The 31st INTERNATIONAL
Pipeline Pigging & Integrity Management Conference™
plus Training Courses and Exhibition
George R. Brown Convention Center and the Marriott Marquis Hotel
|February 18-19||February 20-22||February 19-21|
Courses with the symbol have been accredited by QPPI. Other courses are currently being evaluated for accreditation. QPPI establishes standards for competency qualification and accredits courses which meet the standards set out in the QPPI Competency Standards Manual for Pipeline Integrity Management. More information is available on the QPPI website: http://qualificationpanel.com/
|7:30am||Registration & coffee|
The seminar provides a sound review of Pipeline Integrity Management strategies, in compliance with regulatory requirements, including self assessment. It is highly interactive and takes the form of lectures and case studies. On completion of the seminar, participants will have a solid understanding of the procedures, strengths, limitations, and applicability of the main issues that comprise a Pipeline Integrity Management Program.
To provide attendees with the latest techniques used to develop a comprehensive integrity management program covering both pipelines and their associated facilities. The necessary elements of such a program are described in detail with examples of typical program content including an overarching view of where detailed Risk Analysis and Defect Assessment fits in the Program.
The accompanying course notes are written in such a manner as to provide a starting point for a company in either developing its own integrity management plan or updating its current plan. The course documentation also includes the newly published reference book Pipeline Integrity Assurance: A Practical Approach, by Alan Murray, Mo Mohitpour, Michael McManus, and Iain Colquhoun, a $159 value.
Supervisors, engineers and technicians responsible for ensuring the adequate protection of pipeline assets; maintenance planners, regulators and service-providers to the pipeline industry will also benefit from attending the course. On completion of this course you will be able to understand:
On completion of the course, participants will be eligible to receive 1.4 Continuing Education Units (CEU’s).
John Zurcher is a Principal with Process Performance Improvement Consultants. He has 25 years of work experience with Hartford Steam Boiler, Colombia Gas Transmission Company, Tenneco Energy, PanEnergy Corporation, Coastal Corporation and Colorado Interstate Gas Company. John’s duties have included ensuring company compliance with pipeline safety regulations, managing pipeline integrity, risk management, geographic information systems, facility design and construction, and pipeline operations and maintenance.
John is a member of ASME and serves on the B31.8 Section Committee. He is past chair of the INGAA Pipeline Safety Committee, past Chair of the GRI System Integrity and System Operations Committee, past member of the DOT Technical Pipeline Safety Standards Committee, past member of DOT’s Risk Management Quality Action Team and their Mapping Quality Action Team. He has testified on behalf of the industry before the Congress of the United States on several occasions on matters relating to pipeline safety.
John was a primary author of the ASME B31.8S code for integrity management of gas transmission pipelines and was on the team that developed API 1160 standard for integrity management for hazardous liquid pipelines. He has been involved in the development of over 20 consensus standards related to integrity management including ASME, API, and NACE. John continues to work with INGAA, AGA, API, and AOPL in the continuous improvement of integrity management for all energy pipelines in the United States.
Dr. Alan Murray, is a consulting engineer with Principia Consulting in Calgary, AB. Prior to forming Principia in 2010, he was Chief Engineer at the Canadian National Energy Board. Dr. Murray’s industry experience has included a number of senior management positions with a large pipeline operating company in North America with responsibility for system planning, construction, maintenance and contracting functions. His 42 years of work experience spans research, regulation, third-party assessment, design and development in pipelines and offshore structures. He was the founding chairman of the ASME Pipeline Systems Division and is the co-author of the ASME Press text books Pipeline Design and Construction – A Practical Approach and Pipeline Integrity Assurance and is a Fellow of the ASME.
Elements of an Integrity Management Plan (IMP)
Conducting an assessment
Approaches to Risk Assessment Analysis
Prevention and Mitigation Measures
Inspection Methods: Characteristics and Limitations
Integrity Management Plans for Facilities