PPIM Contra – call for papers
PPIM Contra – call for papers

Non-technical pipeline pigging course returns to PPIM in 2018

A pipeline pigging and integrity course, presented in non-technical language, will once again be offered at the Pipeline Pigging and Integrity Management Conference (PPIM) next year.

However, in 2018 the course has been extended to run for a full day.

The class was originally introduced in 2016, and is designed to familiarise attendees with the technology and tools that will be on display without using confusing technical jargon.

This class is ideal for people that are new to the industry, people that don’t have a technical background but work in a field that exposes them to these activities, or people that are just interested in becoming more familiar with the industry.

The one-day class will comprise three parts: utility pigs, used for cleaning; smart pigs, used for internal inspection; and an overview of pipeline integrity and why it’s important to companies.

The course will be hosted by three experienced instructors: Randy Roberts from N-SPEC Pipeline Services/Coastal Chemical Co., Pam Moreno from DNV GL, and Tom Miesner from Pipeline Knowledge and Development.

On completion of the course, participants will be awarded 0.6 continuing education units.

PPIM is the industry’s only forum exclusively dedicated to pipeline pigging for maintenance and inspection, as well as pipeline integrity assessment and repair.

It will take place on 29 January – 1 February at the George R. Brown Convention Center and the Marriott Marquis Hotel, in Houston, Texas, and will bring together engineering management and field operating personnel who are interested in improving operations and integrity management in the industry.

The event also features an exhibition featuring more than 160 companies and 12 training courses presented by industry leaders.

PPIM 2018 will feature two new courses:

For more information visit the PPIM 2018 website.

If you have an event you would like featured in Pipelines International contact Managing Editor Nick Lovering to discuss promotional opportunities at nlovering@gs-press.com.au

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