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MAR8013 : Asset Management (Inactive)

  • Inactive for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Narakorn Srinil
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0


A1. To provde students with knowledge of the management and maintenance of high pressure pipelines.
A2. To provide students with knowledge of key engineering processes.

Outline Of Syllabus

System Control and Instrumentation - Includes the background to instrumentation and data acquisition system used to control pipeline pressure and flow.
Emergency Operations (1 lecture) - Explores what happens when incidents occur on the pipeline including response management, site preparation, safety measures, isolation & shut-down equipment & procedures.
Surveillance Systems (1 lecture) - Introduction to surveillance systems including aerial, satellite & sub-marine surveillance for pipeline protection and leak detection techniques.
Maintenance Pigging (1 lecture) - Outline of the pigging equipment and procedures used for wax & scale measurement, internal cleaning operations and calliper sizing.
Integrity Inspection (2 lectures) - Introduction inspection vehicles for integrity assessment, intelligent pig concepts & deployment, inspection data acquisition, processing & interpretation, pipeline spatial mapping systems
Pipeline Life Assessment (2 lectures) - Overview of the principles of integrity management planning, including using risk assessment to make integrity decisions and the use of data & structural integrity analyses for whole-life assessment.
Repair and Modification (1 lecture) - Introduction to the processes and methodologies for repairing high pressure pipelines including site preparation, structural repair techniques, and pipeline rehabilitation operations.
Maintenance Management (1 lecture) - Explores reliability-centred maintenance concepts, maintenance strategy & planning and documentation systems.
Workshop (2 sessions) - The workshop for Asset Management is a group project exercise in which each group has to conduct a task relevant to the asset management of pipelines.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion118:0018:00Examination Revision
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion12:002:00Examination
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion17:307:30Coursework
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture123:0036:00Including Tutorials
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading136:3036:30N/A
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The use of lectures as the principle teaching method is an effective means to assist students in the acquisition of a knowledge base that will facilitate understanding of a sizeable and detailed body of materials. (IK01-2)

Independent study includes:
Directed study following lectures, with notes provided.
Review of specified reference materials to widen knowledge.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1202A80N/A
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Report2M20Group project - approx 7.5 hours
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The examination allows students to demonstrate their knowledge of the descriptive material and the basic techniques taught. The ability to study independently and collate additional material is also tested as credit is given for reference material in the examination.
The coursework will assess the required skills of report writing, information literacy, problem solving and analysis techniques by requiring the student to analyse data and make decisions on the basis of the data. The coursework will also assess the student’s ability to work in a team and also to perform to a deadline. The Graduate Skills Framework entries indicated as 'A' are also assessed in this way.

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