Defect assessment in pipelines training course

This course will present the latest defect-assessment methods to pipeline engineers and managers

Oct 16, 2006 - Oct 20, 2006
Target groups: technicians, engineers
Category: EducationTraining
Many transmission pipelines are now over 30 years old. This is “middle aged” in pipeline terms, and even the best-designed and -maintained pipeline will become defective as it progresses through its design life. Therefore, operators need to be aware of the effect these defects will have on their pipeline, and — more importantly — be able to assess their significance in terms of the continuing integrity of the pipeline. The increasing use of high-technology maintenance (for example, intelligent pigs) is helping pipeline owners to assess the condition of their lines, and if these modern maintenance methods are combined with modern defect-assessment methods, they can provide a very powerful, and cost-effective, tool. 

This course will present the latest defect-assessment methods to pipeline engineers and managers. These methods will range from simple, quick, assessment methods, to the more-detailed —fitness for purpose— analysis. The course is highly interactive and takes the form of lectures, workshops, and case studies. The course will cover methods available to assess the significance of defects detected in onshore and offshore pipelines. It will introduce simple analytical methods used to assess internal and external corrosion, dents and gouges, cracks (e.g. SCC), weld defects, and fatigue. The course is unique as it is a holistic approach to defect assessment, and it ensures the student appreciates all aspects of the subject, including repair and risk management.

Who Should Attend:
Pipeline engineers, designers and service professionals who are involved with the maintenance, inspection, and repair of pipelines.
Vermont Hotel
NE1 1RQ Newcastle, UK


John Tiratsoo


+44 (0)1494 675139


+44 (0)1494 670155



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