Unpiggable Pipeline Solutions

Call for Papers

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Abstracts deadline: March 1, 2019
Final papers deadline: May 1, 2019


Following the success of this biannual Forum since its launch in 2011, the 2019 Unpiggable Pipelines Solutions Forum continues with the objective of addressing capabilities and guidance concerning tools for corrosion and mechanical damage inspection of ‘unpiggable’ oil, gas and hazardous liquids pipelines.


The Forum's principal aim is to allow pipeline operators and their suppliers to showcase novel solutions to difficult inspections in the spirit of helping others see and use creative and often not-so-obvious alternatives to “out-of-the box” approaches.


Advances and best practices in above-ground remote assessments, externally mounted assessment tools such as guided-wave or MFL, and combinations with DA methodologies will form a significant part of the program. Live-line access techniques, combined with low-flow restriction robotic and wire-line-powered internal inspection tools – and new free-swimming tools for challenging configurations – will also be a special focus, especially for pipeline segments that cannot be taken out of service when there is a need for reliable integrity inspections.


Additionally, tools and practices for pre-inspection surveys and preparing lines for inspection, including cleaning, will be of particular interest, as will tools that can negotiate unknown pipe geometry and other unexpected obstructions.


  • The organizers invite presentations covering recent experiences and successes with tools that are currently available and in use for inspection of challenging pipeline configurations and/or operational enviroments, as well as reports on promising R&D in this field.
  • The time available for individual presentations will be 30 minutes, with five additional minutes for discussion. The program is envisaged as comprising three sessions and a total of 15 to 20 presentations, with a round-table open forum discussion to conclude the proceedings.


Proposals for presentations should be sent via email to B.J. Lowe at bjlowe@clarion.org.  The intent of this Forum is to share practical, useable information in an objective and frank way, and not to be a sales showcase for suppliers. Only proposals that meet this criterion will be accepted.


For the added benefit of the participants, a limited number of exhibition spaces will be available for suppliers to display information about their offerings.

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Clarion Technical Conferences     Tiratsoo Technical