Pipeline Defect Assessment

About Pipeline Defect Assessment


This course will provide you with an awareness of pipeline defect assessments methods (for all types of defects found in pipelines) and fatigue assessment, with a basic unerstanding of fracture mechanics.

This technical course has been authored by our industry expert and is designed to offer you with just-in-time knowledge related to pipeline integrity management. The courses can be studied as part of your learning journey, or used as a reference library.



Your course at a glance

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Course Availability

Available to access online 24/7

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Duration

Estimated 305 minutes

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Delivery

Study on-demand at your own pace

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Level

Awareness level

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Competency Standards

Satisfies the learning requirement for
Pipleline Defect Assessment CS020A

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What you will get

Completion E-badge, plus informal
Continued Professional Development hours




What you will learn


This technical course has been split into six parts and two appendix: Introduction, Crack Management, Structural Mechanics, Fracture Mechanics, Assessment of Pipelines. During these sessions you will gain insight into:

During these sessions, you will gain insight into:

- Material properties (strength, ductility, hardness, and toughness)
- Fracture mechanics: history, key parameters, methods, and published good practices
- Stress analysis (internal pressure and external loading)
- Pipeline failure causes (with a focus on external interference, corrosion, materials defects, fatigue, ground movement, theft)
- Modes of failure (including ductile, brittle, overload, and fatigue)
- Case studies in pipeline failures
- Corrosion assessment, crack assessment, mechanical damage assessment
- Crack management in pipelines



Meet your subject matter expert


Philhopkins

Dr Phil Hopkins

Dr. Phil Hopkins, an independent consultant based in the UK, developed all content for this program. Dr Hopkins has held a number of senior management and executive positions in the oil and gas business, and combines this high level management expertise with over 35 years engineering experience in transmission pipelines, including work on pipeline engineering, damage, safety, risk, integrity, surveillance, inspection and maintenance, and repair.

  



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