San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The goal of this workshop is to provide the necessary elements of crack management for incorporation into a pipeline operator’s integrity management plan (IMP). By integrating all of the relevant information, the operator can determine where the risks of an incident are relevant, identify the greatest threats, and make prudent decisions to reduce these risks.
We will examine the threat mechanisms associated with cracking, including:
Environmentally Assisted Cracking
Manufacturing Defects Associated with Longitudinal Seams
Mechanical Damage Threat Mechanisms Associated with Cracking
We will discuss assessment methods for fitness-for-service of crack-like flaws such as API 579 and the modified Ln-Secant equation. We will also review methods of integrity assessment, and provide guidelines on when to use in-line inspection and hydrostatic testing. We will focus on the guidance of the recently released crack management recommended practice API 1176.
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Kiefner and Associates
Kiefner + Associates, Inc. supplies expertise on many of the problems and challenges that confront pipeline operators.