Pipeline Integrity Assessment Practical Aspects

Course Reference:  WTS_1231

Course Duration:   5 days

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A five-day in-depth course on the practical aspects of piping and pipeline integrity, maintenance and repair. Participants will be introduced to the technical basis of the ASME and API integrity rules, and their application to case studies and exercises. The participants will be able to recognize causes of degradation in-service, whether mechanically induced (pressure, vibration, fatigue, pressure transients, external damage) or due to corrosion (wall thinning, pitting, cracking), and apply integrity analysis techniques to make run-or-repair decisions. The participants will become knowledgeable in the technical basis and application of ASME B31.3, B31.4 and B31.8 piping codes, ASME B31G and API 579 Fitness-for-Service and Flaw Evaluation. The participants will review inspection techniques, from the most common (PT, MT, UT, RT, MFL pigs) to most recent (AE, PED, UT pigs and multi pigs), and the use of hydrotesting for integrity assessment. and the implementation of integrity management programs, periodic inspections and evaluation of results. The course will review the various repair techniques, their advantages and shortcomings, and the logic to be followed in making repair decisions and selecting the applicable repair.
Upon the successful completion of the course, participants will be able to:- • Have a very good background on the principles & concepts of pipeline and piping inspection, maintenance & integrity assessment • Identify the material specifications of the pipeline and piping and know the metallurgy, heat treatment and API/ASTM material specifications • Gain in-depth understanding on design pressure and failure margins of pipes and learn how to establish the system design pressure • Understand risk-based inspection & integrity management and be able to carry-out practical approach to assessing damage mechanisms • Learn corrosion and integrity specifically wall thinning & cracking and be able to know how to evaluate cracks in piping and pipelines • Become familiar with third party damage including the analysis of dents & gouges in pipelines and the analysis of distortion & permanent deformation • Review the fundamentals of flow in pipes & pipelines and be able to identify the classes of pressure transients including their features • Discover how to classify the cause of vibration in-service and how to analyze vibration & decide if it is acceptable • Recognize the temperature effects including the lay-out, expansion and contraction of pipes & pipelines as well as the analysis for flexibility and failure margins • Employ pressure & leak testing and be able to improve examination & inspection methods in pipes & pipelines considering the selection & use of the various types of testing & inspection techniques • Become familiar with the pigging technology and improve maintenance & inspection strategies by organizing a guide for pipe & vessel inspections and learning the application of inspection & analysis of results • Carry-out repair & rehabilitation of pipes & pipelines and be able to identify the various repair techniques used such as grinding & welding, flush patch repair, weld overlay repair, etc
This interactive training seminar includes the following training methodologies as a percentage of the total tuition hours:- 80% Lectures 20% Workshops & Work Presentations The course instructor may modify the above raining methodology before or during the course for technical reasons with no prior notice to participants
The course is intended for engineers, maintenance technicians and inspectors responsible for the integrity, inspection, maintenance and repair of pipelines and piping systems. The fitness-for-service and integrity techniques are based on quantitative analysis, please bring a calculator

 

 

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