Technical training courses to precede TFAP in 2018
Three technical training courses on 9-10 April 2018 will precede the Technology for Future and Ageing Pipelines (TFAP) Conference, taking place on 11-12 April.
TFAP, formerly known as Rudi’s Pipeline Technology Conference and held in Ostend, will take place in Gent, Belgium.
Co-organised by Tiratsoo Technical, UK, and the Lab. Soete of Universiteit Gent, Belgium, the conference is aimed at sharing knowledge and will feature the latest achievements relative to the assessment, use and maintenance of ageing high-pressure (cross-country/offshore) transmission and ageing low-pressure distribution gas and oil pipeline systems.
Three training courses are available, comprising a defect assessment in pipelines course, a pipeline repair methods and in-service welding course, and an advanced pipeline risk management course.
Course A: defect assessment in pipelines
Dr Phil Hopkins, a consulting engineer with more than 35 years of experience in the pipeline industry, will present this course.
Organised in association with Penspen Integrity, the lectures, workshops and case studies will present attendees with latest defect-assessment methods available to the industry.
It 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 ideal for pipeline engineers, designers, and service professionals who are involved in maintaining, inspecting and repairing pipelines.
Course B: pipeline repair methods and in-service welding course
DNV GL Director of Welding Technology Bill Bruce will present a course covering aspects of pipeline repair that use weld and non-weld methods, welding concerns for in-service pipelines, and the approaches to addressing them.
The course is suited to pipeline engineers, operations and maintenance personnel, inspectors and welders.
Course C: advanced pipeline risk management
W. Kent Muhlbauer, who has more than 35 years of experience in the pipeline industry and is principal of the pipeline design, construction, operations, and management specialised company WKM Consultancy LLC, will present and discuss the implementation of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration’s stricter regulations in 2017.
This course is hands-on and participants will engage in team and individual exercises that put theoretical knowledge into practice.
This course is designed for anyone with a working knowledge of pipeline risk concepts, and their use to enhance pipeline operations, maintenance, design and regulatory compliance.
For more information visit the TFAP website.
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