|February 14, 2011|
|7:30am||Registration & coffee|
|February 15, 2011|
Although stress-corrosion cracking (SCC) is thought to be responsible for a relatively small percentage of pipeline failures each year, it continues to be a safety concern to pipeline operators and government regulatory agencies, and it must be addressed in integrity management plans.
This course will provide a detailed description of what is known about the appearance and causes of SCC, and it will discuss various approaches to mitigating and managing the problem. Practical information on recognizing and dealing with SCC will be presented along with descriptions of research results that have led to our current understanding of causes and methods of management.
Who Should Attend
Included with the course fee are detailed course notes including an extensive list of references as well as a CD containing the comprhensive 200-page Stress Corrosion Cracking Study produced in January 2005 for the US Office of Pipeline Safety.
Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
On completion of the course, participants will be awarded 1.4 CEUs.
The late Dr. Raymond R. Fessler worked on the Pipeline Research Committee project on SCC since its inception in 1965. He personally conducted most of the early field investigations of SCC, from which he identified the major factors that cause high-pH SCC in pipelines. He also managed the laboratory portion of that program from 1965 to 1982, which added significantly to an understanding of the phenomenon and explored a number of possible solutions to the problem. For the past several years, he has been the SCC consultant for GRI and PRCI. In 2013 he completed a comprehensive gap analysis on SCC, and he actively participated in drafting the NACE Recommended Practice on SCC Direct Assessment.
Description of SCC
History of SCC in pipelines
Stages of SCC
Test techniques to study SCC
Mechanisms of SCC
Likely locations for SCC
SCC detection and integrity assurance
Integrity management plans