The Pipeline Technology Conference (PTC) has released its premier technical program, including the new non-technical side conference.
In 2019, PTC will feature four seminars, a number of plenary sessions and 25 technical sessions when it takes place in Berlin, Germany on 19–21 March 2019.
A non-technical side conference addressing public perception will be presented before the technical conference and exhibition on 18 March.
On Monday, the non-technical conference will address the growing interest in public perception issues within the pipeline industry.
Four key issues will be discussed, including projects being called into question by the public, making sure the public is sufficiently informed, increasing public participation and authorities recognising new challenges in the public engagement.
On Tuesday, Euro Institute for Information and Technology Transfer in Environmental Protection (EITEP) President Klaus Ritter will open the conference, with independent consultant Dr Phil Hopkins delivering a keynote presentation titled ‘Learning from failures: moving from failure cause to root cause’.
The rest of the day will include a Eurasian Pipeline Forum plenary session, a panel discussion on digital transformation and cyber security in the industry, and six technical sessions covering inline inspection (ILI), digitisation, materials, trenchless technology, pipeline coating, and qualification and recruitment.
On Wednesday, the technical sessions will continue, covering ILI, pump and compressor stations, leak detection, environmental impact, coating, recruiting and retaining, stress corrosion cracking, construction, corrosion, integrity management, offshore technology, third party impacts, planning and design, valves and fittings, integrity management, and illegal tapping, maintenance and repair.
On Thursday, a final plenary session will look at the long-term vision for fossil and renewable fuels and pipelines to 2050, followed by a panel discussion on illegal tapping.
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For more information visit the PTC website.
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