Introduction to Pipeline Materials (CS013A)

Introduction to Pipeline Materials

Gain awareness of pipeline materials properties and selection; composition and mechanical properties of carbon steel and corrosion-resistant pipeline materials, welds, connectors, flexible pipelines, and non-metallic pipeline materials.

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 60 minutes



Study on-demand at your own pace



Awareness level


Competency Standards

Satisfies the learning requirement for
Pipeline Materials CS013A


What you will get

Completion E-badge, plus informal
Continued Professional Development hours

What you will learn

This technical course has been split into two parts: Basic Materials Properties and Metallurgy, and API 5L: Pipe Grades and Strength Properties.
During this course, you will gain insight into:

- Types of steels
- Basic material properties
- Available manufacturing and heat treatment processes
- Chemical composition and alloying approaches
- Material characterization using metallography, mechanical testing and non-destructive testing
- Typical material defects

Meet your subject matter expert

Mark Wright

Simon Slater

Simon Slater is a Principal Integrity Engineer working for ROSEN Integrity Services, based in Columbus, Ohio. Simon is a Materials & Welding Engineer providing technical consultancy associated with structural integrity assessments, pipe material properties and welding engineering. He has been working for ROSEN Integrity Services for 11 years. The majority of his time is focused on supporting operators to manage the threat of crack-like features and material property and attribute verification. Prior to joining ROSEN, he worked in the steel industry for 12 years, seven years of which was in pipe manufacturing and 5 years in research and development. His areas of expertise include metallurgy, welding of pipeline materials, laboratory materials testing, engineering critical assessment and structural integrity.