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 Evaluation and Rehabilitation of Pipelines

Training courses: October 18-19
Conference: October 20-21
Exhibition: October 20-21

Performing Pipeline Rehabilitation



  • Overview of the course
  • Outline of Course Materials

In-Plant Rehabilitation of Pipelines

  • Removal of existing coatings
  • Internal cleaning
  • Surface preparation
  • Coating application

Field Rehabilitation Options

  • Types of techniques that are available
  • Factors affecting selection of the best technique
  • Practical examples

Out of the Ditch Rehabilitation Projects

  • Right-of-way crossings
  • Applicable engineering calculations
  • Right-of-way preparation
  • Excavation and stripping the pipeline
  • Removing the existing coating
  • Preparing the pipeline surface for the new coating
  • Application of the new coating
  • Lowering-in and tie-in of the pipeline
  • Final right-of-way restoration

In-situ and Short Segment Rehabilitation Projects

  • Engineering Evaluation of the project
  • API 1117 Standard
  • Supporting the line
  • Moving the line
  • Lowering the line
  • Excavation of the pipeline
  • Removing the existing coating
  • Preparing the pipeline surface for the new coating
  • Application of the new coating

New Approach to In-Situ Rehabilitation

  • Rehabilitation of Operating Pipelines
  • Problems
  • New Technology Solution

Internal Pipeline Rehabilitation Projects

  • Nature of the problem
  • Corrosion, erosion and corrosion/erosion
  • Techniques available
    • “Tight fit” or interference sliplining systems
    • “Swedglining  systems
  • Xhab external pipe strengthening
  • Smart Pipe internal pipe strengthening
  • Liquid coating systems

Selecting a Field Rehabilitation Coating

  • Evolution of field coatings
  • Application Properties
  • Material Properties
  • Costs

Inspection of the pipeline

  • ANSI B31-G
  • Eddy Current mapping of corrosion sites

Making necessary repairs

  • Out of service repairs
  • In-situ repairs
  • Welded repairs
  • Composite reinforced repairs
  • XWrap hand-applied repair
  • Epoxy in-fill repairs

Environmental Issues

  • Coatings removal
  • Coating application
  • Abrasives and dust
  • Coating overspray

Industry Standards

  • Coating removal (How clean is clean?)
  • Testing for water soluble contaminants
  • Surface preparation
  • Specifying abrasives
  • Inspection of coatings

Job Specifications

  • Excavation
  • Coating Removal
  • Inspection and Repair
  • Surface Preparation
  • Coating Application
  • Backfill
  • Safety

Tying it all together

  • Questions and Answers

Organized by:  
Clarion Technical Conferences Tiratsoo Technical
Supported by:
Journal of Pipeline Engineering
Pipelines International PRCI

The PIPE is the international membership organization for those who work in the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of oil and gas pipelines.

The Journal of Pipeline Engineering
Established in 2001, The Journal of Pipeline Engineering (incorporating the Journal of Pipeline Integrity) is an independent, international, quarterly journal, devoted to all aspects of engineering for oil, gas, and products pipelines.