In-Line Inspection of Pipelines
Aim / Background
The course will provide an introduction to the subject and importance of pipeline inspection with a focus on internal inspection using in-line inspection tools. Delegates will be introduced to the different non-destructive testing technologies used in in-line inspection tools as well as their specific strengths and weaknesses. The course provides a broad overview of tools commercially available today for the inspection of traditional and challenging pipelines in the onshore and offshore sectors. Inspection procedures and reporting will be introduced, with a focus on typical content of Final Reports and the further use of inspection data. The course is ideally suited to introduce the subject of in-line inspection, also as a foundation for the special in-line inspection tracks of the Pipeline Technology Conference.
Approval (for German Engineers)
The seminar "In-Line Inspection of Pipelines" is recognized as a training session in accordance with §6 FuWo. Consulting engineers and engineers of the German Chambers of Engineers receive 8.00 training points for participation.
1 Introduction Introducing the course and the role of In-Line Inspection as part of the Pipeline Integrity Assurance process
2 Defects in Pipelines Introducing typical defects and their geometries in pipelines as well as identifying at which stage in the pipeline life they usually appear. Geometric anomalies, metal loss, and cracks will be discussed
3 Pipeline Inspection An overview of pipeline inspection methodologies, internal and external, with a special focus on internal inspection for traditional and challenging pipelines
4 Non-Destructive Testing Technologies A brief overview of the non-destructive testing technologies utilized for In-Line Inspection, including magnetic flux leakage, ultrasound and eddy current technologies
5 Pipeline Inspection Tools A comprehensive overview of the internal inspection tools commercially available today, covering traditional and challenging pipelines
6 Pipeline Inspection Procedures and Reporting A brief look at the inspection procedures used during an ILI project, as well as introducing and explaining the analysis and reporting process. Overview of current reporting standards and how ILI data can be further used
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.