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TRAN 371 : Pipelines, Land Use, and the Environment

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College of Aeronautics (WAERO)
Pipelines, Land Use, and the Environment
This course examines the economics, regulatory environment, policy issues, management, and operations of domestic and international pipeline systems for the movement of gases, liquids, and slurries. Special emphasis is placed on environmental and land use issues as they relate to the construction and operation of pipelines.

The goal of this course is to introduce the physical characteristics of the pipeline mode of transportation. The student will study and learn about the design, operation, and maintenance of domestic and international pipeline systems. Understand the economic, ownership and government regulation of pipeline systems. Recognize the environmental issues associated with the operation of pipelines so will the applicable environmental rules and regulations. Identify on right of way requirement and land planning in the context of pipeline installation.

1. Relate the development of pipeline systems from an historical point of view, and the current pipeline infrastructure, to both domestic and international operations.

2. Discuss the importance of pipelines to the economy, financing, ownership, and government approval and regulation of the industry. Including the modal cost structure, competitive environment, and pricing system of the mode.

3. Explain the land use and right of way requirements for the planning of pipeline routing and the role of eminent domain in the process.

4. Identify the environmental issues involved with the installation and operation of a pipeline system and discuss some of the major pipeline releases and environmental impacts.5. Relate the rules and guidelines that regulate the operation of pipelines, including EPA, Coast Guard and Army Corp of Engineers permit and program regulations.

6. Explain the maintenance requirement and processes of pipelines, including the use of corrosion and cathodic protection, inline inspections, pressure testing, and "call before you dig" programs.

7. Discuss the operating characteristics of the pipelines, including the operation and management of pipeline systems and terminals, control centers, emergency operations, and abnormal operations procedures.

8. Discuss the different types of products moved by pipeline, understand the difference between fungible and segregated products, and slurries, and explain the batching process.

9. Explain the basic pipeline engineering design factors associated with pipeline design including terminal and pumping propulsion requirements, physics of streamline and turbulent flows in fluid movement, impacts of pipeline hydraulics on design, and construction material.

10. Demonstrate appropriate selection and application of a research method and statistical analysis (where required), specific to the course subject matter. (Effective July 1, 2013)

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Publications American Petroleum Institute (2002). Liquid pipeline field operations: Training Guide. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall. ISBN: 0-13-046669-7 Association Websites National Transportation Library: Transportation Research Board: Transportation Research Forum: Websites Bureau of Transportation Statistics: ExxonMobil Pipeline: NTSB – Pipeline & hazardous materials: Pipeline 101: Pipeline and Gas Technology: Report to congress: Pipeline Safety and Security: U.S. Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration: Journals Journal of Pipeline Systems Engineering and Practice: Oil and Gas Journal: Electronic: 01/02/1978 to present in LexisNexis Academic 01/01/1989 to 02/28/2003 in Business & Company Resource Center 01/07/1991 to 1 month ago in ProQuest Central (Legacy Platform) Print: v.88, no.31- (1990: July 30- ) Pipeline and Gas Journal: Electronic: 12/01/1993 to present in Business & Company Resource Center 01/01/1997 to present in Applied Science & Technology Full Text, ProQuest and Wilson OmniFile: Full Text Mega Edition Print: v.218:no.2-current (1991: Feb.) Pipelines International: Pipes and Pipelines International Magazine: Database Recommendations Transportation Research Record (TRR)/ Journal of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) ProQuest CQ Press Electronic Library ScienceDirect National Technical Reports Library IEEE Xplore National Technical Information Service (NTIS)/Aerospace & High Technology Database

Written assignments must be formatted in accordance with the current edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) unless otherwise instructed in individual assignments.

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Undergraduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
60 - 69% D
0 - 60% F

Graduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
0 - 69% F
Written and oral communications as well as computer skills are emphasized in each course offered throughout the Worldwide Campus.
Eric Tangumonkem - 3/1/2015
Dr. Larry W. Jenkins - 3/1/2015
Dr. Dennis Vincenzi - 3/1/2015
Dr. Kenneth Witcher - 3/1/2015
1-17 Bachelor of Science in Transportation PO #1 - Critical Thinking: The student will show through a variety of mediums (for examples, examinations, term-papers, presentations and assignments) knowledge at a synthesis level to define and solve problems within professional and personal environments.

PO #2 - Quantitative Reasoning: The student will demonstrate the use of digitally-enabled technology and analysis techniques to interpret data for the purpose of drawing valid conclusions and solving associated problems. This may be in the form on direct assignments with software programs, systems and experimentation.

PO #3 - Information Literacy: The student will gather information from primary and secondary sources and incorporating and documenting source material in their writing, for example by referencing – but not limited and also using to justify and explain methodologies and critiquing work and findings. This scope will not be limited to libraries, but digital searching and use of learning resource centers within ERAU and industrial based centers

PO #4 - Communication: The student will communicate concepts in written, digital and oral forms to present technical and non-technical information for the purpose of assessment, information sharing and presentation to their peers.

PO #5 - Scientific Literacy: The student will include in all appropriate applications the process analyzing scientific evidence as it relates to the physical world and its interrelationship with human values and interests.

PO#6 – Cultural Literacy: The student will be able to analyze historical events, cultural artifacts, and philosophical concepts.

PO#7 - Life Long Personal Growth: The student will be supported by the role of ERAU of the skills needed to enrich the quality of life through activities that enhance and promote lifelong learning, for example, the opportunity to attend seminars, conferences and partake in the lectures from visiting Professors. Likewise, the role of the Alumni in sharing and developing experiences.

PO#8 - Air Transport System outcome: The student will identify and apply the fundamentals of air transportation as part of a global transportation system, including the technological, social, economical, and political aspects of the system as they applies to passenger and cargo operations and management.

PO #9 - Highway Systems outcome: The student will demonstrate and discuss the characteristics of commercial, public, and private vehicles, as well as road and highway infrastructure, and the factors that lead to differences in the economics, pricing, and operations of the various forms of highway transportation and evaluate each method where used.

PO #10 - Rail Systems outcome: The student will apply the operational, economic, and regulatory characteristics of rail vehicles and rail right-of-ways for the movement of people and freight, to identify the advantages and potential of rail to the transportation system as a whole.

PO #11 - Marine Systems outcome: The student will apply their knowledge of the characteristics of marine vessels and the waterways on which they operate, as well as the economics, regulatory considerations, maritime and international laws, to evaluate the role of marine transport systems in the efficient transport of passengers and cargo.

PO #12 - Pipeline Systems outcome: The student will demonstrate and justify the economics and regulatory aspects of pipelines, to include the movement of liquids, gases, slurries, and other bulk materials, as well as the various environmental and land use issues related to the construction and operation of pipelines.

PO #13 - Strategic Intermodal Alliance outcome: The student will demonstrate, through comparisons and analysis, an evaluation of the physical, economic, and regulatory aspects of intermodal transportation alliances at a local, national and international level.

PO #14 - Transportation Legislation outcome: The student will discuss and recall the evolution and development of federal transportation legislation including highway, air, railroad, maritime, transit, and pipeline, including funding mechanisms and past and present underlying problems. A critical review of applicable international treaties and conventions is included.

PO #15 - Transportation and the Environment outcome: The student will identify and describe the challenges of developing and maintaining an effective and efficient transportation system while mitigating the negative environmental impacts, to include economic, regulatory, legal, political, and energy consumption considerations.

PO #16 - Transportation Safety and Security outcome: The student will relate and recommend improvements for safety and security issues pertaining to transportation networks, vehicles, people, and facilities, as well as the construction and design of operational and managerial criteria for the defense of people and property.

PO #17 - Urban Transportation and City Planning outcome: The student will analyze city planning as it relates to meeting the needs of transporting people, goods and cargo. Evaluation will include examples of best and worst city practices and historical, technological and environmental influences. Students will assess city development, urban transportation public and private, motorized and non-motorized, as well as identifying the complex relationships between transportation and land use within the urban environment to evaluate existing and proposed designs.
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