Pipeline Defect Assessment Course
June 9, 2020 @ 8:30 am - June 11, 2020 @ 4:30 pm
Oil and gas transmission pipelines can contain defects such as cracks, gouges, dents, and corrosion.
These defects can be assessed using ‘fitness for purpose’ methods.
This assessment allows pipeline operators to demonstrate their pipelines are safe to operate without the need to repair many of these defects.
The Pipeline Defect Assessment Course (‘PDAC’) has been presented for over 25 years, and attracted over 3000 attendees in locations all over the world.
The course covers quantitative and qualitative assessment methods for defects detected in oil and gas transmission pipelines: attendees are shown various methods to assess a wide range of defects in pipelines.
The course shows pipeline operators, service providers, and consultants how they can demonstrate that pipelines are safe to operate without the need to repair many of the defects present.
Attendees are shown various methods to assess a wide range of defects in pipelines. The course starts with a brief introduction to oil and gas, pipelines, and key pipeline design parameters. It then moves on to assessment methods for corrosion, dents, gouges, and cracks with worked examples, and tutorials.
The course ends with short classes on pipeline inspection using smart pigs, pressure testing pipelines, pipeline defect repair, and risk management.
This course is set at a “foundation” level of competency, and is suitable for all levels of staff (technician, manager, etc.), but a technical background is needed.
Benefits of attending
- staff involved with high pressure crude oil, oil products, and gas pipelines, who need to understand how defects affect the integrity of their pipelines;
- staff involved with the integrity management of these pipelines;
- staff involved with operational issues caused by having defects in these pipelines.
Attendees will come away from the course with an understanding of the underlying principles, concepts, technical parameters, and methods in assessing defects, such as corrosion, cracks, and dents, in high pressure oil and gas pipelines, giving the individual an all-round understanding of the effect of defects on pipeline integrity.
The attendees can opt for an examination on completion of the course. The examination is carried out by the trainer, and the results sent to the attendee.
Attendees who wish to take this examination must make the course organiser aware of this wish on registration. Attendees who do not specify and apply for this option will not be examined.
|Start & Welcome||08.30|
|Classes 2, 3||08.40||Oil and Gas, and Pipelines||P. Hopkins|
|Class 4||10.20||Pipeline Design and Key Parameters||PH|
|Class 5||11.30||Major Pipeline Failures caused by Defects||PH|
|Class 6||13.00||Fracture Mechanics and Fatigue||PH|
|Class 7||14.00||Corrosion Assessment Methods||PH|
|Class 7||15.15||Corrosion Assessment Methods (cont.)||PH|
|Class 8||08.30||Assessing Mechanical Damage||PH|
|Class 8||08.30||Assessing Mechanical Damage (cont.)||PH|
|Class 9||10.45||Cracks: Prevention and Assessment||PH|
|Class 9||13.00||Cracks: Prevention and Assessment (cont.)||PH|
|Class 10||13.30||Assessing Defects in Welds||PH|
|Class 10||15.15||Assessing Defects in Welds (cont.)||PH|
|Class 11a||15.45||Pipeline Pressure Testing||PH|
|Class 11b||12:00pm||Smart Pigging and Defects||PH|
|Class 11c||13:00pm||Pipeline Repair Basics||PH|
|Class 11d||14:45pm||Pipeline Integrity Management Basics||PH|
|Class 11e||14.15pm||Risk Assessment Tutorial||PH|
Professor Phil Hopkins | Independent Consultant
I run my own company – Phil Hopkins Ltd., based in the UK – which is focused on consultancy in pipeline engineering, with an emphasis on training courses and education programs. I am an independent consultant specialising in pipeline integrity consultancy and training in all pipeline integrity areas.
I’ve held a number of senior management and executive positions in the oil and gas industry such as Executive Director of Penspen Limited, UK, and Managing Director of Andrew Palmer and Associates, UK. I have 40 years engineering experience in transmission pipelines, including work on pipeline design, damage, safety, risk, integrity, surveillance, inspection and maintenance, and repair.
I continue to be involved with universities: I am currently a Visiting Professor of Practice at Newcastle University. I have served on many national and international committees, including British Standards Institution, Institute of Gas Engineers committees, the European Pipeline Research Group (co-chairman), the European Gas Research Group, the DNV Pipeline Committee, and the American Gas Association’s Pipeline Research Committee.
I’ve been involved with research work and have authored over 100 technical and management papers, and presented keynote papers around the world on a wide variety of technical and management topics. I also co-authored the book: ‘Pipeline Integrity Management Program and System – A practical approach’, published by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (New York, USA) in 2016.
17-19 Gladding Place, Manukau
This is an exclusive HERA members only course – your membership will give your discounts off the full cost.
Course also open to APGA and Engineering NZ (formerly known as IPENZ) members as well.
Our Ordinary ‘Platinum’ members
Our Affiliate / Associate ‘Gold’ members
Non members (for reference only)
Please note it’s not too late to sign up or upgrade your membership to secure better course pricing discounts!
Contact our Manager Member Services and Support Brian Low for details.
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