Pipeline Reliability Assessment Workshop


12/12/17 - 12/13/17    
All Day


Norris Meeting Center
9990 Richmond Avenue Suite 102, Houston, TX 77042

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Pipeline Reliability Assessment Workshop

Pipeline Reliability Assessment Workshop December 12-13 with optional ½ day on 14th Houston, TX

The goal of this workshop is to provide a broad overview of the effectiveness of the primary pipeline integrity assessment methods: in-line inspection, hydrostatic testing, and direct assessment. We end with a discussion of pipeline repairs and establishing reassessment intervals, providing a look at the full cycle of the integrity management process.

The first day lays the groundwork for later discussions and focuses on:

  • Pipeline defects (manufacturing, transportation, construction, and operating related defects)
  • Defect assessment methods
    • ASME B31G, Modified B31G, and Effective Area for blunt defects
    • Ln-Secant equation for planar defects and cracks
  • Pipe properties (strength and toughness and implications for fracture initiation and propagation)

We will also work through a hands-on group exercise to assess simulated corrosion flaws.

The second day focuses on the integrity assessment methods and their advantages and disadvantages. Hydrostatic testing is the oldest and most established on the assessment methods and is well understood. In-line inspection is a newer technology and one that is rapidly evolving. We will discuss the various methods for pipeline repair and limitations noted in liquid and gas safety codes and end with a discussion about establishing reassessment intervals.

The third day is dedicated to demonstrations at the Applus+ RTD Houston Facility.

The session is given by Mr. Greg Morris, P.E. Mr. Morris is a Senior Principal Engineer and has been with Kiefner since 1997. His 24 year career in the pipeline industry has focused on various aspects of pipeline integrity including failure analyses of pipelines and pipeline components, pipeline repair methods including procedure and welder qualification for in-service welding, risk assessment, and specifying and testing pipeline materials. Mr. Morris is a member of API Subcommittee 5 which maintains API 5L for line pipe and was a member of ASME B16 Subcommittee F which developed thefirst edition of B16.49 for induction bends.

Cost and Schedule 
The registration fee of $1,495 includes continental breakfast and lunch each day, and all workshop materials. This workshop is 2 full days starting at8:00am and concluding about 4:30pm. The third day is an optional session half day session starting at 8:30am and concluding around 1pm.

The training sessions on December 12-13 will take place at Norris Meeting Center located at 9990 Richmond Avenue Suite 102 Houston, Texas 77042.

The third day demo sessions on December 14th will take place at the Applus+ RTD Houston Facility located at: 11801 S Sam Houston Parkway W. Houston, TX 77031.

Online Registration 
Registration for this course is now open and can be completed online at: https://pipelinereliability.eventbrite.com

Contact Us 
For technical questions, please contact: Greg Morris (greg.morris@kiefner.com)