Tech Talk: Pipeline Integrity Management - Part 3 - Onshore Stream
Need a Quick Fix? – An Update on Available Pipeline Repair Technologies and Solutions:
During construction and subsequent operation, pipelines are subject to degradation, ageing mechanisms and external influences e.g. corrosion, fatigue, 3rd party damage, ground movement. Pipeline repair may be required when the structural integrity of the pipe has dropped below an acceptable level. In an extreme case this may be where there is a leak or rupture, but more usually it is where a defect has been identified by ILI or direct assessment and subsequent engineering assessment has confirmed the defect unacceptable for safe operation.
This talk will provide an outline of the key factors to consider when planning a pipeline repair, discuss repair method selection and provide an overview of available repair options today. This will include discussing repair options that fall outside of ASME B31.4, such as the epoxy sleeve or composites for the repair of cracks, together guidance on how to qualify and manage these repairs for safe install on a pipeline defect.
An Outside Perspective – The Importance of Cathodic Protection and Field Verification Data:
The aim of the talk is to provide a general insight into how measured cathodic protection and environmental data obtained in conjunction with verification measurements of pipeline corrosion defects can provide clients with additional confidence for assessing and prioritising dig up campaigns associated with piggable and non-piggable pipeline scenarios.
Whilst offering insight into real life scenarios where often things are not quite the way it seems, the talk will have particular focus relating to the importance of accurate data gathering and how inaccuracies in measurement techniques can impact the operators vision significantly.
Learn more and join our regional session, which will be presented on June 19, 2020 at 10:30 am (BST).
This session is part of our series “TECH TALKS - Regional sessions on technical topics” with weekly discussions on a diverse range of topics on asset integrity management and regulatory ramifications for the oil and gas industry.
- June 19, 20202020-06-19T12:00:00 - June 19, 2020 2020-06-19T03:59:00
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