The Pipeline Defects Clinic
Led by Dr. Michael Beller and Dr. Roger King
September 10-12, 2018: Houston
|7:30am||Registration & coffee|
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.
Upon completion of the course, participants will be eligible to receive 2.4 CEUs.
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 more than 30 years' experience of corrosion in the oil and gas, civil and nuclear industries, specializing in sweet and sour corrosion and its prevention by chemical inhibition, monitoring of corrosion, microbiological corrosion, and the design of cathodic protection systems for pipelines, flowlines, structures and seabed installations. He has been an independent consultant since September 1989 and prior to this was a founding member of the Corrosion and Protection Centre Industrial Service (CAPCIS) at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST). Dr. King is coauthor, with Prof. Andrew Palmer, of the reference book Subsea Pipeline Engineering, 2nd Edition.
The course will cover: