The 2008 European Conference on
Evaluation and Rehabilitation of Pipelines
Prague • 20-24 October, 2008

Clarion Technical Conferences
The 2008 European Conference on Evaluation and Rehabilitation of Pipelines
Pipeline

 

Performing Pipeline Rehabilitation

20 October
08:30
Registration & coffee
09:00 - 17:00
Course
21 October
09:00 - 17:00
Course
17:00 - 18:00 Reception

Course objective

This course is centered on the practical aspects of pipeline rehabilitation and covers both internal and external rehabilitation. The course goes into depth on how to safely rehabilitate operating pipelines using manual and automated equipment.  Movement of in-service pipelines is analyzed in detail including the application and methodology of recommended practice API 1117. Other industry standards applicable to pipeline rehabilitation are discussed as well as how they should be incorporated into project specifications. 

Approximately half of the course is spent in analyzing case studies of field rehabilitation projects from around the world.  Over 400 photographs are used to illustrate how the work was performed and the results obtained.  The course presents techniques for performing the work with a combination of in-house personnel and outside contractors to minimize costs while maintaining clear lines of responsibility.

Who should attend

Engineers involved in:

  • Determining the best way to rehabilitate a section of pipeline,
  • Preparing the project specifications,
  • Performing the necessary engineering calculations to insure the project is carried out safely,
  • Health and safety issues specific to rehabilitation projects.

Field Operations Personnel and contractors who need to be aware of many alternatives techniques available for pipeline rehabilitation and their cost impact.

Inspection Personnel involved in evaluation of defects and selection of proper repair techniques.

Lecturer

Sidney A Taylor is president of Incal Pipeline Rehabilitation, Inc. He has over 30 years’ experience in the design and development of automated high-pressure water jet cleaning and coating systems. Prior to Incal, Sid worked with Schlumberger as a designer and manufacturer of well-logging tools and equipment, with MW Kellogg as a senior regulatory attorney, with Weatherford as general manager of water jetting systems, and with CRC-Evans as vice-president, engineering and marketing, where he was responsible for engineering design, manufacturing, and world-wide marketing of pipeline rehabilitation systems.

Course Program

Day 1

Introduction

  • Overview of the course
  • Outline of Course Materials

Rehabilitation Options

  • Types of techniques that are available
  • Factors affecting selection of the best technique
  • Practical examples

In-Plant Rehabilitation of Pipeline

  • Removal of existing coatings
  • Internal cleaning
  • Surface preparation
  • Coating application

Out of the Ditch Rehabilitation Projects

  • Right-of-way crossings
  • Applicable engineering calculations

Out of the Ditch Rehabilitation Projects (continued)

  • Right-of-way preparation
  • Excavation and stripping the pipeline
  • Removing the existing coating
  • Preparing the pipeline surface for the new coating
  • Application of the new coating
  • Lowering-in and tie-in of the pipeline
  • Final right-of-way restoration

In-situ and Short Segment Rehabilitation Projects

  • Engineering Evaluation of the project
  • API 1117 Standard
  • Supporting the line
  • Moving the line
  • Lowering the line

In-situ and Short Segment Rehabilitation Projects

  • Excavation of the pipeline
  • Removing the existing coating
  • Preparing the pipeline surface for the new coating
  • Application of the new coating

       Question and Answers   

Day 2
           
New Approach to In-Situ Rehabilitation

  • In-Situ Rehabilitation of the CPC Crude Oil Pipeline
  • Problems
  • New Technology Solution

Internal Pipeline Rehabilitation Projects

  • Nature of the problem
  • Corrosion, erosion and corrosion/erosion
  • Techniques available
    • “Tight fit” or interference sliplining systems
    • Internal (in-situ) cleaning and coating systems

Internal Pipeline Rehabilitation Projects

  • Techniques available
    • Interference sliplining system process
    • Smart Pipe

Inspection of the pipeline

  • Standards to be considered
  • ANSI B31-G
  • RSTRENG

Making necessary repairs

  • Out of service repairs
  • In-situ repairs
    • Techniques available
    • Composite reinforced repairs
    • Epoxy in-fill repairs

Environmental Issues

  • Coatings removal
  • Coating application
  • Abrasives and dust
  • Coating overspray

Industry Standards to be incorporated in Job Specifications

  • Coating removal (How clean is clean?)
  • Testing for water soluble contaminants

Industry Standards to be incorporated in Job Specifications

  • Surface preparation
  • Specifying abrasives
  • Inspection of coatings

Tying it all together

  • Questions and Answers
               

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