|February 14, 2011|
|7:30am||Registration & coffee|
|February 15, 2011|
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 700 pages, providing an invaluable reference document.
Continuing Education Units
Upon completion of the course, participants will be eligible to receive 1.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).
Dr. Phil Hopkins is a consulting engineer with more than 35 years’ experience in pipeline engineering. Phil formed his consultancy company in 2015, after being Technical Director with Penspen Ltd in the UK, and previously Managing Director of Andrew Palmer and Associates, in the UK. He has worked with most of the major oil and gas companies and pipeline companies around the world, providing consultancy on management, business, design, maintenance, inspection, risk analysis and safety, and failure investigations. He is the past-chairman of the ASME Pipeline Systems Division, and is a Fellow of ASME. More than 15,000 engineers and technical personnel around the world have attended his courses. He also teaches extensively on masters’ programmes at Newcastle and Northumbria Universities in the UK.
Introduction to Basic Pipeline Engineering Principles
Understanding Fatigue (handouts and notes only, no lecture)
Workshop: Corrosion Assessment using Fitness for PurposeDAY 2
How to Assess Gouges
Setting Intelligent Pig Inspection Levels
Workshop: Setting Intelligent Pig Inspection LevelsFracture Propagation and Arrest (handouts and notes only, no lecture)
Workshop: Setting Priorities