June 5, 2012 08:15
June 6, 2012 12:00
This course describes the concerns, design implementation, inspection, and testing of in-service welds. In addition to the lecture portion, the course is designed to enable participants to successfully run Hot Tap® weld cooling rate prediction software and interpret the results. The PRCI Hot Tap® software is applicable to pipelines that contain a variety of different pressurized gases or liquids. The first portion of the course provides participants with an understanding of the factors that contribute to burn-through or cracking. The second part of the course teaches participants the details of how to use and interpret the results of the program. Participants will also learn the highlights of various technical resources that supplement the Hot Tap® program to provide a more comprehensive body of technical information pertaining to welding onto operating pipelines.
Day 1: time 8:15 am to 4:30 pm.
Day 2: time 8:15 am - 12 pm.
Continental breakfast and lunch included.
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Detailed Course Description
This course will address in-service welding onto gas and liquid pipelines under both typical and non-typical conditions, with particular emphasis on regulation/compliance review, recommended practices and case studies.
Who Should Attend
2.1. Factors influencing burnthrough
2.2. Determining burnthrough risk
2.3. Recent research
3. Hydrogen cracking
3.1. Failures attributed to hydrogen cracking
3.2. Factors influencing hydrogen cracking
3.3. Hydrogen cracking mitigation
4. In-service welding applications
4.1 Full-encirclement repair sleeves
4.2 Hot-tapped branch connections
4.3 Weld metal deposition
5.Developing in-service welding procedures
5.1 Procedure options
5.2 Selecting appropriate procedures
6. What the applicable codes and standards say about in-service welding
6.1. API 1104 Appendix B
6.2 ASME codes
6.3 CSA Z662
End of Day 1
7. Things to do before you in-service weld
7.1. Pre-weld inspection
7.2 Heat input monitoring
7.3 Field Guidance
7.4 Other in-service welding concerns
8. Things to do after you perform an in-service weld
8.1. Non-destructive testing methods
8.2. Confirmation coupons
9. Lessons to be learned from past in-service
welding incidents and general rules of thumb
9.1. Reported incidents
9.2. Previously unreported incidents
9.3. Five general rules of thumb
10. The Role of Hot Tap® in developing and selecting welding procedures for use on pressurized pipes
10.1. History of thermal analysis models
10.2. Interpolating between qualified procedures
10.3. Doing “what-if” scenarios and sensitivity analyses
10.4. Operating the Hot Tap® model
10.5. Interpreting the Hot Tap® software results
10.6. Case studies
10.7. Sources of error and conservatism
10.8. Hot Tap® software version 5.0 introduction
- Engineers, technicians, and service professionals involved with construction, maintenance, inspection, and repair of liquids, gas, and products pipelines
- Project managers with oversight for third party engineering or maintenance
- Project and facility managers concerned with system integrity and maintenance
Matt Boring, P.E.
Matt Boring, P.E.
Senior Welding Engineer
Kiefner and Associates/ApplusRTD
Mr. Boring is a senior welding engineer at Kiefner and Associates responsible for all welding related research projects which include construction and in-service welding. Prior to Kiefner and Associates he worked as a welding engineer at EWI for 15 years responsible for oil and gas research projects. Matt Boring is the co-chair of the API 1104 Subcommittee on In-service Welding as well as the Chair of the Welded Repair Subgroup of ASME Post-Construction Subcommittee on Repair and Testing (PCC-2).
Cancellations received by May 21, 2012 will receive their payment less a
Refunds are not guaranteed after May 21, 2012
Full price of the course fee will be refunded provided written cancellation is received 3 weeks prior to course date. A cancellation after the deadline will receive full credit towards a future date for the same course.
Please do not make your travel arrangements until you have verified the course will have the minimum attendees necessary to be held.