May 10–12, 2022

Advanced Inline Inspection

Virtual Workshop

Event Summary

During this workshop, we plan to provide operations and maintenance engineers in pipeline companies with the knowledge to establish and manage an ILI program that contributes optimum value toward improved pipeline integrity.

Attendees will receive 22 Professional Development Hours upon completion.

Learning Objectives

  • Select the appropriate intelligent pig(s) for the potential defects in a pipeline
  • Critically review results from a pipeline inspection project
  • Use the information from an intelligent pig run to develop an appropriate repair, replacement, remediation program
  • Set out relevant issues in contract documents



  • The principles of design and operation of key systems and parts of an intelligent pig: sensors; signal processing; storage; power source; markers
  • The advantages and disadvantages of competing technologies
  • The defects that intelligent pigs currently do not detect or size well
  • The attributes of manual and automated data analysis processes
  • The range of sensing technologies currently applied in intelligent pigs
  • How an intelligent pigging program contributes to pipeline integrity
  • How to prioritize pipeline sections for inspection using basic risk analysis techniques
  • Fundamentals of defect assessment – how to prioritize repair and replacement
  • The precision and accuracy of various inspection techniques
  • The implications of incorporating intelligent pigging information into an integrated pipeline integrity information system
  • About the influence of pig inspection speed and the use of speed control on pigs


Who should attend

Operations and maintenance engineers and senior technicians in pipeline operating or owning companies responsible for in-line inspections using intelligent pigs.

Meet Your Instructors

Tod Barker

Tod Barker is currently the Corrosion, Geometry, Mapping, and Customer Facing Software Product Line Manager with TD Williamson.  Tod has more than 15 years of experience in the Pipeline industry, including leading the design of more than 10 In-line Inspection tools.  Tod is a co-inventor of the SpirALL® MFL inspection tool design patent.   He is also a Certified Product Manager (CPM) through the Association of International Product Marketing & Management (AIPMM).


Tom Beuker

Thomas Beuker is the Head of Group Businessline Advanced Pipeline Diagnostics and responsible for the worldwide provision of ROSEN’s crack inspection services.

Thomas Beuker started with the R&D department at ROSEN in Germany. His expertise lies in data analysis, finite element modeling, and in the development of new sensor technologies. He has more than 25 years of experience in developing and deploying pipeline inspection solutions. Mr. Beuker holds an MSc in Geophysics from the University of Muenster, Germany. He is a member of the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing since 1992. Since 1997, he is a ROSEN representative at the Pipeline Research Council International.


Simon Slater

Simon Slater is a Principal Integrity Engineer working for ROSEN Integrity Services, based in Columbus, Ohio. Simon is a Materials & Welding Engineer providing technical consultancy associated with structural integrity assessments, pipe material properties, and welding engineering. He has been working for ROSEN Integrity Services for 8 years. The majority of his time is focused on supporting the ROSEN UTCD and EMAT crack detection framework and the RoMat PGS pipeline material verification framework. Prior to joining ROSEN, he worked in the steel industry for 12 years, seven years of which were in pipe manufacturing and 5 years in research and development. His areas of expertise include metallurgy, welding of pipeline materials, laboratory materials testing, engineering critical assessment, and structural integrity.


Bruce Nestleroth

Bruce Nestleroth has been focused on pipeline inspection applications most of his career, starting at Battelle in 1986 and now at Kiefner for the last 7 years.  In the 1990s, he worked to demonstrate the fundamental principles of magnetic flux leakage (MFL) and other in-line inspection (ILI) technologies at Battelle’s Pipeline Facility.  He then advanced magnetic and ultrasonic sensors for in-line inspection technology for the detection and assessment of mechanical damage and cracking.  His current professional goal is to understand the capabilities and limitations of ILI technology on difficult to characterize pipeline defects and to apply that knowledge to help operators improve pipeline reliability and ILI vendors improve their tools.   Bruce has developed and regularly conducts training courses and workshops on pipeline inspection technology.  He also is a member of the API committees that develop the standards on pipeline inspection and cracking.


McKenzie Kissel

McKenzie Kissel is currently the TriStream MFLTM Product Line Manager at Onstream Pipeline.  McKenzie is a professional engineer with an MBA. He graduated with his B.Sc in mechanical engineering from the University of Alberta and his MBA from the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary.  McKenzie has over 10 years of experience in In-line Inspection research and technology development.  He started in R&D mechanical design, followed by leading multi-disciplinary teams across the world as a technical project manager, and prior to accepting his current position, he held the role of system engineer responsible for technical aspects on multiple MFL based products.


Michael Rosenfeld

Michael Rosenfeld is an experienced consultant in pipeline fitness for service, pipeline integrity, pipeline design and construction, causes of pipeline failures, pipeline regulations and standards, and related matters. He has performed numerous pipeline failure investigations and root cause failure analyses; research funded by the pipeline industry on the effects of mechanical damage, fatigue, pipeline integrity threat interactions, and methods to determine the probable grade of undocumented pipe materials; engineering analyses of a broad range of design, operations, or integrity matters for numerous pipeline operators; and provided expert support in litigation. He chairs the Subgroup on Design, Materials, and Construction of the ASME B31.8 Gas Transmission and Distribution Piping Committee and serves on other ASME piping standards development committees. Mr. Rosenfeld has authored or co-authored over 90 published articles or public presentations dating to 1988, is an ASME Fellow and is a Professional Engineer registered in the State of Ohio. He previously worked with Kiefner & Associates (27 years), Battelle (6 years), and Impell Corporation (4 years). He earned a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the University of Michigan (1979) and a Master of Engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University (1981).


Matthew Ellinger 

Matthew Ellinger is a Senior Engineer and Group Lead in the Integrity Solutions section within the Pipeline Services department at the DNV USA, Inc. office in Columbus, Ohio. Mr. Ellinger joined DNV GL in 2006 after obtaining his Bachelor of Science degree from the Ohio State University in Mechanical Engineering.

Since joining DNV, Mr. Ellinger has gained valuable experience in a wide range of pipeline Integrity Management aspects, including, but not limited to, in-line inspection (ILI) analysis, burst pressure and remaining life calculations, pressure cycle fatigue (PCF) analysis, stress corrosion cracking (SCC) assessments, pipeline risk assessments, Integrity Management Program (IMP) development and implementation, corrosion growth assessments (CGA), procedure development, re-inspection interval assessments, fitness for service (FFS) evaluations, and hydrostatic pressure test evaluations.

Throughout his time at DNV, Mr. Ellinger has obtained significant project management experience. Mr. Ellinger is well versed in budget development and tracking, the scope of work development, resource allocation, client interfacing, and technical written and oral report delivery as a result of his project management experience.

Mr. Ellinger has spent a significant amount of time providing on-site technical support to onshore pipeline operators and their integrity efforts. A major focal point of these efforts has been assisting clients throughout the entire lifecycle of an ILI project. This includes ILI vendor and tool technology selection, coordinating inspection logistics, integrating historic field data with ILI data for QA/QC purposes, performing ILI run-to-run comparisons, developing field follow-up scopes of work in response to ILI data (site selection and prioritization, repair selection, etc.), notifying stakeholders of ILI findings, and preparing ILI project closeout reports. Mr. Ellinger has published and presented five papers related to ILI.


Tom Bubenik

Tom Bubenik is a Vice President at DNV USA. He has over 40 years of pipeline experience.  At DNV, Tom is responsible for the development, management, and implementation of projects related to all aspects of pipeline integrity management, including but not limited to in-line inspection, stress corrosion cracking, seam weld integrity, mechanical damage, etc.  He is an internationally recognized expert in technologies related to in-line inspection and the effects of defects on pipeline integrity.


Lucinda Smart

Lucinda Smart joined Kiefner in 2012 after working with Applus for two years prior. Her career has primarily focused on pipeline integrity management, including ILI performance verification and validation, reassessment interval determination, assessment planning and execution, corrosion growth assessment on corroded pipe, and NDE application of pipeline material verification. She obtained her master’s degree focusing on the application of NDE for pipeline material validation in 2015 at Iowa State University. She has also performed studies incorporating ILI data with other data streams for evaluating stress corrosion cracking susceptibility and resultant dig prioritization. She has published papers on these topics and presented at several conferences, including QNDE, IPC, PPIM, and NACE Corrosion conferences.


From 05-10-2022 8:00 am CST until 05-12-2022 3:30 pm CST



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Standard Member $1,205
Standard Non-Member $1,425

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