The Fourth International Forum on
Transportation of CO2 by Pipeline

CO2 Pipelines Short Course 17-18 June
Conference 19-20 June
Newcastle, UK

Pipeline Transportation of Carbon Dioxide Containing Impurities

Course schedule
Monday and Tuesday
17-18 June
09.00 - 17.00

The course covers the entire spectrum of technical issues and requirements for the design, construction, operation, maintenance, risk and integrity assessment of pipelines carrying impure CO2

Who should attend?

Professionals who require in-depth background and technical requirements of transport systems for impure CO2 , including pipeline engineers and designers; regulators, health, safety and environmental specialists.


The course will be fully documented, with all slides and related documents provided as an Acrobat PDF document. We will send you a link to download the document as we get nearer the course dates. The course slides will also be available on a CD at the registration desk. For this reason, please bring a tablet or laptop to the course. In addition to the PDF, you will also will receive a copy of the instructors' reference book Pipeline Transportation of Carbon Dioxide Containing Impurities recently published by ASME.


BotrosDr Kamal K. Botros has 35+ years of experience working on various fluid flow problems, including equipment dynamics related to pipeline and industrial facilities, petrochemical manufacturing plants and gas processing plants. Early research focused on solving problems related to the generation, transmission and suppression of flow-generated pulsation. Later work focused on transient flow problems in complex systems. He has contributed to the area of environmental mediation, including the development of supersonic gas ejector for capturing of gas emission, a Predictive Emission Monitoring (PEM) model, CO2 emission abatement techniques for gas turbine-based systems, and improving expelling techniques of combustible gases from confined spaces. Recent activities include measurement of decompression wave speed following ruptures of high-pressure, rich gas and CO2 pipelines, gas turbine degradation modeling, stochastic methods, and dynamic programming for multi-objective optimizations of large design space problems. His research interests lie predominantly in time-dependent phenomena of fluids-equipment-structure interactions. Dr. Botros has published more than 170 technical papers in journals and refereed conferences, has three patents, and has coauthored two books, Pipeline Pumping and Compression Systems and Pipeline Transportation of Carbon Dioxide Containing Impurities. He holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Calgary.  

RothwellBrian Rothwell is a pipeline consultant based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He has worked in the pipeline industry and related sectors for over 45 years in the fields of materials, fracture and welding for pipeline systems, and for the last 25 years on safety and integrity, risk and reliability of gas transmission systems. Brian retired from TransCanada PipeLines in 2007 after 28 years of service. He has been active in Canadian Standards Association activities for some 30 years, and has served as Chair of the Technical Committee for pipeline systems and materials, in which he is still active. Brian is a member of the CSA Task Force on CO2 pipelines.

Course Outline

  1. Background and Overview
    • CO2 and Climate Change Issues
    • Natural vs. Anthropogenic CO2 Mixtures
    • Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS):
      • Capture Technologies
      • Sequestration
      • Transportation
    • Key Physical and Thermodynamic Properties of Pure CO2
    • Effects of Impurities on the Properties of CO2 Mixtures
    • Key Role of the Phase Diagram
  1. Pipeline Transportation of CO2
    • Overview of Design Requirements
    • System Design and Pipeline Hydraulics
    • Effects of Impurities on Flow Assurance
    • Transient Flows
    • Startup and Shutdown
    • Metering Facilities Layout
    • Pipeline Valves for CO2 Application
    • Pipeline Controls
    • Some Operational Issues for CO2 Pipelines
    • Codes and Standards
  1. Fracture Control
    • Basics of Fracture Mechanics and Fracture Toughness Testing
    • Fracture Control for CO2 Pipelines
      • Prevention of Brittle Fracture
      • Fracture Initiation Resistance
      • Background to Fracture Propagation Control for Dense–Phase CO2 Pipelines
      • Characteristics of Decompression Waves in CO2 Pipelines
        • Pure CO2 and the Effect of Impurities
        • Experimental Verification
      • Practical Approach to Fracture Propagation Control in Dense Phase CO2 pipelines
      • Fracture Propagation Control for Gaseous-Phase CO2 Pipelines
      • Crack Arrestors
  1. Pumping and Compression Systems for CO2 Pipelines
    • Thermodynamics of CO2 Compression in Different Phases
    • Initial Compression of Captured CO2
    • Types of Pumps and Compressors Suitable for CO2
    • Current Technologies of CO2 Compression and Pumping Systems
    • Drives
    • Compressor Seals for CO2 Application
    • Vibration and Instability Issues
    • Surge Control
  1. Risk Assessment and Integrity Management
    • Basics of Pipeline Risk Assessment Methods
      • Index, Matrix and Quantitative Methods
    • Failure Frequency Estimation
    • CO2 Hazard Identification and Consequence Estimation
      • CO2 Release Hazards
      • Release Dynamics
      • Atmospheric Dispersion
      • Modeling Tools
      • Release Modeling Examples
    • Comparison of Risk Factors between CO2 and Flammable Gas Pipelines
    • Role of Risk Assessment in Integrity Management Programs

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Clarion Technical Conferences

Tiratsoo Technical

Supported by: Newcastle University    
  PIPE Pipelines International The Journal of Pipeline Engineering