The Pipeline Corrosion Assessment Field Techniques course covers corrosion basic principles and theory, field techniques, direct assessment, in-line inspection and hydro testing techniques, indirect inspections, direct examination, safety and data documentation 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Collect data for used for the evaluation and monitoring of a pipeline corrosion integrity plan
  2. Recognize pipeline anomalies
  3. Recommend solutions for resolving technical issues “in the ditch”
  4. Evaluate a pipeline in-service using ECDA and ICDA methods and techniques
  5. Recognize problems “in the ditch” and be able to collect the data necessary for further engineering evaluation

 

Direct Assessment Pipeline Corrosion Integrity

The Direct Assessment (DA) course concentrates on internal, external, and stress corrosion cracking direct assessment, along with pre- and post-assessment, quality assurance, data analysis and integration, and remediation and mitigation activities.

The course will also cover the benefits and limitations of Direct Assessment, its relationship to an overall integrity assessment program and industry standards, regulations, and best practices.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe DA and the relationship to an overall pipeline corrosion integrity management program
  2. Recognize the benefits and limitations of DA
  3. Recall standards related to DA
  4. Differentiate DA from other pipeline integrity methods
  5. Perform quality assurance
  6. Establish corrosion rates
  7. Explain responsibilities of the operator and/or service provider
  8. Categorize the DA Phases:
  9. Pre-assessment
  10. Indirect inspections
  11. Direct examinations
  12. Post-assessment
  13. Recognize the different types of DA:
  14. External Corrosion Direct Assessment (ECDA)
  15. Internal Corrosion Direct Assessment (ICDA)
  16. Stress Corrosion Cracking Direct Assessment (SCCDA)
  17. Confirmatory Direct Assessment (DA)

 

In Line Inspection (ILI)

The In-Line Inspection course covers the benefits of utilizing In-Line Inspection, selection of technologies related to operational parameters, operational issues, and evaluating data relevant to assessing fitness for service. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe ILI and its relationship to overall integrity assessment
  2. Recall relevant industry standards, regulations and best practices
  3. Recognize the types of ILI technologies and the benefits and limitations of each
  4. Select an appropriate ILI technology for a given situation
  5. Define the responsibilities of the operator and/or service provider
  6. Be aware of safety and operations associated with running an ILI tool,
  7. Describe the basics of ILI data analysis
  8. Respond to and use ILI findings for run verification, remediation and/or repair

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