To be held from 15–16 May 2013 in Houston Texas, and following the success of the first Forum held in March 2011, the 2013 Forum continues with the objective of addressing capabilities and guidance concerning tools for corrosion and mechanical damage inspection of 'unpiggable' oil, gas and hazardous liquids pipelines.
Organisers Tiratsoo Technical, a division of Great Southern Press, and Houston-based Clarion Technical Conferences say that the focus will be on existing, new, and developing in-line tools as well as those in research and development. Direct Assessment methods (ECDA, ICDA, SCCDA), which are well known and covered in other forums, will therefore not be a focus.
Advances and best practices in guided-wave technologies will also comprise a significant part of the programme. Live-line access techniques, combined with low-flow restriction robotic and wire-line-powered internal inspection tools, will also be a special focus, especially for pipeline segments that cannot be taken out of service when these tools suggest a need for further integrity inspections.
- The organisers invite presentations covering experience with the range of tools that are currently available and in use, as well as reports on promising research and development in this field.
- The time available for individual presentations will be 30 minutes, with five additional minutes for discussion. The programme is envisaged as comprising three sessions and a total of 15 to 20 presentations, with a round-table open forum discussion to conclude the proceedings.
The intent of this Forum is to share practical, useable information in an objective and frank way, and not to be a sales showcase for suppliers. Only proposals that meet this criterion will be accepted.
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