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
Tutorial 1 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
Tutorial 2 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
Tutorial 3 Pipeline Materials 101 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
Tutorial 4 An Engineering 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 radishpipeline 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
Tutorial 5 Pipeline Design And Construction Overview of the following fundamentals:
  • 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 Construction: Directional Drilling, Micro tunnelling.
Alan Murray Full Day Monday
Tutorial 6 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
Tutorial 7 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

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Jenny Been Full Day Monday
Tutorial 8 Pipeline Risk Management Introduction to pipeline risk management based on quantitative analysis methods. The course will focus on:
  • Hazard and threat identification
  • Probably and consequence estimation
  • Risk measures and risk acceptance criteria
  • Risk evaluation and management
  • Application examples
Mark Stephens, Smith Koduru Full Day Monday
Tutorial 9 Management Systems For Pipelines Recent incidents in the pipeline industry have led to increased interest in safety management systems as a means of improving safety performance. A safety management system provides a framework for a systematic, comprehensive approach to the management of safety based on the proactive identification of hazards and the analysis and control of risk. The tutorial will address the rationale for adopting safety management systems, an overview of the core elements of a safety management system; and guidelines for the development and implementation of effective safety management systems. The tutorial will be of benefit to those who require a basic understanding of safety management systems, as well as those who may be involved in the development and implementation a safety management system. Jake Abes Full Day Monday
Tutorial 10 External Corrosion Basics This tutorial will discuss the primary methods of external corrosion control for pipelines. A brief summary of the science of external corrosion will be provided followed by theory and practical aspects of pipeline coatings and cathodic protection. Both plant and field applied coating application concepts will be discussed. Conventional impressed current cathodic protection systems and associated monitoring will be presented. Robert Worthingham Half Day Monday AM
Tutorial 11 Pipeline Assessment Methods: Selection Of Appropriate Technology On A Threat By Threat Basis This tutorial provides an introduction to pipeline assessment techniques on a threat by threat basis. The tutorial covers selection and use of in-line inspection, direct assessment, and hydrostatic testing to address common threats of external and internal corrosion, cracking, mechanical damage, defective pipe and welds, and other threats. The pros and cons of each method in an integrity management plan are discussed. Tom Bubenik Half Day Monday AM
Tutorial 12 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
Tutorial 13 Internal Corrosion and Solids Management The discussion will examine the following
  • Effect of flow on corrosion
  • Localized corrosion and corrosion monitoring
  • Predicting localized corrosion in pipelines
  • Options for mitigating internal corrosion
Trevor Place, Jerry Bauman Half Day Monday AM
Tutorial 14 Pipeline In-Line Inspection – Validation And Use Of Results This tutorial will address what companies need to do after the data is received from the ILI vendor. The checks that should be done to determine whether the inspections meet the contractual quality communicated by the vendor (ex. +- 10%, 80% of the time). In addition to the analysis of reporting quality, the session will also discuss how to use tool tolerance in making decisions based on tool data (ex. Re-inspection intervals). Issues such as probability of detection and probability of indication will also be covered. Phill Nidd Half Day Monday PM
Tutorial 15 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
Tutorial 16 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 Monsday PM
Tutorial 17 Facilities Integrity Management Managing Facility Integrity. Topics to be discussed include:
  • Risk management
  • Integrity planning
  • Maintenance optimization
Monica Hernandez Half Day Wednesday PM
Tutorial 18 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
Tutorial 19 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