PPIM’s popular training courses returning in 2019

The 31st Pipeline Pigging and Integrity Management (PPIM) Conference and Exhibition will once again feature a range of popular training courses in 2019.

Hosted at the George R Brown Convention Center and Marriott Marquis Hotel in Houston, Texas on 18–22 February, PPIM will include a range of training courses covering relevant industry topics.

There are 11 courses available, each presented by an expert in their respective fields, including regular Pipelines International contributor WKM Consulting’s W. Kent Muhlbauer, DNV GL Senior Principal Engineer Dr Tom Bubenik and Lake Superior Consulting Director of Mainline Engineering Gary Zunkel.

There are a number of registration types available, including:

  • conference only registrations (19–22 February)
  • technical course only registrations (18–19 February)
  • course and conference registrations (18–22 February)
  • exhibition only visitor registration (19–21 February)

Click here to register for PPIM 2019.

Training courses

Advanced pipeline risk management

This workshop is designed to equip attendees with the information to plan and implement a comprehensive risk management program for pipelines, discussing the latest methods for risk profiling and establishing a program meets regulatory requirements.

Introduction to Excavation Inspection

This course reviews inline and indirect inspection methods for pipelines, and the ways in which the results of these inspections are reported, the correct procedures for conducting investigative digs and how to use the latest non-destructive evaluation technologies to perform conclusive direct examinations.

Pigging and inline inspection

This course is designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of utility and inline inspection pigging, discussing the use of these technologies for the safe and profitable operation of pipelines.

Fracture mechanics for pipeline engineers

This two-day course is ideal for those who are faced with the technical and regulatory challenges associated with the seam weld crack threat. Attendees will learn the fundamental concepts of fracture mechanics, with a focus on practical applications of the technology.

Defect assessment in pipelines

This course is organised in association with Penspen Integrity and presents the latest defect-assessment methods for pipeline engineers and managers, ranging from simple to more detailed assessment methods.

Pipeline integrity management

This seminar provides a review of pipeline integrity management strategies, in compliance with regulatory requirements, including self-assessment.

Pipeline repair methods, hot tapping, and in-service welding

The two-day course provides an in-depth overview of the various aspects of pipeline repair and modification, as well as to addressing concerns for welding on in-service pipelines.

Managing cracking and dents

This course covers the formation and conditions that drive growth of cracks until they become unstable, leading to leaks or ruptures and the appropriate assessment methods, as well as traditional and current engineering methods, for determining crack severity for response and remediation.

Hydrostatic testing of pipelines

This course covers a wide range of topics related to hydrostatic testing of pipelines for gas and hazardous liquid service for both in-service and new construction in accordance with CFR 49 Parts 192 and 195.

Inspection of challenging pipelines

The course provides an introduction into the inspection of challenging pipelines, including introducing typical flaws and anomalies found in challenging assets, as well as a wide range of metal loss and crack features.

Defect assessment workshop

This course explores the practical application of the principles and methods learned in the defect assessment in pipelines course. It takes those who want to take their defect assessment knowledge to the next level, going into depth on various defect assessment methodologies and provides participants with hands-on practical experience performing calculations based on them.

For more information visit the PPIM 2019 website.

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