• May 26, 2021 - May 27, 2021
    4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Benjamin Zand will present “Pipeline Encroachment & Surface Loading Stress Analysis,” as a webinar on May 26, 27, 2021.
This will be a 6-hour class scheduled from 4 p.m. CDT – 7 p.m. CDT on May 26th and May 27th. This training has the minimum required to hold the class. Further information to be provided upon registration.

This timing of this course makes it available for Australian and New Zealand Time Zones.

NZST is 17 hours ahead of CDT US –
For you the class would be held on May 27, 28 from 9 a.m. – 11: a.m. NZST

AEST is 15 hours ahead of CDT US
For you the class would be held on May 27, 28 from 7 a.m..- 10 a.m. AEST

AWST is 13 hours ahead of CDT US
For you the class would be held on May 27, 28 from 5 a.m. – 8 a.m. AWST

ACST is 14.5 hours ahead of CDT US
For you the class would be held on May 27, 28 from 6:30 a.m. – 9:30 am ACST


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.

Course Outline

  1. Introduction
    1. Pipeline Encroachment
    2. Stress-Strain Relationship
    3. Allowable Limits
  1. Surface Loading Stress Analysis
    1. Crossing Parameters
    2. Soil Overburden Calculations
    3. Wheel Load Analysis
    4. Operating Loads
  1. CEPA Model
    1. Soil Overburden Calculations
    2. Circumferential Stress Calculations
    3. Longitudinal Stress Calculations
    4. Equivalent Stress Calculations
  1. API 1102 Recommended Practice
    1. Background
    2. Application
  1. Technical Toolboxes’ Crossing Modules
    1. API 1102 Highway Crossing
    2. API 1102 Railroad Crossing
    3. Wheel Load Analysis
    4. Track Load Analysis
    5. Uncased Pipeline Crossing Analysis


Course notes
Certificate of completion awarding 6 PDHs

Webinar Feedback:

This webinar received a  4.7 star out of 5 star rating!

“I have taken several training courses from Technical Toolbox and this one was by far the best in terms of the balance between the amount of real work applications and engineering/technical overview.”
“I very much enjoyed the background context on the theory behind the calculations. This is valuable in informing what manual overrides of default parameters are permissible based on known site conditions.”

Instructor Bio

Benjamin Zand, Principal Engineer, RSI Pipeline Solutions

Dr  Benjamin 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, sinkhole, earthquake and fault crossing. 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. He previously worked with Kiefner & Associates, Inc. (2012 to 2019) and has recently joined RSI Pipeline Solutions, LLC. He has served as an instructor for Rock Mechanics course at the Ohio State University.

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