|February 14, 2011|
|7:30am||Registration & coffee|
|February 15, 2011|
The various aspects of pipeline repair using weld and non-weld methods will be covered, as will the concerns for welding onto in-service pipelines and the approaches used to address them.
Who Should Attend
Pipeline engineers, Operations and Maintenance personnel, inspectors, and welders.
All delegates will receive a detailed set of lecture notes containing more than 250 pages, providing an invaluable reference document after the course.
Continuing Education Units
Upon completion of the course, participants will be eligible to receive 1.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).
Bill Bruce is Director of Welding Technology with DNV GL in Columbus, Ohio. Prior to this he was a technology leader at the Edison Welding Institute and a senior engineer at Panhandle Eastern Pipeline Company. He is a member of the American Petroleum Institute API 1104 Committee and is the chairman of the Maintenance Welding Subcommittee.
Dr. Chris Alexander is a Principal at Stress Engineering Services, Inc. In terms of pipeline work, He has been integrally involved in assessing the effects of dents and mechanical damage on the structural integrity of pipelines. These efforts have involved full-scale burst and cyclic pressure fatigue testing, as well as modeling dents using finite element analysis. Dr. Alexander has also been involved in assessing the use of composites in repairing pipelines and offshore risers. He has published more than 50 technical papers and has made international presentations on a wide range of topics. He has received B.S. M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University.
Pipeline Repair Methods/In-Service Welding
Defect Assessment Prior to Repair
Selecting an Appropriate Repair Method
Burnthrough and Related Safety Concerns
Hydrogen Cracking Concerns
Full-Encirclement Repair Sleeves
Hot Tap Branch Connections
Pipeline Repair by Weld Deposition
Code and Regulatory Requirements
Procedure Selection for Hot Tap and Repair Sleeve Welding
Practical Aspects of Hot Tap and Repair Sleeve Welding
Lessons to be Learned from Past Pipeline Repair Incidents