Faculty of Science, Agriculture & Engineering

Short Courses (CPD)

Short Courses (CPD)


In response to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, Newcastle University is not delivering any face-to-face CPD programmes before January 2021. If you are interested in studying any of our modules online, contact the CPD Unit for advice.


About the Course

Reliability and Integrity Management of Subsea Systems

Introducing and relating the concepts of risk and reliability to integrity management decisions.

You'll understand:

  • how to assess and quantify hazards using the industry recognised techniques of FMECA (failure mode, effects and criticality analysis) and HAZOP (hazard and operability study)
  • how subsea structures are maintained and inspected

This course is also delivered on at least one of the Faculty's Masters programmes in the School of Engineering, and you will attend alongside full and part time registered students.

Course dates

This course has already been delivered or dates are currently being arranged. Submit an Expression of Interest if you would like to be notified of future dates.

Objectives and Outline

Reliability and Integrity Management of Subsea Systems

Course Objectives

You'll find out about:

  • the concepts of risk assessment, particularly as it relates to integrity management
  • hazards related to offshore and subsea operation
  • the financial implications involved with assessing the maintenance strategies for offshore facilities

You'll be able to:

  • describe appropriate inspection and intervention techniques for identified threats
  • appreciate the requirement for data management systems
  • complete simple risk assessments and HAZOPs for a pipeline system

Course Outline

  1. Introduction to Risk Assessment:
    • introduction to the concepts of risk
    • quantitative, semi-quantitative and qualitative approaches
    • ALARP ("as low as reasonably practicable") criteria
    • individual and societal risk factors
  2. FMECA and HAZOPS:
    • use of failure modes and effects and criticality analysis to identify system and component failure
    • hazard and operability studies to identify hazards in offshore and subsea processes
  3. Monitoring, Intervention and Inspection Methods:
    • the use of remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs), inspection vehicles and divers to monitor and maintain the subsea system
  4. Data Management:
    • the use of data management systems to maintain records and inform the integrity management process
  5. HAZOP tutorial:
    • group HAZOP study
      • if you choose to be formally assessed, the group report will contribute to your final mark
Course dates

This course has already been delivered or dates are currently being arranged. Submit an Expression of Interest if you would like to be notified of future dates.

Further Information

Reliability and Integrity Management of Subsea Systems

Academic Module Outline

This course is also delivered as a Module (code MAR8047) on at least one of the Faculty's Masters programmes, the majority of which can be studied part time, making them suitable for those in employment. You will attend with full and part time registered students. The Academic Module Outline is available via the University's Module Catalogue.

Course Materials

During the course, you will be able to access course materials electronically using the University Wifi. We suggest that you bring a laptop or tablet with PDF viewer if you wish to refer to the notes during the course. Please ensure that you make sure your electronic device is fully charged, as access to charging points may be limited within the lecture rooms.

Update to Course Content

Please note that our courses are reviewed regularly, both in response to feedback and so that information about recent research and developments can be included. Thus, content may be subject to change.

Presenters

Reliability and Integrity Management of Subsea Systems

Presenters

Newcastle University
Industry Professionals
  • To be confirmed

Fees

Reliability and Integrity Management of Subsea Systems

Fees

  • Reliability and Integrity Management of Subsea Systems
    • £1325 (duration 5 days)

We offer a 30 percent discount to full time students and to Newcastle University staff.

The course fee includes tuition, course materials, lunch and refreshments.

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Formal assessment may be available for this Course. Assessment attracts an additional fee of £365, and delegates will be issued with a transcript and Certificate of Credit Achieved.

This course has already been delivered or dates are currently being arranged. Submit an Expression of Interest if you would like to be notified of future dates.