Hyatt Regency, TELUS Conference Center, Calgary, AB, Canada

September 24-28, 2018

Program - Tutorials


IPC 2018 Tutorial Schedule

Subject to Change

24-Sep-18 Full Day

24-Sep-18 1/2 day morning (AM), 1/2 day afternoon (PM)

26-Sep-18 1/2 day afternoon (PM)

Title Description Instructor Duration Day/Time
Pipeline Integrity Evaluations & Engineering Assessments An introduction to the assessment of defects in pipelines. Defect types will be discussed, with emphasis on their potential to result in failure. The background to the commonly applied defect assessment methods will be presented, ranging from simple, quick assessments, to more detailed 'fitness-for-purpose' analysis.
  • Introduction to pipeline defects, and why pipelines fail
  • Fundamental pipeline defect failure relationships
  • How to assess corrosion defects
  • How to assess gouges and dents
  • How to assess weld defects
  • Pipeline integrity
Andrew Cosham Full Day Monday
Fracture Mechanics An overview of fracture mechanics principles including:
  • Basic materials properties and their application to design
  • Linear elastic fracture mechanics
  • Elastic-plastic fracture mechanics
  • Fracture-toughness testing
  • Fracture behavior of steels
  • Fatigue crack growth
  • Environmentally assisted crack growth
  • Predicting failure stress in pipelines
  • Calculation of remaining life for pipelines
  • Use in pipeline failure analysis
Tom Bubenik, Steven Polasik Full Day Monday
Pipeline Materials An overview of the mechanical properties of pipeline materials and how they relate to pipeline integrity:
  1. Vintage materials (overview and history of mfr process, API 5:L, field joining practices)
  2. Modern materials (overview, pipe specification, material design, legacy issues)
Stephen Rapp Full Day Monday
Overview Of Off-Shore Pipeline Design An overview of offshore pipeline engineering. Topics include:
  • Risk-based design principles
  • Review of design codes
  • Load calculation and limit state design
  • Pipeline materials, welding and corrosion protection
  • Offshore pipeline construction; lay barge; reeling; tow; trenching and burial
  • On-bottom stability and span assessment and correction
  • Upheaval/lateral buckling
  • Operation, inspection, re-qualification and repair
Mark Marley, Ken Macdonald Full Day Monday
Pipeline Design And Construction Course outline:
Design Sequence from Concept to Detailed Design
  • Route Selection, Permitting and Public Consultation
  • Geotechnical Considerations
  • Pipeline Hydraulics: Design of Compressible and Incompressible systems
  • Compressor and Pump Selection Considerations
  • Pipe Material Selection, Metallurgy, Manufacture, Testing
  • Pipe Protection Requirements (Coatings and Cathodic Protection)
  • Overview of Working Stress and Strain Based Design
  • Advanced Construction and Inspection Techniques
  • Specialty Contruction: Directional Drilling, Micro tunnelling
Alan Murray Full Day Monday
Geohazard Concerns In Pipeline Design And Operation The purpose of this workshop is to emphasize the importance of identifying and managing the impact of geohazards, such as landslides and river erosion on pipeline feasibility and operations. This course is intended for engineers and project managers involved in pipeline routing, design, and operations and pipeline integrity. Major themes will include:
  • Introduction to geohazards
  • The significance of geohazards on pipeline integrity
  • Pipeline regulations concerning geohazards
  • How to identify and avoid geohazards
  • How to prioritize and manage geohazards
  • Monitoring Strategies – Determining when to monitor a site
  • Mitigation Strategies - How to protect the pipeline against geohazards
Alex Baumgard, Mark Leir Full Day Monday
Management Of Interactive Threats An all-day tutorial on managing the aspects of interacting threats. Tutorial includes:
  • Threat Identification (screening, description, root cause analysis)
  • Threat Assessment of Individual and Interactive threats
  • Risk Management
Jenny Been Full Day Monday
Pipeline Risk Management Introduction to pipeline loss management with a focus on:
  • Hazard identification
  • Determination of acceptable levels of risk
  • Risk control
  • Available tools for risk analysis (RA)
  • Case studies on practical applications of RA in industry
Mark Stephens Full Day Monday
Management Systems For Pipelines Beyond Integrity:
  • Development of CSA requirements
  • Accident causation models
  • Lessons from accidents
  • Legislation and liability
  • Management systems elements
  • Development and implementation of a management system for pipelines
Jake Abes, Mark Jean, Howard Wallace Full Day Monday
External Corrosion Basics CP Equipment comparison, CP Survey Techniques, predicting internal corrosion, corrosion under insulation, insulated pipelines, use of polyurethane in pipeline corrosion, inspection of field applied coatings. Robert Worthingham Half Day Monday AM
Pipeline Assessment Methods: Selection Of Appropriate Technology On A Threat By Threat Basis This tutorial would discuss the appropriate assessment techniques on a threat by threat basis. This would primarily include an overview of ILI, direct assessment, and hydrostatic testing. Emphasis on the pros and cons of each method would be discussed. Tom Bubenik Half Day Monday AM
Internal Corrosion And Solids Management The discussion will examine the following:
  • Effect of flow on corrosion and erosion
  • Localized corrosion and corrosion monitoring
  • Predicting localized corrosion in pipelines
  • Hands on calculations for field applications
Trevor Place, Jerry Bauman Half Day Monday AM
Fundamental Guidelines to Execute Pipeline Pigging Runs This tutorial is the first step in building a foundation for pipeline operations and engineering personnel with the “know how” knowledge to plan, prepare, and execute pigging operations in a safer and more cost effective manner. The following outline of the Guidelines used is divided into six (6) modules:
  • Basic pipeline knowledge
  • Purpose of pigging
  • Types of pigs
  • Factors affecting pigging
  • Launch and receive procedures
  • Pigging excavation plans
  • Case studies
John Morrow, PJ Robinson Half Day Monday AM
Pipeline In-Line Inspection – Validation And Use Of Results This tutorial will discuss what companies should do after receiving the results from an inline inspection to ensure proper validation and use of results. Phill Nidd, Keith Leewis Half Day Monday PM
Recommended Practices For Pipeline Repair Discussion on pipeline integrity issues, repair and new technologies with a focus on
  • Repair methods
  • Alternative defect assessment
  • Evaluation of critical defect size
  • Hydrostatic testing and defect growth
Robert Smyth Half Day Monday PM
Pipeline Maintenance Welding Topics to be discussed include:
  • In-Service Welding
  • Burnthrough and Safety Related Concerns
  • Hydrogen Cracking Concerns
  • Full-Encirclement Repair Sleeves
  • Hot Taps Branch Connections
  • Simple Approach to Hot Tap and Repair Sleeve Welding
Bill Bruce Half Day Wednesday PM
Pipeline Stress Analysis This session will focus on the theoretical and practical aspects of piping stress analysis. Topics to be covered include pipeline monitoring and analysis related to surface loading and geotechnical concerns. Robert Thom Half Day Wednesday PM
Facilities Integrity Management Managing Facility Integrity:
  • Risk management
  • Integrity planning
  • Maintenance optimization
Monica Hernandez Half Day Wednesday PM
Root Cause Analysis Of Pipeline Failures The objective of a Root Cause Analysis (RCA) is to determine the direct cause and root cause(s) of an unexpected event (such as a pipeline operational failure or product release), identify the contributing factors, and provide recommendations that when implemented, will be effective in preventing recurrence of this type of failure. This tutorial will describe many of the different tools, processes, and philosophies for performing a complete RCA. Discussed is how the application of such industry tools as TapRooT, MORT, PAS 55 during the RCA process, can provide consistency and reliability in defining best practice benchmarks. The benefit of an effective RCA applied as a learning tool and as a key element within a Management System continuous improvement process is also discussed. Phill Nidd Half Day Wednesday PM