The conference, organised by Tiratsoo Technical (a division of Great Southern Press) and Houston-based Clarion Technical Conferences, will cover range of topics, 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.
Incorporating aspects of the Evaluation Rehabilitation and Repair of Pipelines Conference, the event will not only discusses the latest developments in the industry, but also showcases some of the industry's latest achievements, and provides 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.
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The conference will include two training courses: Pipeline repair, hot tapping, and in-service welding, and Performing pipeline rehabilitation.
The Performing pipeline rehabilitation course will be led by President of Incal Pipeline Rehabilitation, Inc. Sidney Taylor and is centred on the practical aspects of pipeline rehabilitation. The course covers both internal and external rehabilitation, and takes an in depth look at how to safely rehabilitate operating pipelines using manual and automated equipment.
Pipeline repair, hot tapping and in-service welding will be led by Director of Welding Technology with DNV Columbus Bill Bruce. The course will cover the various aspects of pipeline repair using weld and non-weld methods, as well as the concerns for welding onto in-service pipelines and the approaches used to address them.
The exhibition will provide a forum for companies to gain exposure in the international market. The exhibition hall is a great place to showcase the latest in industry developments and new technologies to key decision makers in the industry.
The opportunity to present at the conference is still open so make sure to get your abstracts in on time. This great opportunity will allow you to share your knowledge in an international forum to accredited pipeline industry professionals as well as get an insight on some of the latest projects, technologies and ideas that affect the oil and gas pipeline industry.
The conference 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, microbial corrosion
- External issues - including coatings, DCVG, direct assessment
- Inspection - internal and external
- 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 emphasize its value in solving a practical problem.