In-Line Inspection of Pipelines

Seminar Location
Estrel Berlin, Congress Center, Room 8
Seminar Timing
08 April 2024, 09:00 - 17:00

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


Pre-School (optional)

Before your training on ‘In-Line Inspection of Pipelines’ with Dr Michael Beller begins, ROSEN's Competence Club, the premier learning and collaboration platform for the pipeline industry, is available for your use at no additional cost. This platform provides four complimentary pre-seminar e-learns that are designed to support you in acquiring the prerequisite knowledge for the course and enhancing your awareness level skillset. The e-learn training lasts a total of 7.5 hours and can be completed at your own pace and at a time that is convenient for you. The Competence Club training will cover: 

  • Introduction to Pipeline Defect Assessment CS020A (5 hours): You will gain an awareness of pipeline defect assessment methods (for all types of defects found in pipelines) and fatigue assessment, with a basic understanding of fracture mechanics. Learn more. 
  • Introduction to Onshore Laws, Regulations and Standards CS006A (35 minutes): Develop an awareness of legislation, regulations and standards used at all stages of the onshore pipeline lifecycle, giving you an understanding of the duties of a pipeline engineer to achieve legislative compliance. Learn more. 
  • Introduction to Pipeline Defects CS048A (1 hour): Develop an awareness of the different types of defects that can appear in pipelines, their causes and the threats they pose to the pipeline. Learn more.
  • Introduction to Probability of Failure Analysis CS044A: (1 hour): Gain an awareness of various pipeline hazards that may lead to loss of containment and learn how to assess the probability of failure, from qualitative to quantitative analysis. Learn more.

Plus, as a referral member of ptc, you will have the chance to pick a complimentary e-learn course of your liking when you access your pre-school training through the Competence Club.

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.

Dr. Beller has worked in the pipeline industry for over 25 years now. After receiving his Master´s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Karlsruhe, Germany, he joined the Research Center Karlsruhe where he carried out research work for his Phd. thesis on the behaviour of cracks in pipeline steels. In 1988 he joined Preussag AG in their pipeline construction division and in 1991 Pipetronix GmbH, a former subsidiary of Preussag specialized in pipeline inspection utilizing in-line inspection tools. At Pipetronix Dr. Beller held various positions in the Engineering, Sales and Marketing departments, including the position as Marketing Manager. After the merger with Pipeline Integrity International he was appointed Group Training Manager for the PII Group. Michael joined NDT Systems & Services AG in 2001, where he held the position of Corporate Marketing Manager. In June 2013 he joined the ROSEN Group as Director Corporate Strategy Pipelines within the Corporate Marketing Team. Michael has published more than 80 technical papers on the issues of pipeline inspection and integrity and is also co-author of a German standard book on Pipeline Inspection Technology. Michael is a former president of the International Pigging Products & Services Association and is currently a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Pipeline Engineering and the PetroMin Pipeliner, both published internationally. In 2006 he also became a member of the founding board of the Professional Institute of Pipeline Engineers. Dr. Beller has been delivering training courses to the pipeline industry for over 10 years now covering pipeline inspection, pipeline integrity and material defects in pipeline steels and is also a lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences in Karlsruhe, where he teaches Material Science and Technical Mechanics.

Seminars Contact

Dennis Fandrich
+49 511 90992-22
Dennis Fandrich