Note: The intent of this course is to provide an 'inside' look at an ILI vendor's systems to help bridge knowledge gaps between vendors' specialists and IM personnel working in the operating and engineering companies. Accordingly, participants will utilize proprietary software extensively throughout as a way to gain insight into how they analyze, extract and report identified features. For this reason, enrollment is limited to pipeline operators, regulators, engineering contractors, and non-aligned consultants.
The course is designed for professionals who need to know the basics of acquiring and interpreting ILI data when assessing pipeline integrity and safety. The participants will get a working knowledge of the basics of the engineering approach to ILI data extraction, mining, fusion, and analysis using the actual tools and software used by a major ILI service provider.
Participants will receive a full set of the course notes and slides in ring-binder format.
Continuing Education Units
Upon completion of the course, participants will be eligible to receive 2.1 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).
Dr. Neb Uzelac is vice president with NDT Systems & Services (America). He has more than 20 years' experience in in-line inspection, specializing in ultrasonic methods and crack detection, and the application of NDE techniques for internal pipeline inspection. As a member of NACE, Dr. Uzelac is chairman of the Task Group currently revising NACE TR 35100, In-Line Non-destructive Inspection of Pipelines. He is also a member of the task group that prepared the NACE Standard RP0102-2002, and he is chairman of the NACE Technology Exchange Group TEG 267X for In-line Inspection of Pipelines. He was also a member of API's work groups that created API standards 1160 and 1163 (ILI performance standard).
Lisa Barkdull has over 17 years experience in the pipeline service industry; primarily focusing on analysis of in-line inspection data. She participates in industry organizations and committees such as API 1163. During the past 17 years, Lisa has worked in various disciplines including data analysis, engineering, QA/QC, and management. She has a Master’s of Science in Statistics from the University of Houston Clear Lake. Lisa currently holds the position of Manager - Data Analysis and Technology with NDT Systems and Services (America), Inc.
Dr. Marc Lamontagne has experience and knowledge spanning the entire range of methods of assessment for pipelines.He joined TransCanada Pipelines Integrity group in 1997, where his principal function was in-line inspection (ILI) and field-measured defect analysis, defining the future ILI schedule and fitness-for-purpose reporting for all sections hydrotested or in-line inspected. Marc then joined Marr Associates Pipeline Integrity in late 2001 and subsequently Tuboscope Integrated Pipeline Services. In 2006 he established Lamontagne Pipeline Assessment Corp., an integrity-management consultancy specializing in fitness-for-purpose analysis through in-line inspection; interaction and assessment procedures; and defect growth-rate modeling.