ASME Inline Inspections for Pipelines Course


03/22/18 - 03/23/18    
All Day


Omni Houston Hotel Westside
13210 Katy Freeway, Houston, TX 77079

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Length: 2 days   CEUs: 1.50   PDHs: 15.00

Instructor: Dyke Hicks

From simple beginnings, the use of in-line inspection (ILI) technologies in the pipeline industry has grown significantly during the last two decades. Today, more than ever, there is an understanding between industry and regulators that ILI is a go-to methodology for maintaining pipeline integrity. ILI has given rise to three interested parties, which are the regulators, the pipeline operators, and the ILI vendors. This course provides an overview of how these three stakeholders interact, from a technical perspective.

ILI is categorized by technology. Various technologies are used, specifically, for finding different defect types. It is the different defect types that lead to pipeline failures that drive the ILI technologies. An understanding of these defect types is the precursor to understanding ILI technologies. This course reviews the defect types and ILI technologies that support the detection and sizing of the various defect types.

ILI Standards exist to assist both pipeline operators and regulators to implement ILI. The course reviews these Standards and other documentation to assist attendees in their role in the implementation of the ILI process.

Finally, the course addresses how to deal with discrepancies between reported and actual defects and anomalies. After taking the course, attendees should understand how and why inspection technologies are selected and used in typical applications. After completing this course, attendees will grasp the fact that the responsibility for “getting it right” (i.e., a pipeline has good integrity) rests with the pipeline operator.

You Will Learn To:

  • Identify pipeline defect types that cause failure
  • Explain why particular ILI technologies should be used for specific defect types.
  • Explain why or why not ILI is applicable to various defect types
  • Identify ILI performance specifications
  • Analyze Industry Standards and other documentation on ILI
  • Describe whether an ILI was either effective or ineffective
  • Explain how to generate confidence in the integrity of a pipeline using ILI


Who Should Attend

This course is aimed at pipeline integrity engineers with limited exposure to in-line inspection and other integrity engineers/supervisors/managers interested in the relative strengths and weaknesses of using ILI technologies to determine and maintain pipeline integrity.


Registration and Venue Information

More information on the venue and to register for the course online, visit the ASME Course Catalogue here.