Unpiggable Pipeline Solutions

Provisional Conference Program

(Updated 3/14/2017 • Subject to change without notice)

DAY 1

8:15   Welcome and opening remarks
INNOVATIONS IN PRE-INSPECTION CLEANING AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT
8:30 1

Wax removal from large-diameter pipes using ice slurries

Steve Wheeler, iNPIPE Products, Brompton on Swale, UK

Dr. D. Rhys, Suez Advanced Solutions Limited, Bristol, UK

9:00 2

Small-diameter cleaning pigs

Doug Batzel, Batzel Engineering, Moosic, PA, USA

9:30 3

Not all pipelines are constructed equal – how to determine the right inspection technology based on expected damage mechanisms

Dan Revelle and Ron Maurier, Quest Integrity, Houston, TX, USA

10:00   Coffee
11:00 4

Development of smart pig technology for launching & receiving through pigging valves

CROSS-OVER TECHNOLOGIES
11:30 5

Comparison and overlaps of tools for internal inspection of pipelines and in human blood vessels

Dr. Stephen Igo, DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center, Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX, USA

12:00   Lunch
1:30 6

Nondestructive evaluation of heat exchanger tubes and pipelines using electromagnetic waves

John DeWees, WaveTrue, New York, NY, USA
Dr. Ronald Focia, Pulsed Power Laboratories, Edgewood, NM, USA

DEVELOPMENTS AND EXPERIENCE WITH ROBOTIC INSPECTION TECHNOLOGY
2:00 7

Data quality of robotic pipeline inspection methods in addressing pipeline threats

Rod Lee, Pipetel , Toronto, ON, Canada
Paul Monsour, Southern California Gas Co., Los Angeles, CA, USA

2:30 8

Trenchless robotic cased pipe inspection via vents

John Abrashkin, Honeybee Robotics, Brooklyn, NY, USA

3:00   Coffee
3:45 9

Robotic crawler ILI of an unpiggable 10” natural gas pipeline

Dr. Aaron Huber, Diakont, San Diego, CA, USA

4:15 10

In-line MFL inspection of a subsea vent line with a self-propelled robotic unit

Benny Hendra Syamsuddin, ROSEN Group, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Corey Richards, ROSEN Group, Lingen, Germany
Daniel Schaller, ROSEN Group, Stans, Switzerland
Frank Mueller, ROSEN Group, Dubai

4:45  

Chairman’s review of Day 1

5:00   Cocktail reception in the Exhibition Hall

DAY 2

CHALLENGING INSPECTION PROJECTS
8:30 11

Pigging four-phase crude pipelines for flow assurance, corrosion control, and inspection: challenges and solutions

Everett F. Johnson, Sr. and Randy Heath, Marathon Oil Eagle Ford Asset Team, Kennedy, TX, USA

9:00 12

Inspection of unpiggable large-diameter pipelines utilizing tri-axial MFL sensor technology

Paris Brad, Troy Hempel and Dale Simpson, Baker Hughes, Calgary, AB, Canada
Aaron Schartner and John Tang, TransCanada Pipelines, Calgary, AB, Canada

9:30 13

Inline inspection of multi-diameter gas pipelines at low pressure

Stefan Krieger and Michael Pieske, ROSEN Group, Lingen, Germany
Stefan Vages, ROSEN Group, Calgary, Canada

10:00   Coffee
NEW INSPECTION TOOLS, TECHNOLOGIES AND APPLICATIONS
11:00 14

INCOTEST tool for ROV deepwater inspection of unpiggable pipelines

Roger Warnock, Delta Subsea, Houston, TX, USA

11:30 15

MFL miniaturization: Tool development for 2”pipelines with harsh environmental conditions

Basil Hostage and Daniel Schaper, 3P Services, Lingen, Germany

12:00 16

Developments in remote magnetic monitoring of carbon steel pipelines to locate and measure abnormal stress

Michael Staite, Speir Hunter North America, Nisku, AB, Canada

12:30   Lunch
2:00 17

Assessment of non-destructive evaluation tools for difficult-to-inspect pipes in liquid applications

Hans Deeb, PRCI, Houston, TX, USA

2:30 18 Paper to be announced
3:00   PANEL SESSION
Pending PHMSA regulations affecting internal inspection and assessment requirements
Presentation by Anita Cuevas, Kendrick Consulting LLC, Denver, CO, USA
Panel discussion and Q&A with audience and the Advisory Committee, moderated by Dr. Keith Leewis
4:00   Adjourn

 


 Organized by:

Clarion Technical Conferences     Tiratsoo Technical

 Platinum Sponsor

A. Hak   

 Gold Sponsors

A. Hak    Rosen

 Silver Sponsor

Pipetel Technologies   

 Supported by:

Pipelines International     PIPE     Journal of Pipeline Engineering              PRCI     PPSA     PGJ