This video series is concerned with a compact view of "Failure Analysis" as it has been typically applied to pipelines over the years in the framework outlined.
- Part 1 - What can be learned?
- Part 2 - How & why pipeline failures occur
The topic of Failure Analysis could be considered from many perspectives. At one extreme, we could drill down into the field and laboratory protocols and procedures, and discuss the hardware and tools used to delve into the metallurgical and fractographic details of a failure. Several days later we might close out with some practical illustrations and takeaways. At the other extreme, we could present the conceptual and/or theoretical foundations, beginning with concepts such as the "Root-Cause Analysis" (RCA) and continue to then present a host of analytical and other useful practices, such as Failure Nodes and Effects Analysis (FMEA). Again, several days later we would come to closure and also manage to get in some practical illustrations and takeaways.
As indicated, topics such as these easily could be the subject of a two or three-day-long course, with the discussion and illustrations from real failures being useful and eventually also made practically instructive. However, the full scope of such topics is not amenable to the Bite-Size format of this series of ROSEN Training Videos, which relies on compressing a topic into one or two relatively brief videos.
Accordingly, this video series is concerned with a compact view of "Failure Analysis" as it has been typically applied to pipelines over the years in the framework outlined.
Posts in this series...
Part 1 - What Can Be Learned From Failure Analyses?
Part 2 - How and Why Pipeline Failures Occur
Meet the experts
Dr Brian N. Leis
Dr Brian Leis is a Principal Consultant at BN Leis, Consultant Inc.
He has over 40 years working in structures and mechanics technology development and adaptation. Initially focused on fatigue and fracture considerations in the ground-vehicle industry, then aerospace applications including the space shuttle (mostly the SSME & SRBs), and nuclear piping. Expanded into polymeric materials in the 80s, and eventually focused then on energy conversion and transport in the oil and gas industry.
Leis received his B.A.Sc. M.A.Sc., Ph.D. Civil Engineering from the University of Waterloo (Canada).
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