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Understanding Manufacturing Defects in Pipelines – Kiefner Training

Course Overview:

For effective pipeline integrity management, a clear comprehension of the pipe manufacturing process and the potential defects that may arise is imperative. Surprisingly, certain manufacturing defects might go unnoticed during rigorous quality inspections and pressure tests, only to evolve into significant issues during the pipeline’s operational phase. This Kiefner training module is crafted to equip both staff and technicians with in-depth knowledge of pipe manufacturing processes, potential imperfections, and the subsequent implications on pipeline safety.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  • Electric Resistance Welding (ERW) Basics: Dive deep into the ERW process, a commonly employed method in pipeline manufacturing.
  • ERW Defects Over Time: Recognize specific crack-like ERW defects associated with distinct time frames during the manufacturing process.
  • Exploring Weld Zones in ERW: Understand the different weld zones and their mechanical properties.
  • Submerged Arc Welded (SAW) Pipes: Unearth the intricacies of SAW pipes, including typical imperfections and defects.
  • Post Weld Heat Treatment: Delve into treatments after welding, ensuring a stable and safe weld.
  • Older Weld Types: Explore early weld types, including the challenges with lap welds.
  • Pipe Imperfections: Identify imperfections such as trimming, plate mismatch, contact marks, and more.
  • Transportation Challenges: Uncover defects that may occur during the transportation of pipes.
  • Common Manufacturing Defects: Pinpoint and understand issues like cold welds, lack of fusion, hook cracks, and other potential problems.

Why This Course?

  • Holistic Approach: Gain a comprehensive perspective on the entire manufacturing process and the associated potential pitfalls.
  • Hands-on Learning: Engage in interactive sessions to understand the real-world implications of manufacturing defects.
  • Risk Management: Equip yourself to proactively identify and address manufacturing defects, ensuring the longevity and safety of pipelines.

Join Kiefner’s Manufacturing Defects training to stay ahead of potential challenges and ensure optimum pipeline performance.

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