Equipment, Facilities and Maintenance > Pipeline Defect Assessment - Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT)

About this Training

This course provides a broad overview of analysis methods for defects in pipeline. The course begins with a summary of important material properties and a review of integrity assessment methods for pipeline defects. Analysis methods for corrosion are covered, including each of the methods cited in the most recent version of ASME B31G – Manual for Determining the Remaining Strength of Corroded Pipelines. A discussion on analysis methods for mechanical damage is also included. Analysis methods for cracks are covered in the second day, which begins with a basic introduction to fracture mechanics. Attendees learn about the methods of measuring toughness associated with linearly elastic and elastic-plastic behaviour. Next, the use of failure assessment diagrams and the development of the log-secant equation are discussed, followed by J-integral based assessments. Finally, both propagating fractures and fatigue are evaluated.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe pipeline failure causes and mechanisms
  • Identify key characteristics of typical pipeline defects
  • Select and apply simple and detailed fitness-for-service assessments of anomalies
  • Understand the impact of critical defect characteristics on assessment results
  • Incorporate the effects of material properties and material property variability
  • Understand when secondary (other than pressure) loading impacts defect criticality
  • Conduct Level 1 and some Level 2 analyses of metal loss, mechanical damage and cracks

The course is intended those who want to assess the structural significance of pipeline defects and should have a basic understanding of pipeline operations, defects, and defect assessment methods. Attendees should have at least 2 to 4 years of experience related to pipeline integrity management and/or defect assessment technologies. Recommended for pipeline engineers, designers and service professionals, QSHE personnels and regulators who are involved with the maintenance, inspection, and repair of pipelines.

  • Basic or Foundation
  • Intermediate

Your expert course leader is a pipeline integrity expert with over 40 years of practical experience. He is a Vice President at DNV GL USA, where he is responsible for the development, management, and implementation of projects related to all aspects of pipeline integrity, including but not limited to in-line inspection, stress corrosion cracking, fracture control, seam-weld integrity and mechanical damage. He is an internationally recognized expert in technologies related to in-line inspection and the effects of defects on pipeline integrity.

To further optimise your learning experience from our courses, we also offer individualized “One to One” coaching support for 2 hours post training. We can help improve your competence in your chosen area of interest, based on your learning needs and available hours. This is a great opportunity to improve your capability and confidence in a particular area of expertise. It will be delivered over a secure video conference call by one of our senior trainers. They will work with you to create a tailor-made coaching program that will help you achieve your goals faster.
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