This course examines how the manufacturing and corrosion defects identified by intelligent pigging may arise, and how they may develop. With a solid understanding of the ways in which these defects originate, course participants will be better equipped to characterize and prioritize them in review and analysis of inspection reports, and to minimize defects in the fabrication process. The course is a “linking” course between the Pigging & ILI course and the Pipeline Defect Assessment course.
All participants will receive a detailed set of lecture notes (400pp approx.) in ring binder format.
Continuing Education Units
On completion of the course, participants will be eligible to receive 3.0 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).
Who should attend
Dr. Michael Beller has more than 28 years’ experience in the pipeline inspection industry. Having served in both technical and management positions with Preussag Pipeline Services, Pipetronix, PII and NDT Systems & Services, he is currently Director of Corporate Strategy - Pipelines with Rosen Technology & Research Center in Karlsruhe, Germany. Michael holds a master’s degree in mechanical engineering, and obtained his PhD in fracture mechanics. He has been involved with a large number of inspection projects all around the world, including on- and offshore inspection work. Michael has considerable experience as a presenter and trainer, and in lecturing. He has authored more than 75 papers on the subject of pipeline inspection and intelligent pigging, and is also co-author of a German reference book on pigging technology. Currently, Michael serves on a number of Technical Committees and is also a member of the editorial board of The Journal of Pipeline Integrity. He is a former president of the Pipeline Products and Services Association.
Dr. Roger King has over 30 years' experience of corrosion in the oil, gas, civil, and nuclear industries. Dr King ran the premier microbiological corrosion group at the University of Manchester Institute of Science & Technology (UMIST) for seven years; the group accumulated over 150 man-years of research into corrosion by micro-organisms. The group published over 100 theses, dissertations and papers on bacterial corrosion and its prevention and treatment. He also has specialist knowledge of sweet and sour corrosion and its prevention by chemical inhibition, monitoring of corrosion and the design of efficient cathodic-protection systems for flowlines, structures, and seabed installations. He has been an independent consultant since September, 1989, and prior to this was a founder member of the Corrosion and Protection Centre Industrial Service (CAPCIS) at UMIST.