|September 16, 2009|
|7:30am||Registration & coffee|
|September 17, 2009|
|September 18, 2009
|8:00am - 12:00pm||Course|
Many transmission pipelines are now over 20 years old. This is "middle aged" in pipeline terms, and even the best designed and maintained pipeline will become defective as it progresses through its design life. Therefore, operators need to be aware of the effect these defects will have on their pipeline, and more importantly be able to assess their significance in terms of the continuing integrity of the pipeline. The increasing use of high-technology maintenance (for example, intelligent pigs) is helping pipeline owners to assess the condition of their lines, and if these modern maintenance methods are combined with modern defect-assessment methods, they can provide a very powerful, and cost-effective, tool. This course will present the latest defect-assessment methods to pipeline engineers and managers. These methods will range from simple, quick, assessment methods, to the more-detailed fitness for purpose analysis. The course is highly interactive and takes the form of lectures, workshops, and case studies.
The course will cover methods available to assess the significance of defects detected in onshore and offshore pipelines. It will introduce simple analytical methods used to assess internal and external corrosion, dents and gouges, cracks (e.g. SCC), weld defects, and fatigue. The course is unique as it is a holistic approach to defect assessment, and it ensures the student appreciates all aspects of the subject, including repair and risk management.
Who Should Attend
Pipeline engineers, designers and service professionals who are involved with the maintenance, inspection, and repair of pipelines.
All delegates will receive a detailed set of lecture notes totaling more than 1100 pages, providing an invaluable reference document.
Continuing Education Units
Upon completion of the course, participants will be eligible to receive 1.8 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).
Roland Palmer-Jones is a consultant for Penspen Ltd. He has 24 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry and has an excellent understanding of pipeline integrity issues, having worked on many diverse pipeline-integrity-related projects for onshore and offshore oil and gas pipelines around the world. These have included general integrity reviews, thermal buckling analyses, pipeline life assessment based on internal inspection results, detailed stress analyses of pipeline construction defects, assessment of the suitability of repairs for the repair of internal corrosion, reviewing inspection and maintenance procedures for operating pipelines beyond code limits, and auditing the design and operation of high-pressure gas transmission pipelines.
Introduction to Basic Pipeline Engineering Principles
Understanding Fatigue (handouts and notes only, no lecture)
Workshop: Corrosion Assessment using Fitness for Purpose
How to Assess Gouges
Setting Intelligent Pig Inspection Levels
Workshop: Setting Intelligent Pig Inspection LevelsFracture Propagation and Arrest (handouts and notes only, no lecture)
Pipeline Repair and Rehabilitation
Workshop: Setting Priorities