The 25th INTERNATIONAL
Pipeline Pigging & Integrity Management Conference
plus Training Courses and Exhibition
Marriott Westchase Hotel • Houston, Texas • February 11-14, 2013
Introduction to Excavation Inspection & Applied NDE for
Pipeline Integrity Assessment Course
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This course will review both in-line (direct) and indirect inspection methods for pipelines, and the ways in which the results of these inspections are reported. Participants will then learn the correct procedures for conducting investigative digs based on these inspections, and how to use the latest NDE technologies to perform conclusive direct examinations for final integrity assessment and maintenance decisions.
"The pig is wrong" is not often the case, and “No anomalies found” is not enough information.
Each participant will walk away with a general understanding of best practices and technologies, and procedures to implement contracts, increase quality, and reduce overall project costs.
Who should attend
The course is specifically designed for
Comprehensive course notes as well as reference material will be provided, a valuable guide for future applications.
Continuing Education Units
Upon completion of the course, participants will be eligible to receive 1.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).
Jim Marr is President of Marr Associates Pipeline Integrity Ltd. Marr Associates has been in the pipeline integrity business since 1992. For the last eight years he was the SCC Program Planning Manager for TransCanada Pipelines. Jim has worked in pipeline integrity for the past 30 years, focusing on SCC, external corrosion, direct assessment, direct examination, ILI development and correlation, data management and integration and the characterization of the environment around the pipeline. He graduated with a degree in earth sciences in 1986 from the University of Guelph, Ontario. He is a member of NACE and a past vice-chair of the NACE SCCDA committee.
Rick Desaulniers is currently Director, Customer Solutions, with ENTEGRA in Concord, Ontario. He has been involved in the pipeline industry for the past 27 years with the majority of the time spent in the Data Interpretation Department analyzing 1000’s of miles of pipelines around the world. He has been involved in past NACE conference as Chairman of the Pipeline Integrity Symposium and presented/co-write papers on Excavation Data Collection and Data Analyst Qualification Processes. He was on the Standards Development Committee for ANSI/ASNT ILI-PQ-2005 In-Line Inspection Personnel Qualification and Certification Standard. He received his Bachelor of Science in Geology from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario.
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