. Learn about the equipment associated with pipeline operations, including isolation valves, pigging, gas compression, and fluid pumping equipment. 

This course will cover the general procedures for the safe operation of pipeline systems along with the identification of pipeline repair methods and techniques

Course Description

Using SAIT's state-of-the-art Flow and Wellsite labs, this course will introduce you to fluid metering, valve types, pig launchers, piping, pressure and level transmitters. Emphasis will be on safety and enabling you to understand the equipment's function and purpose by operating the equipment within an industrial setting. A case study review session will enable you to understand the related circumstances and the underlying root causes, which led to some recent major pipeline incidents

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