Equipment, Facilities and Maintenance > Pipeline Integrity Management – Incorporating API 1160 / 1173 and ASME B31.8S – Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT)

About this Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) 

This Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) provides a sound review of Pipeline Integrity Management strategies, in compliance with regulatory requirements, including self-assessment. The VILT is highly interactive and takes the form of lectures and case studies.

On completion of the VILT, participants will have a solid understanding of the procedures, strengths, limitations, and applicability of the main issues that comprise a Pipeline Integrity Management Program.

Objectives of this Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) course:

  1. Explore the latest techniques used to develop a comprehensive integrity management program covering both pipelines and their associated facilities
  2. Determine the necessary elements of such a program described in detail with examples of typical program content including an overarching view of where detailed risk analysis and defect assessment fits in the program

By the end of this Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT), participants will be able to understand:

  • Codes used in developing Integrity Management Plans
  • The elements of an Integrity Management Plan
  • Threat assessment
  • Critical aspects of risk assessment
  • Prevention and mitigation measures
  • Characteristics and limitations of different inspection methods
  • A risk-based approach to maintenance

The VILT course is intended for supervisors, engineers and technicians responsible for ensuring the adequate protection of pipeline assets. In addition, maintenance planners, regulators and service providers to the pipeline industry will also benefit from attending the VILT course.

This VILT course will be delivered online in 5 half-day sessions consisting 4 hours per day, with 2 breaks of 10 minutes per day.

Course Duration: 5 half-day sessions, 4 hours per session (20 hours in total).

Your expert VILT instructor is a Ph.D. Metallurgical Engineer with advanced expertise in asset integrity management of oil & gas production facilities, corrosion control, materials selection, chemical treatments, pipeline pigging, inspections, fitness-for-service evaluations, failure analysis and related consulting. He has 30 years of experience working for BP in Asia and South America, Amoco in the US and four years with Applus-Velosi in Southeast Asia.

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.
Request for further information about post training coaching support and fees applicable for this.

Learn what past participants have said about PetroEdge training courses

Good overview of pipeline integrity management for people new to the maintenance and operation of pipelines

Pipeline Engineer, Sabah Shell Petroleum Company Ltd