In Person: Pipeline Anomaly Assessment | New Zealand | 25th - 26th March, 2024

Pipeline Anomaly Assessment Training


Expand your knowledge on pipeline anomaly assessment by joining us for a two-day in-person training course in New Zealand this March. Our comprehensive course aims to provide the key parameters and input data considerations when assessing different anomaly types, and how this relates to AS 2885.3 compliance. It will also outline how full value can be obtained from high quality in-line inspection data, helping operators to minimise uncertainty and residual risk in their integrity management programme. At the end of the course, you will understand and be able to discuss terminology, concepts, principles, and issues related to pipeline anomaly assessment.

Your course at a glance


Course Availability

 25th - 26th March, 2024



15 hours 



In-person: New Zealand



Foundation level


Competency Standard 

Satisfies the learning requirements of 
Defect Assessment CS020F


What you will get

Certificate of completion, plus
Continued Professional Development hours

Course agenda

The training course runs over two days from 09:00 - 16:30, and includes comfort and lunchbreaks in addition to question and answer sessions (30 minutes per day). At the end of day 1, we will be hosting canapes and drinks from 17:00 - 18:00. 

Novotel New Plymouth Taranaki, Cnr Of Hobson And, Leach Street, 4312, New Zealand

Pre-School: As part of your training, you will have access to the following selected Competency Club E-Learns prior the program start date: Pipeline Defect Assessment (CS020A), Frature Mechanics (CS032A), and Pipeline Defects (CS048A).


 Day 1: (09:00 - 16:30)

Corrosion Anomaly Assessment:

  • Types of Corrosion Anomaly
  • Common Assessment Methods
  • Comparison of Assessment Methods
  • Safety Factors
  • Anomaly Interaction
  • Consideration of Additional Loading

Corrosion Growth Assessment:

  • Background
  • Comparison of Repeat In-line Inspection Data
  • Tool Tolerances
  • Sizing Accuracy
  • Pipeline Segmentation
  • Corrosion Growth Case Study


Day 2: (09:00 - 16:30)


Introduction to Crack Assessment:

  • Types of Pipeline Cracks
  • Background
  • Key Input Parameters for Crack Assessment
  • Overview of Assessment Methods
  • Basic Introduction to Fatigue

Geometric Defect Assessment:

  • Types of Geometric Anomalies (Dents, Gouges, Ovalities, Wrinkles, Buckles)
  • Overview of available assessment codes and other associated literature
  • Discussion of advanced assessment techniques
  • Combined anomalies (e.g. dents with gouges / metal loss)

Bending Strain and Geohazards:

  • Introduction to geohazards
  • Level 1 - Data Analysis
  • Level 2 - Pipeline Assessment
  • Level 3 - Site-specific Assessment

Meet your subject matter expert

Joe Short

Joe Short

The course will be led by Joe Short, a Principal Engineer with 15 years of experience in pipeline integrity management consultancy. Joe has a particular focus on pipeline anomaly assessments, post-in-line inspections (ILI), integrity engineering, and integrity management procedures and planning. Joe is an Australian Standards committee member and was a major contributor to the AS 2885.3:2022 Section 9 “Anomaly Assessment and Repair“ working group, tasked with making improvements to the guidance on anomaly assessment, and as Joe is based out of the United Kingdom, bringing an international perspective to best practice in Fitness for Purpose (FFP) methodologies.

He has extensive experience in fitness for purpose (FFP) assessment methodologies, ILI technologies and best practice in ILI comparison, with an excellent knowledge of international code guidance and best practice for pipeline integrity management.

Joe has worked on a wide range of projects with operators throughout the world, but in his current role provides dedicated subject matter expert (SME) technical guidance and leadership for pipeline integrity work conducted by ROSEN in the Asia Pacific region.

Joe delivers integrity awareness training courses to operators on defect assessment and ILI technologies, maximizing the value of ILI data and integrity management planning in a wide range of settings.

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