Pipeline Pigging & Integrity Management Conference
plus Training Courses and Exhibition
George R. Brown Convention Center and the Marriott Marquis Hotel
January 29 - February 1, 2018

Pipeline Pigging & Integrity in Non-Technical Language

Monday, January 29, 2018

January 29
8:30am Registration and check-in
9:00am to 5:00pm Course


The perfect primer for PPIM 2018!

A bewildering display of technology and tools will be on display at the PPIM 2018 conference. This new class is designed to familiarize you with all of it in an easy-to-understand way without a lot of the technical jargon that can be so confusing.

The one-day class will be in three parts:

  • “Utility” pigs and pigging activities: Cleaning pigs. Which ones do what? How they are launched and run inside a pipeline, how they are retrieved. All about chemical cleaning and pigging.
  • “Smart” pigs, also known as in-line inspection (ILI) tools for internal inspection. Which ones do what? What do they tell us?
  • What is “pipeline integrity” anyway? Why companies need an integrity program. What are the basic parts of an integrity program? How do they fit together?

If you don’t have a technical background but your job exposes you to any of these technical activities – or if you are new to the industry – or you just want to become more familiar with it all, you can’t spend a few hours any better than this.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

On completion of the course, participants will be awarded .6 CEUs.


Randy Roberts, N-SPEC Pipeline Services / Coastal Chemical Co.
Pam Moreno, DNV GL
Tom Miesner, Pipeline Knowledge & Development


Pipeline Pigging & Integrity in Non-Technical Language
Course Schedule
8:30 Registration, coffee
9:00 Overview of pipeline pigging tools and operations, including
chemical cleaning (Roberts)
11:30 In-line inspection (Moreno)



1:30 In-line inspection cont'd
2:30 Pipeline operations and integrity management (Miesner)
5:00 End of course


 Organized by:

Clarion Technical Conferences     Tiratsoo Technical

 Platinum Elite Sponsor


 Platinum Sponsors

Riccardelli Consulting Services, Inc (RCS)   Enduro

Gold Sponsor

 NDT    Halfwave

 Silver Sponsors

A. Hak    N-Spec      TD Williamson       Circor Energy - Pipeline Engineering.png

 Supported by

the In Line Inspection Association        PRCI     PPSA    

 Official Media Partners

Pipelines International  Journal of Pipeline Engineering   World Pipelines   North American Pipelines   Inspectioneering   Latincorr   Pipeline & Gas Journal