2018 Integrity Track Sessions

Check out this year's Integrity-focused conference sessions. See short descriptions below, then click for details of each included session.
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Technology, Safety and Remediation

Pipeline Optimization: Key Opportunities for Smart Technologies

In this session, we’ll discuss four ways industrial IoT devices and other technologies can help cut costs, ease compliance and enhance safety across pipeline applications.

Ensuring Operational Safety from Within: Leverage proactive worker insight to reduce operations risk

Workers play a central role within operations. Yet, technology, processes, and policies often focus on the elements to be done instead of the workers doing them.

Pipeline Deposit Profiling & Blockage Location by Pressure Wave Analysis

Pipeline flow assurance can be challenging; restrictions, from minor deposit buildup to full blockages, can limit or prevent production.

Taking Care of Your Pipes: Assessment and Repair Techniques

Assessment of Pipeline Crack and Crack-like Colonies - A Case Study

T.D. Williamson (TDW) inspected a 10 inch transmission line in Canada using Deformation (DEF), Multiple Dataset (MDS) and Electro-magnetic Acoustic Transducer (EMAT) In-Line Inspection tools. The data from the tools were used in an immediate defects assessment...

Evaluating Repair Methods to Reliably Ensure and Increase Pipeline Integrity

Pipelines are the safest mode of transportation for hazardous liquids and gases. However, there are many external factors that threaten their safe transportation through a pipeline.

Hot Tap Fittings - To Extrude or Fabricate

A common means of accessing a pipeline for such operations as diversions, new connections, maintenance, etc. is to use a hot tap. Hot taps are widely accepted in the industry and offer several advantages over shutting down the pipeline such as reducing production downtime, eliminating the loss of pipeline product and preventing unwanted carbon emissions.

Undercover Integrity Detecting, Inspecting and Monitoring

Automated Leak Detection Using Machine Learning and Multi-Platform Remote Sensing

This paper discusses the development of the Smart Leak Detection (SLED) system, a multi-platform remote sensing technology for the autonomous detection of liquid hydrocarbons, and recent work funded through the U.S. DOE to extend this capability to the detection of fugitive methane emissions.

How to Avoid Vibration-Induced Fatigue Failures in Process Piping – New Methods and Tools

Vibration-induced fatigue accounts for more than 20% of process piping failures. These failures can often be prevented through proper design, however, current industry practices frequently miss important design aspects.

The Truth Behind Composite Inspection Methods

Composite pipe repair systems have become widespread repair choices throughout the pipeline, offshore, plant and refinery markets. This has increased interest in knowledge about composite repair inspection methods among end users.

Corrosion-Erosion Monitoring Systems for Managing Asset Integrity

This paper introduces a novel technology that continuously monitors wall-loss rates in pipelines. A pair of permanently installed ring arrays of ultrasonic transducers encircles the pipe and delimits the section to be monitored.