This new international conference and its accompanying exhibition will cover a wide range of issues concerning pipeline rehabilitation, ranging from the initial stages of evaluation of a pipeline’s condition to the steps required to undertake rehabilitation of the structure to ensure its continued fitness-for-purpose and prolong its economic lifetime.
The event is being planned not only to discuss the latest developments in the industry, but also to showcase some of the industry's latest achievements, and to provide an unmatched opportunity of both networking and learning. The conference programme will be of relevance to all involved in the operation and lifetime planning of pipelines transporting all types of hazardous hydrocarbons both on- and offshore – in particular oil and gas – as well as to those involved in their regulation and safety.
The programme will be divided into the following broad areas of interest:
- Repair and rehabilitation practices and technologies;
- Pipeline rehabilitation project case studies;
- Internal issues, including black powder and microbial corrosion;
- External issues, including coatings, direct current voltage gradients, and direct assessment;
- Inspection – both internal and external; and,
- Integrity assessment.
Proposals for papers should:
- Describe a new or improved method of solving a pipeline inspection, rehabilitation, or repair problem;
- Describe a project that illustrates the rationale in materials’ selection, repair methods, or inspection technology; and/or,
- Relate and summarise previously-published information to emphasise its value in solving a practical problem.