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Defect Assessment – Training

Kiefner Training: Defect Assessment in Pipelines

Course Overview:

Pipeline systems may have defects, but that doesn’t necessarily compromise their safety. After pinpointing these defects, the next crucial step for operators is differentiating between harmless and potentially hazardous imperfections. Our course delves deep into the universally recognized methods to evaluate the residual strength of pipes with corrosion and cracks. Learn the core components of pipeline defect assessment equations and their practical applications. As a highlight, participants will receive and be introduced to the KAPA (Kiefner & Associates Pipe Assessment) spreadsheet, a valuable tool for assessing both corrosion and cracks.

Key Takeaways:

  • Metal Loss Analysis Methods: Understand the foundational aspects, including the significance of the Folias factor.
  • Defect Interaction: Gain insights into how multiple defects can influence each other and the overall integrity of the pipeline.
  • B31G & Variations: Dive into the B31G, Modified B31G, and the effective area method to assess metal loss due to corrosion.
  • Crack Analysis: Grasp the development of the log-secant analysis method specifically for cracks.
  • Hands-on with KAPA: Engage in interactive workshop exercises demonstrating the utility of KAPA for corrosion assessments.

Why Enroll?

  • Practical Expertise: Beyond theoretical knowledge, gain practical skills to assess and handle defects in pipelines.
  • Interactive Learning: Engage in exercises and demonstrations, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of the subject.
  • Essential Tools: Acquire access to the KAPA tool, amplifying your proficiency in defect assessments.

Boost your defect assessment proficiency and ensure the safe and optimal functioning of pipelines with Kiefner’s specialized training.

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