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Assessing Cracking and Seam Weld Anomalies in Pipelines
Led by Sergio Limón
November 15-16, 2023 | PRCI’s Technology Development Center | Houston

Featuring hands-on technology demonstrations

Register before November 1, 2023 and save $200!

Day 1:  9am-5pm CDT
Day 2:  9am-5pm CDT


This course will be held at
PRCI’s Technology Development Center
in Houston.


Various forms of cracks and long seam weld anomalies are known to be present in pipelines, which can become a safety concern over the operational life of the pipeline. The most typical forms for cracking are environmentally assisted, manufacturing related and operational driven. This course will cover in greater depth the formation of cracking and seam weld defects and the conditions that drive their growth until they become unstable, leading to leaks or ruptures.


Led by Sergio Limon, this 2-day, in-person course is designed for pipeline engineers and managers. You will learn the basics of how and why cracks and seam weld anomalies form and how to effectively assess them. This will include hands-on demonstration and discussion of pipeline samples with cracking and seam weld defects. Appropriate assessment methods such as ILI tools and pressure testing will be discussed as well as traditional and current engineering methods for determining their severity for response and remediation. In-ditch Non-destructive Examination (NDE) methods and technologies will also be covered and demonstrated with actual pipeline samples. Each attendee will receive a complimentary Excel based crack assessment calculator which will be demonstrated in class using practical case studies.

Who should attend

Pipeline engineers, managers and service professionals who are involved with the operation, maintenance, inspection and repair of pipelines.

Course requirements

It will be necessary to bring a laptop to this course.

Course documentation

Complete course presentation material will be available as a PDF download prior to the course.

Continuing Education Units

Upon completion of the course, participants will be eligible to receive 1.2 Continuing Education Units.

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Clarion Technical Conferences