PRCI WEBINAR (RECORDING): Material Strength Verification

Thu, April 11, 2019

Webinar runtime: 69 minutes. Click the registeration link below to access a recording of the webinar.

DATE: Tuesday, April 30, 2019
TIME: 11:00 a.m. ET

Join the PRCI Integrity & Inspection technical committee for a pipeline operator driven discussion regarding PRCI research related to non-destructive technologies for the purpose of pipe material verification and how operators have applied this research in the field.
This webinar will include; research project overview, operator case studies and analysis of current technology gaps. 

Panelists will include:
Mark Piazza, Colonial Pipeline Company
Michael Kern, National Grid
Simon Bellemare, Massachusetts Materials Technologies
Steve Palkovic, Massachusetts Materials Technologies
Oliver Burkinshaw, ROSEN
John Lynk, PRCI

Expected Benefits/Learning Outcomes: 

  • In-ditch non-destructive evaluation for material yield strength that has been utilized on in-service lines to confirm incomplete records of pipe grades and/or to evaluate acquired assets 
  • How the data has been utilized to collect opportunistic data as part of external corrosion direct assessments to provide a basis for maximum allowable operating pressure, as well as prioritizing and setting criteria for further inspection and potential capital projects. 
  • The ability to differentiate specific manufacturing processes, such as low frequency and high frequency electro-resistance welded longitudinal seams, have been successfully applied on a number of pipeline integrity projects 
  • Enhancement of inline inspection technologies combined with verification digs have demonstrated the potential to apply pipe joint specific strength data in fitness-for-service, as opposed to lower minimum values set by pipe grade or by nominal conservative assumptions. 

Who should attend?

  • Pipeline integrity engineers, specialists and management
  • Pipe materials specialists

Recommended pre-reading: 
PR-610-163756-R01 Hardness Strength and Ductility (HSD) Testing of Line Pipes Initial Validation Testing Phase I 
PR-335-173816-MV Validation of insitu Methods for Material Property Determination