More than 2,400 attendees flocked to the Houston Marriott Westchase from 9-12 February for another record setting Pipeline Pigging and Integrity Management (PPIM) event.
Organised by Clarion Technical Conferences and Tiratsoo Technical (a division of Great Southern Press), the event featured nine technical training courses, 44 conference speakers, 109 exhibitors, and two networking receptions.
With the support of Platinum Elite Sponsor Rosen, Platinum Sponsors Precision Pigging and RCS, Gold Sponsors SGS PfiNDE, NDT Global, and ISNDE, and Silver Sponsors A.Hak Industrial Services, N-Spec Pipeline Services, TDW, and RSH Energy, the event attracted both a record number of delegates and trade visitors.
For the second time in this series of events, delegates experienced a multi-track conference programme, designed to allow discussion of a wider variety of topics concerning pipeline management and engineering. Topics included new technologies, case studies, management systems, integrity and data assessment, and risk management.
The Exhibition included three lively exhibition halls featuring all of the latest pipeline inspection technology and rehabilitation and maintenance equipment, including cleaning and caliper pigs, ILI tools, brushes, non-destructive testing equipment, and more.
The Exhibition gave delegates and trade visitors one-on-one contact with pipeline pigging and inspection equipment manufacturers and suppliers.