The Conference Technical Program Presentation Schedule is available to view online at the WebTool, https://www.asmeconferences.org/IPC2012/TechnicalProgramOverview.cfm or by paper search at https://www.asmeconferences.org/IPC2012/SearchPaperSchedule.cfm.
Steve Irving, Enbridge Pipelines Inc.
Dave Horsley, BP
Arti Bhatia, Alliance Pipelines
Conference organizers are developing technical tracks to enhance the opportunities for attendees to hear and participate in discussion with industry leaders in the topic areas of their choice. Topic areas include, but are not limited to:
Specific pipeline interests for producers; focus on Upstream Pipeline Integrity Management, Risk Management, Design, Construction & Operation; Case Histories, Upstream Pipeline Inspection Technology, Regulatory Issues, Failure Analysis, Non-Metallic Pipelines, Leak Detection
Effective pipeline project delivery including the achievement of typical key performance indicators of Cost, Schedule, Safety, and Quality; Team Leadership, Effective Communication, Collaboration, Joint Ventures, High Value Engineering
System Planning (Hydraulics), Design, Routing, Survey, Logistics, Construction, Geotechnical, Quality Control and Quality Assurance, Testing, Commissioning, Coatings, Compressor and Pump Stations, Terminals, Pigging Facilities, Valves, Piping Stress Analysis, Change of Service, Abandonment, Satellite Imaging and Remote Sensing, Field and Inspection Data Management, Geomatics, GPS Applications
Environmental Case Studies, Socio-Economics, Community Involvement, Permitting Strategies, Reclamation, Mitigation, Abandonment, Land Issues, Emissions/Hydrotesting Fluids, Remediation, EIA, Cumulative Effects Assessment, Route Selection, Monitoring, Water Crossings, Field and Inspection Data Management, Database Design, GPS Applications, GIS, Geomatics
Tanks, Pumps, Compressor Stations, Yard Piping, Station Piping, Field and Inspection Data Management, GIS. This session is all about managing the integrity of assets inside a fence and not on a pipeline right of way. Historically these assets have not been subject to the same type of scrutiny as pipeline assets but requirements are changing.
Topic 6-1: Integrity Programs & Threat Management
Managing Integrity, Risk Assessment, Threat Management, Mitigation, External Corrosion & Control, Cathodic Protection, Internal Corrosion & Control, Coatings, Environmental Cracking & Stress Corrosion, Fatigue Cracking, Mechanical Damage, Geohazards & Geotechnics, Records Management, GPS, GIS & Geomatics
Topic 6-2: Inspection, Monitoring & Testing
Defect Detection & Assessment, Direct Assessment, In-Line Inspection, Tethered & Robotic Inspection Tools, Field & Inspection Data Management, Inspection Intervals & Scheduling, Measuring Corrosion Growth Rates
Topic 6-3: Structural Integrity & Repair
Structural Integrity, Defect Assessment, Engineering Critical Assessment, Fitness For Purpose Assessment, Repair Techniques, Composite Repair, Hydrostatic Testing
Materials Design, High Strength Steels, Fracture Toughness Requirements, Welding, Properties of Girth Welds, Weld Flaw Acceptance Criteria, Hot Tapping, Mechanical Joining, Joining Alternative Materials, Quality Control and Quality Assurance, Pipe Manufacture, Fittings
Applications of Technology, Operating Experience, Preventative-Maintenance Techniques, Life-Cycle Engineering, Operating Equipment Optimization, Useful Life Extensions, Operating Cost Reductions, Vendor Alliances, Field and Inspection Data Management, Database Design, Records Management
SCADA, Communications, Automation, Control Devices, Instrumentation, Sensor Technology, Measurement and Metering, Hydraulic Simulations, Leak Detection, Operations, Simulation and Trainers
Emerging Technologies, Working in Permafrost, Stability of Frozen Slopes, Frost Heave, Thaw Settlement, Thermal Modelling, Logistics, Engineering in Cold Regions, Rapid Lake Drainage, Satellite Imaging and Remote Sensing, GPS Applications, Effects of Climate Change on Northern Pipelines; Offshore Pipelines, Flexible Pipelines, Intra-Field Pipelines, Ice Scour
Strain-Based Design, Geo- Hazard Assessment and Characterization, Strain Demand, High Performance Pipe and Associated Welding and Inspection Technology, Tensile and Compressive Strain Limits
Risk Assessment, Qualitative and Quantitative Risk Modelling, Risk-Based Maintenance Planning, Reliability-Based Design and Assessment, Failure Data Analysis and Failure Rate Estimation, Failure Consequence Modelling, Risk Tolerance Criteria and Reliability Targets, Pipeline Security, Database Design, GIS, Records Management
Compliance, Code of Practice, Safety, Environment, Management Systems, Comparison of Standards, Abandonment Issues, Quality Assurance, Survey, Material Identification Systems, Regulatory Styles, Goal-Based vs. Prescriptive Regulations