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

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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