Unpiggable Pipeline Solutions


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 focus will be on the capabilities of existing technologies as well as those in research and development.


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.

Program Chairman

Dr. Keith Leewis PEng, L&A, Inc.

Program Advisory Committee

David Aguiar, Pacific Gas & Electric
B.J. Lowe, Clarion
Garry Matocha, Enbridge
Bryan Melan PE, Tide Water Integrity Services
Paul Monsour, Sempra Utilities
John Tiratsoo, Tiratsoo Technical
Nelson Tonui, Kinder Morgan Canada


B.J. Lowe, Clarion Technical Conferences
John Tiratsoo, Tiratsoo Technical

 Organized by:

Clarion Technical Conferences     Tiratsoo Technical