Seminar: Inspection Technologies for Traditional and Challenging Pipelines

The course will provide an in-depth introduction into the subject and importance of pipeline inspection and integrity management. Delegates will learn about the need for pipeline inspection and the use of inspection for the analysis of the pipelines integrity and fitness-for-purpose.

The course will introduce the flaws and anomalies observed in pipelines. Suitable external and internal inspection technologies will be introduced including the strengths and weaknesses of the nondestructive testing principles applied.

The material cover details on a pipeline inspection operation, including pipeline preparation, cleaning, gauging.

Final Reports, Reporting Formats are discussed. The course also includes a short introduction into integrity assessment.


1 Introduction
1.1 Pipelines: Why is Pipeline Integrity Management important?
1.2 Introducing Integrity Assessment and Fitness-For-Purpose
1.3 Pipeline Integrity Management
1.4 Safety Aspects and International Approaches

2 Defects in Pipelines
2.1 Pipeline materials
2.2 Types of pipelines
2.3 Coating Flaws
2.4 Corrosion and Metal Loss
2.5 Cracks and Crack-Like Defects
2.6 Leaks

3 Pipeline Inspection
3.1 Hydro- and Stress testing
3.2 In-Line Inspection
3.3 External Inspection Methods

4 Non-Destructive Testing Technologies
4.1 Magnetic Flux Leakage Technology
4.2 Ultrasonic Technology

5 Pipeline Inspection Tools
5.1 Free swimming In-Line inspection tools
5.2 Tethered and cable operated tools
5.3 Automated external inspection tools

6 Pipeline Inspection Procedures
6.1 Planning an inspection
6.2 Preparing the Pipeline for an Inspection
6.3 Pipeline Cleaning
6.4 Performing the Inspection

7 Reporting
7.1 Data Evaluation
7.2 Final Report
7.3 Introducing POF
7.4 Integrity Assessment: MAOP
7.5 Run Comparison
7.6 Data Management and archiving

Please contact us if you are interested in a webcast version of this seminar in order to attend this seminar virtually from your PC at home.

Registration Deadline

15 February 2018

Target Group: 
Managers responsible for pipeline integrity, Pipeline Engineers, Technicians or other interested personnel from operators. Engineering Consultants active in the field of NDT and Integrity Assessment. Personnel from the authorities or certification bodies involved with pipeline inspection and assessment and licensing.
Seminar Timing: 
15-16 March 2018, 9:00-17:00, Estrel Berlin

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