This workshop provides 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.
Registration will be limited to 30 people to optimize the interaction between instructors and attendees.
Attendees will receive 22 Professional Development Hours (PDH) upon completion
At the completion of the workshop, the student will be able to:
- 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
Will know where to find:
- Intelligent pigs that are available on the market
- Pipeline failure statistics
- Pipeline failure case studies
- Regulatory requirements regarding the use of intelligent pigs
Prior Knowledge Recommendations
- Basic pipeline operations
- Basic NDT understanding
Who Should Attend
Operations and maintenance engineers and senior technicians in pipeline operating or owning companies responsible for in-line inspections using intelligent pigs.
Credly Digital Badge
Level 3 Natural Gas Industry Inline Inspection Expert
SGA has partnered with Credly, the leader in digital credentials, to certify the recipients have a dynamic understanding of establishing and managing an inline inspection program that contributes optimum value toward improved pipeline integrity. They have a working knowledge of the following: principles of design and operation of key systems of an intelligent pig, attributes of data analysis processes, prioritizing for inspection, repair and replacement assessments, inspection efficiency and speed control of pigs.
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