Pipeline Integrity Management

The seminar provides a sound review of Pipeline Integrity Management strategies, in compliance with regulatory requirements, including self assessment.

The seminar provides a sound review of Pipeline Integrity Management strategies, in compliance with regulatory requirements, including self assessment. It is highly interactive and takes the form of lectures and case studies. On completion of the seminar, participants will have a solid understanding of the procedures, strengths, limitations, and applicability of the main issues that comprise a Pipeline Integrity Management Program. 

COURSE OBJECTIVES

To provide attendees with the latest techniques used to develop a comprehensive integrity management program covering both pipelines and their associated facilities. The necessary elements of such a program are 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.

COURSE NOTES 

The accompanying course notes, in ring-binder format, are written in such a manner as to provide a starting point for a company in either developing its own integrity management plan or updating its current plan. The course documentation also includes the newly published reference book Pipeline Integrity Assurance: A Practical Approach, by Alan Murray, Mo Mohitpour, Michael McManus, and Iain Colquhoun, a $159 value.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND 

Supervisors, engineers and technicians responsible for ensuring the adequate protection of pipeline assets; maintenance planners, regulators and service-providers to the pipeline industry will also benefit from attending the course.

On completion of this course you 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

CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS

On completion of the course, participants will be eligible to receive 2.0 Continuing Education Units (CEU’s).

LECTURER 

Dr. Alan Murray, is a consulting engineer with Principia Consulting in Calgary, AB. Prior to forming Principia in 2010, he was Chief Engineer at the Canadian National Energy Board. Dr. Murray’s industry experience has included a number of senior management positions with a large pipeline operating company in North America with responsibility for system planning, construction, maintenance and contracting functions. His 42 years of work experience spans research, regulation, third-party assessment, design and development in pipelines and offshore structures. He was the founding chairman of the ASME Pipeline Systems Division and is the co-author of the ASME Press text books Pipeline Design and Construction – A Practical Approach and Pipeline Integrity Assurance and is a Fellow of the ASME.