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Pipeline Repair Methods, Hot-tapping, and In-service Welding
Led by Bill Bruce and Dr. Chris Alexander
September 20-21, 2023 | Online

Register before August 30, 2023 and save $200!

Day 1
  9am-1:40pm CDT  Course
Day 2
  9am-1:40pm CDT  Course


The objective of this course is to provide an in-depth overview of the various aspects of pipeline repair and modification (full-encirclement sleeves, hot taps, etc.) as well as to address the concerns for welding onto in-service pipelines. A thorough understanding of the factors that affect the concerns for welding onto in-service pipelines will allow repairs and modifications to be made with confidence. The proper use of in-service welding allows both economic and environmental benefits to be realized by avoiding pipeline shutdown and interruption of service. The course is intended for a wide range of personnel - from engineers and managers to welders and inspectors.

The course will dispel a number of misconceptions that have developed pertaining to operating practices required to safely weld onto an in-service pipeline.  If the knowledge gained can be used to justify the application of in-service welding where it would have otherwise been prohibited (or prevent a single failure), the first application of the results can often offset the cost of attendance by orders of magnitude. The application of industry best practices for pipeline repair, hot tapping, and in-service welding will ensure the safety of workers, reduce the probability of a failure, and can help to extend the life of pipeline systems. 


Pipeline engineers, Operations and Maintenance personnel, inspectors, and welders.

Course structure and delivery

The course consists of:

  • Pre-recorded topical lectures comprising a total of 8 hours over two days (4 hours a day).
  • The delivery platform will be GoToWebinar.
  • The instructors will be online with you during the Lecture sessions.
  • Live Question & Answer sessions with the instructors that will follow each lecture. 15 minutes per session, with a 30-minute summary Q&A at the end of the course.
  • You will be able to submit your questions to the instructors via live Chat during the lecture sessions, and they will address them in the Q&A session that follows.
  • Access to a recording of the course afterward.

Course documentation

Included with the course fee is a detailed set of lecture notes (provided as a PDF download).

Recording available after the course

You can access the entire webinar-course recording online for 60 days following the webinar sessions.

Continuing Education Units

Upon completion of the course, participants will be eligible to receive .8 Continuing Education Units.


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Clarion Technical Conferences