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Kiefner & Associates is a leading engineering and technical services provider, delivering technical assurance through specialized consulting services. Serving the capital-intense, high-risk energy, utility and infrastructure industries, Kiefner delivers the highest quality service through highly qualified specialist staff. Read More »

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Kiefner Announces Barry Hindin as a Senior Principal Engineer in our Failure Analysis and Welding Service Line

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Barry Hindin has joined Kiefner and Associates as a Senior Principal Engineer in of our Failure Analysis and Welding Service Line, based out of the Columbus, OH office. As part of the Kiefner team, Barry will be responsible for providing […]

Kiefner Announces Brian Hart as Senior Principal Engineer, Manager of our Failure Analysis and Welding Service Line

We are pleased to announce that Brian Hart has joined Kiefner and Associates as a Senior Principal Engineer, Manager of our Failure Analysis and Welding Service Line, based out of the Columbus, OH office. As part of the Kiefner team, Brian will be responsible for providing technical […]

Kiefner has moved to Columbus, Ohio

Kiefner and Associates, a leading engineering and technical services provider, has moved to a new location in Columbus, Ohio in order to better serve both the industry and its clients. The new facility, offers 40,000 square feet of purpose built office, laboratory and training space and is […]

Kiefner Announces Carolyn Kolovich as Vice President

We are pleased to announce that Carolyn Kolovich has been appointed as Vice President of Pipeline at Kiefner and Associates. Carolyn has been with Kiefner and Associates since 1999. Having started as an Engineer I, Carolyn worked alongside John Kiefner and eventually became Principal Engineer. In her […]

Kiefner Announces Kim Bezzant as Senior Principal Engineer

We are pleased to announce that Kim Bezzant will be joining Kiefner and Associates as a Senior Principal Engineer based out of Midway, Utah. As part of the Kiefner team, Kim will be responsible for providing technical leadership in welding, welded repair and life assessment in our […]

Kiefner announces Jeff Henry as Senior Principal Engineer

We are pleased to announce that Jeff Henry will be joining Kiefner and Associates as the Senior Principal Engineer based out of Chattanooga, Tennessee. As part of the Kiefner team, Jeff Henry will be responsible for providing technical leadership in materials and life assessment in our Power […]

Our Pipeline Cracking Reliability and Assessment Seminar

Although the tools to manage the threats to pipelines caused by corrosion metal loss are well understood, the tools used for cracking are not as well developed.

Corrosion Measurement and Assessment Seminar

The B31G and RSTRENG corrosion assessment methods are used by many pipeline operators for evaluating the structural integrity of pipelines which have sustained corrosion-caused metal loss.

Events

What you Need to Know About In-Service Welding

This training will address in-service welding onto gas and liquid pipelines under both typical and non-typical conditions. It describes the concerns, design implementation, inspection and testing of in-service welds with particular emphasis on regulation/compliance review, recommended practices and case studies. In addition to the lecture portion, the course is designed to enable participants to successfully run Hot Tap® weld cooling rate prediction software and interpret the results. The PRCI Hot Tap® software is applicable to pipelines that contain a variety of different pressurized gases or liquids. The first portion of the course provides participants with an understanding of the factors that contribute to burn-through or cracking. The second part of the course teaches participants the details of how to use and interpret the results of the program. Participants will also learn the highlights of various technical resources that supplement the Hot Tap® program to provide a more comprehensive body of technical information pertaining to welding onto operating pipelines.

Location: Kiefner & Associates 4480 Bridgeway ,Columbus, Ohio, 64219

Link to register: https://ttoolboxes.com/shoppingCart/index.cfm

Crack Management Workshop

The goal of this workshop is to provide the necessary elements of crack management for incorporation into a pipeline operator’s integrity management plan (IMP). By integrating all of the relevant information, the operator can determine where the risks of an incident are relevant, identify the greatest threats, and make prudent decisions to reduce these risks.

We will examine the threat mechanisms associated with cracking, including:

  • Environmentally Assisted Cracking
  • Manufacturing Defects Associated with Longitudinal Seams
  • Mechanical Damage Threat Mechanisms Associated with Cracking

We will discuss assessment methods for fitness-for-service of crack-like flaws such as API 579 and the modified Ln-Secant equation. We will also review methods of integrity assessment, and provide guidelines on when to use in-line inspection and hydrostatic testing. We will focus on the guidance of the recently released crack management recommended practice API 1176.

Contact us for a full list of course topics.

http://crackmanagementworkshop.eventbrite.com

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