Introduction to Pipeline Hydraulics (CS008A)

Introduction to Pipeline Hydraulics

is e-learn course will provide you with an understanding of hydraulic principles, an awareness of different phases, flows, equations of state, head losses, flow assurance, wax and hydrate formation, and the differences between compressible and incompressible fluids in a pipeline.

This technical course has been authored by our industry expert and is designed to offer you with just-in-time knowledge related to pipeline integrity management. The courses can be studied as part of your learning journey, or used as a reference library.

Your course at a glance


Course Availability

Available to access online 24/7



Estimated 90 minutes



Study on-demand at your own pace



Awareness level


Competency Standards

Satisfies the learning requirement for
Pipeline Hydraulics CS008A


What you will get

Completion E-badge, plus informal
Continued Professional Development hours

What you will learn

This technical course has been split into four parts: Hydraulics and Flow Assurance, States of Matter, Pressure, and Pressure in Gasses and Liquids. During these sessions, you will gain insight into:

- States of matter and phases
- Fluid mechanics
- Pipeline economics
- Pressure and ‘head’
- Compressibility
- Resistance to flow
- Fluid flow
- Wax and hydrate formation
- Increasing pressure (pumps and compressors)

Meet your subject matter expert


Dr Phil Hopkins

Dr. Phil Hopkins, an independent consultant based in the UK, developed all content for this program. Dr Hopkins has held a number of senior management and executive positions in the oil and gas business, and combines this high level management expertise with over 35 years engineering experience in transmission pipelines, including work on pipeline engineering, damage, safety, risk, integrity, surveillance, inspection and maintenance, and repair.