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  • Outline

    OBJECTIVES

    • Provide a basic understanding of the principles used by the different inspection technologies. 
    • Understand the strengths and limitations of the different inline inspection technologies available.
    • Understand the considerations in technology selection.

    LEVEL
    Foundation

    PREREQUISITE

    N/A

    DURATION

    2 Days

    PRESENTER

    Michael Beller

    WHO SHOULD ATTEND
    • Personnel new to the industry/topic, or those who want to refresh their knowledge in this specific area. 
    • Attendees are expected to be aware of basic engineering principles, pipeline operation, and pipeline integrity management.

    • Learning

      DAY ONE

      Pipeline integrity threats 
      • Pipeline threats 
      • Types of pipeline defects 
      • Detecting pipeline defects
      • Pipeline properties 
      • Pipeline failure modes


      The inline inspection process
      • Introduction to inline inspection
      • Pipeline systems
      • Planning
      • Tool configuration
      • Testing, verification, validation of tools
      • Operating conditions
      • Cleaning and gauging
      • Pipeline geometry verification
      • Field service activities
      • Stationary tool recovery

      Understanding ILI data
      • Data acceptance checks
      • Data processing
      • Data analysis
      • Reporting
      • Performance specifications
      • System audit

      DAY TWO

      Inline inspection services
      • Pre-ILI services
      • Intelligent inspection tools
      • Challenging diagnostic services


      Fundamentals of defect assessment
      • Hydrotest
      • Introduction to defect acceptance criteria
      • Defect interaction
      • Workmanship standards vs. fitness-for-service (FFS)
      • FFS resources