Pipelines & Piping Inspection, Maintenance, Repair & Integrity

Venue: Quality Inn University

Location: Calgary,, Alberta,, Canada

Event Date/Time: Nov 22, 2010 End Date/Time: Nov 23, 2010
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This practical, applications-oriented course covers pipelines and piping systems design, inspection and maintenance. Upon completion of this course, delegates will be able to evaluate the mechanical design of pipelines and piping systems in accordance with the ASME Code Section VIII. They will also be able to develop a pipelines and piping systems maintenance program based on API 570 and other industry practices, and then apply these requirements to typical pipelines and piping systems maintenance situations.

This course will provide an overview of pipelines and piping systems maintenance, including inspection, evaluation of various defects, and repair/alteration rules of various Codes and Standards. Simple evaluation methods for several types of defects will be described, and their use demonstrated using sample problems.


2359 Banff Trail N.W.

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Who Should Attend? * Inspection engineers and supervisors. * Maintenance and production engineers and supervisors who are personally responsible for the reliable design, operation, maintenance and repair of pipelines and piping systems * Individuals who are responsible for evaluating the mechanical integrity of in-service pipelines and piping systems in process plant applications. * Managers who are responsible for implementing a pipelines and piping systems maintenance program and desire an understanding of applicable evaluation procedures. Objectives Participants attending the program will: * Develop an in-depth understanding of the ASME B31 design, construction, inspection and testing rules; as well as their application to integrity assessment of operating systems * Gain an in-depth knowledge of pipe and fitting material specifications, fabrication process and influence on mechanical properties of strength and toughness, to help in inspections and failure analysis * Understand the technical background to the design equations, and their application to the design of piping systems and pipelines. * Address rules of good practice in layout of piping systems for reliable operation. * Gain a practical understanding of piping and pipeline corrosion mechanisms, how to recognize them, classify them and resolve them * Be introduced to the latest techniques and research in piping and pipeline integrity to analyze a degraded condition due to either corrosion or mechanical damage including API 579 techniques. * Review case histories of field failures and will evaluate their cause and solutions to avoid recurrence In addition the course also: * Provides an in-depth, step-by-step review of operating transients in piping systems and pipelines, their cause, and the methods for their analysis * Covers construction and welding practices, weld inspections, weld flaws and acceptance criteria. The course covers hydrotesting methods and alternative leak detection techniques After Participating in This Course You Will Gain: * A wealth of information on latest industry practices in design, inspection, maintenance and repair of piping systems and pipelines, and apply this knowledge for cost effective design and maintenance decisions * full advantage of the latest ASME code rules and API recommended practices in piping and pipeline integrity The participant will have: * An opportunity to extend his/her expertise in equipment design, defect assessment, and equipment integrity analysis * an in-depth expertise in ASME B31, API 570 and 579 standards * an opportunity to work with one of the leaders in the field of vessels, piping and pipelines engineering, member of several ASME committee, and get an understanding not only of the rules being applied but also of their background * comprehensive programme notes, illustrated with practical examples, to use as a reference Program Outline (1.2 CEUs / 12 PDHs) DAY 1 INTRODUCTION * ASME & API Codes and Standards * Fundamentals of Maintenance and Integrity * Pipe Dimensions and Schedule number * Understanding System Design Pressure * Pipe and Pipeline Sizing Formula with Applications LEAK DETECTION * On Line Leak Detection * Periodic Inspections REPAIR TECHNIQUES * Patch & Weld Repairs * Clamps * Flanges * Overview of Pipe and Pipeline Welding Practice * Welded Repairs * Heat Treatment DAY 2 -–PIPELINE & PIPING INSPECTIONS PRESSURE & LEAK TESTING * Hydrotest * System Testing PIGGING TECHNIQUES * Types of Pigs * Monitoring Internal Corrosion LAYOUT AND SUPPORT * Pipeline Loadings * Review of Pipe Supports and Their Application * Lessons Learned from Poor Support Practices CORROSION PROTECTION * Cathodic & Anodic Protection Systems * Impressed Current Systems VIBRATION IN SERVICE & PRESSURE TRANSIENTS * Mechanical and Hydraulic Induced Vibration in Piping * How to Measure, Analyze and Resolve Vibration * Recognizing and Solving Liquid Hammer * Pulsation * Study of Pipeline Failures Due to Transients