RSTRENG & Defect Assessment Training

Date/Time :

November 1, 2017 8:00 - November 2, 2017 12:00

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"The man knows the subject well."
"Excellent insight into the industry and methods used."
"In-class assignments help bolster the lecture."
"Well done. Clear communication and very easy to understand."
"A very relevant topic to understanding Industry issues."
"Overall excellent course."
"Hands on measurements were very useful."
"3D models for measuring were great and presentation was through."
The handouts are "a great guide and reference tool for the future."
"Examples were very well presented."
"Very good interaction."
"Very interesting. Most of the course directly related to work that I am currently working on."
"Extremely informative course,"
"Joe is passionate about the subject and so was able to keep us engaged."
"Joe P. is awesome!"
"for my experience level, I couldn't have asked for more Course was designed such that I could follow and understand clearly." (Less than 4 years in industry)

This training program is for certification, training, and testing of individuals seeking technical certification for corrosion assessment. In addition, dents, gouges, weld anomalies and related pipe and vessel defects will be covered for assessment and analysis.
Written Examination Required
Practical Examination Required
A Level 1 practical examination consists of the following two (2) types of defects to be analyzed:
-----Corrosion assessment on multiple pipe samples using B31.G, Modified B31.G and RSTRENG analysis with report and spreadsheet.
----- Dent assessment with ASME B31.8 and Modified B31.8 analysis .
----- Gouge analysis with ASME B31.3 and ASME B31.8 analysis

Students will receive:
Trial of RSTRENG software
Course notes in paper and flash drive format
Certificate of Completion awarding 12 PDHs


This training program is an extensive and dynamic one and one half day (1.5 day) course that covers:
----- Understanding and recognizing pipe defects
----- Flaw detection
----- Measurement corrosion features/defects
----- Analysis of corrosion features and feature identification
----- Data features for post processing and reporting
---------- ASME B31.G, ASME B31.G Modified and RSTRENG+ for corrosion


• Introduction to Pipe Defects
• Field Verification
• Site Analysis and Documentation
• Locate & Define Defects
• Coating Holidays
• Corrosion Mapping Tools
• Identify & Classify Corrosion and Other Indications
• Prioritization of Indications
• Dig Examinations
• Analysis and Report Results
• Post Assessment
• Mitigation
• Regulatory

• Metallurgy Introduction
– Intro to PL Metallurgy
• Steel Composition
• Pipe Manufacturing
• Types of Pipe
– Why Pipelines Fail
• What Flaws Impact the Pipeline
– Time Dependent
– Time Independent
• What Data is Required for Assessment
– Establishing MAOP
– Identify Risk Factors
• Flaw Acceptability
– Severity
– Corrosion Assessment
• RSTRENG+, ASME B31.G, Modified ASME B31.G
• Repair Methods
– Grinding/Buffing
– Composite and Metallic Sleeves
• Type A & B
– Pressure Reduction

Day 2

• History
• Understanding Barlow’s Formula
• Data Input Requirements
• Exporting from Excel or other tools
• Analysis
--Corrosion analysis
1. ASME B31.G – Level 1
2. ASME Modified B31.G – Level 1
3. RSTRENG – Level 2
•Practical Examination
Corrosion defects to be analyzed
•Corrosion assessment on pipe samples using B31.G, Modified B31.G and RSTRENG analysis with report and spreadsheet.
•Written Examination
Review Test Results

Event Contact
Training  Department
Event Coordinator
Phone: 713-630-0505 ext 206
Fax: 713-630-0560

Venue Information
Technical Toolboxes
TBA Hotel,
Houston, Texas, 77027
United States
Hafsa Ahmed
Event Coordinator
Phone: 713-630-0505
Fax: 713-630-0560
We will have an exact location address shortly. Please be aware that training courses in Houston will no longer be held at the Technical Toolboxes offices.


Joe Pikas

Mr. Pikas is Vice-President, Pipeline Integrity and Corrosion Engineering Services for Technical Toolboxes with more than 50 years of experience in cathodic protection, above and underground coatings, corrosion control design and implementation which includes project engineering management. He is an expert in pipeline integrity management, risk management, coating materials selection, cathodic protection design and testing, and pipeline internal and external corrosion control. In 2009, he was awarded the NACE Distinguished Service Award, and received an industry award in 2002 from AGA, GTI, INGAA, NACE, OPS, and PRCI International. Also, he has contributed many papers for industry trade magazines, NACE and SSPC publications and conferences.

EXPERIENCE (45 Years in the Control of Pipeline and Facility Corrosion)
Vice President Pipeline Integrity, Technical Toolboxes - 2012 to Present
HDR|Schiff – Senior Corrosion Consultant 2011 – 2012
Mistras IMPro Technologies – Vice President of Pipeline Integrity 2008 - 2010
Matcor – Vice President of Houston Operations 2002 – 2008
Williams Gas Pipelines (Transco) – Pipeline, Corrosion Control, Risk, Integrity, GIS, Pigging


NACE Distinguished Service Award for 2009.
Received industry award in 2002 with the Utmost Respect and Gratitude from AGA, GTI, INGAA, NACE, OPS, and PRCI International.
Received Long Neck Award from Big Inch Marine in the research and development for pre-fabricated isolating flanges.
Received Brandon Award for Outstanding Service from the Coating Society of the Houston Area

$ 950.00 (USD)