Pipeline Reliability Assessment Workshop


    This training workshop is hosted by Kiefner and Associates, an Applus+ Company. The goal of this workshop is to provide a broad overview of the effectiveness of the primary pipeline integrity assessment methods: in-line inspection, hydrostatic testing, and direct assessment. We end with a discussion of pipeline repairs and establishing reassessment intervals, providing a look at the full cycle of the integrity management process.

    • Start Date: 26/02/2019
    • End Date: 28/02/2019
    • City: Houston
    • Country: Texas
    The first day lays the groundwork for later discussions and focuses on:
    • Pipeline defects (manufacturing, transportation, construction, and operating related defects)
    • Defect assessment methods
      • ASME B31G, Modified B31G, and Effective Area for blunt defects
      • Ln-Secant equation for planar defects and cracks
      • Pipe properties (strength and toughness and implications for fracture initiation and propagation)
    • We will also work through a hands-on group exercise to assess simulated corrosion flaws.
    The second day focuses on the integrity assessment methods and their advantages and disadvantages.
    • Hydrostatic testing is the oldest and most established method of the assessment methods and is well understood
    • In-line inspection is a newer technology and one that is rapidly evolving
    • We will discuss the various methods for pipeline repair and limitations noted in liquid and gas safety codes and end with a discussion about establishing reassessment intervals.
    The third day is dedicated to demonstrations at the Applus+ RTD Houston Facility.
    For technical questions, please contact Greg Morris greg.morris@kiefner.com (614) 410-1603
    Learn more and register online today!