March 15, 2017 8:00
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This is a one day training session.
"Bill is very knowledgeable. He explained things well and answered questions with confidence.”
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“Excellent. Great material on cracking & fatiguing. Great explanations of more complicated flaws”
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Course notes on flash drive and hard copy
Certificate of completion awarding 8 PDHs
Light breakfast and full lunch
The scope of the training material is designed so that at the conclusion of the class attendees will be able to:
Understand the methods of evaluating pipeline metallurgical characteristics and interpret the results of common laboratory test results and manufacturer’s test records (MTRs) related to early generation pipelines as well as to modern pipelines;
Understand the roles of pipe properties and flaw size in determining failure pressure and prediction of leak vs. rupture characteristics for flawed pipes;
Understand and address the regulatory requirements specifically applicable to early generation pipelines, including “grandfathered” pipelines and pipelines for which documentation of inspection and testing is incomplete;
Identify the unique characteristics of early generation pipelines, understand the evolution of pipeline metallurgy, manufacturing, and field fabrication practices, and understand how they affect pipeline integrity;
Select and apply various bellhole inspection methods particularly applicable to early generation pipelines or to other pipelines for which documentation is incomplete;
Understand the significance of pipeline features that can be detected visually, but which are often overlooked;
Select detection, measurement, and assessment methods applicable to various forms of degradation and damage in vintage and modern pipelines and understand the limitations and advantages of each method;
Understand the advantages and limitations of various repair or mitigation techniques applicable to several different vulnerabilities and types of degradation or damage associated with vintage and modern pipelines.
Bill Amend is a Principal Engineer, Welding Technology at DNV GL - North America Oil & Gas and Senior Technical Advisor to Technical Toolboxes' Training Department.
Bill has a B.S. in Metallurgical Engineering from Cal Poly at San Luis Obispo (Calif.) and 37 years experience providing metallurgical, welding, and corrosion engineering support for natural gas pipelines, oil & gas production, and the geothermal energy production industry.
Before joining the staff of DNV GL, Bill was an Associate with the Pipeline Services Group of Structural Integrity, Sr. Research Engineer at Unocal's Science and Technology Division, and Principal Engineer in Southern California Gas Company's Pipeline Integrity Management Dept.. Bill has managed a variety of research projects for Pipeline Research Council International, (PRCI), and served as Chairman of Research emphasis areas related to degradation and assessment of early generation pipelines and welding on in-service pipelines.