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HOW TO NAVIGATE MATERIAL PROPERTY AND ATTRIBUTE VERIFICATION

17 June 2020, 12 pm CST

Material property and attribute verification is a fundamental aspect of the changing landscape in gas transmission regulation. Understanding the properties and attributes of each pipe and component is critical for safe operation. The intent of regulation is to support robust pipeline operations and integrity management by ensuring decisions are based on TVC documentation, properties and attributes. Part 1 of the regulation amendments has introduced a specific clause, 192.607, that sets out guidance for how material properties and attributes must be documented. 192.607 is referenced through various sections of new regulations. It is also expected to feature in part 2 of the regulation changes. In this session we will walk through the requirements of 192.607 and describe best practice for complying using technology.

Presenter:
Simon Slater, Principal Integrity Engineer, ROSEN Group

WHAT IS PIGGABLE?

24 June 2020, 12 pm CST

Pipeline piggability can be a difficult to classify. There are many considerations related to the pipeline, the threat being assessment, and associated economics. Recent changes to gas pipeline regulations have significant new requirements if a segment is classified as piggable. Understanding how to determine if a pipeline can accommodate an inspection tool will be reviewed, along with the required considerations for the associated integrity assessment. Newly incorporate API Std 1163 will be used to support this discussion.

Presenter:
Stefan Vages, Project Manager for Challenging Pipeline Diagnostics, ROSEN Group

MAOP RE-CONFIRMATION AND ENGINEERING CRITICAL ASSESSMENT – PART 1

8 July 2020, 12 pm CST

Probably the most significant addition to the regulations following issue of the Mega Rule is the requirement for MAOP re-confirmation. Under specific circumstances, and related to whether traceable, verifiable and complete records for establishing MAOP are available, operators are required to reconfirm MAOP. In accordance with 192.624, this can be achieved using six methods. Pressure testing, pressure reduction, replacement or an Engineering Critical Assessment (ECA) are the four options that will be considered in the majority of scenarios. Even before proceeding with any kind of MAOP reconfirmation process, establishing covered segments, selecting which method is most appropriate, and developing the required procedures represents a new and significant task that operations must deploy resources to. This session will discuss the details of 192.624 and introduce the aspect of ECAs.

Presenter:
Mark Wright, Principal Integrity Engineer, ROSEN Group

MAOP RE-CONFIRMATION AND ENGINEERING CRITICAL ASSESSMENT – PART 2

15 July 2020, 12 pm CST

An ECA is an analysis of whether or not an anomaly existing in a pipe is tolerable under specific loading conditions. There are three main components to the ECA process: defining the threats that must be considered, determining what defects exist in the pipeline most likely using in-line inspection, and analysis of those anomalies to calculate predicted burst pressure, in accordance with 192.712, or other appropriate failure criteria. The aim of this webinar is to walk through the ECA process, discussing the pertinent decision points and individual tasks required.

Presenter:
Simon Slater, Principal Integrity Engineer, ROSEN Group

HOW TO ADDRESS LONG-SEAM INTEGRITY

22 July 2020, 12 pm CST

Long-seam integrity management is a relevant topic as part of changes to gas pipeline regulation. The essential elements of long-seam integrity management will be described and related to the changes in code associated with Subpart O, 192.710 Assessments outside of HCAs, and 192.632 ECA for MAOP Reconfirmation. The API 1176 recommended proactive for crack management will be used to support this discussion.

Presenter:
Rhett Dotson, Principal Engineer, ROSEN Group

DATA MANAGEMENT AND SOFTWARE TOOLS: CONNECTING DATA AND INTEGRITY MANAGEMENT

29 July 2020, 12 pm CST

Information and use cases will demonstrate how data management and integrity management can be connected with software tools, such as i.a. ROSEN’s NIMA, Esri’s Operations Dashboard, PODS, UPDM. Operators can leverage standards and software tools they may already have to support PHMSA 192.607 and 192.624.

Presenters:
Jackie Smith, Principal Integrity Management Systems, ROSEN Group
Mark Wright, Principal Integrity Engineer, ROSEN Group