About the course

Highly recommended for anyone involved in the maintenance and integrity of assets and pipelines, this course offers a thorough understanding of the engineering principles behind successful integrity management.

With case studies and worked examples, this course covers assessments to DNVGL-RP-F105. This course also includes a site visit to a manufacturer. You will have the opportunity to see subsea inspection tools and advanced inspection techniques being demonstrated on pipe samples, reinforcing what you have learned.

*Integrity management courses held in Aberdeen also include a site visit to a manufacturer.

 

 

Learning outcomes

  • Identify issues and assess a range of integrity threats
  • Evaluate detailed calculations and screening tools
  • Compare cost optimisation methods
  • Choose the most appropriate end of design life options

Pipeline integrity management system (PIMS)

Stability

  • What does a PIMS involve?
  • Pipeline instability
  • Sources of data
  • Analysis methods
  • Stabilisation options
  • Case studies

Thermal buckling

Spans

  • What is a thermal buckle?
  • Why are they a problem?
  • Assessment
  • Mitigation and remediation
  • Span detection
  • Assessment of spans
  • Stress and buckle checks
  • Vortex-induced vibrations
  • Remedial measures

Flow assurance

Pigging

  • Introduction to flow assurance
  • Flow regime
  • Causes of flow restriction
  • Flow control methods
  • Types of pigs
  • Piggability of pipeline
  • Pig suitability
  • Launching and receiving

Corrosion overview

Internal inspection

  • Types of corrosion
  • Corrosion rate modelling
  • Corrosion monitoring
  • Control measures
  • Case studies

 

  • Gauge pig
  • Calliper pig
  • Magnetic flux pig
  • Ultrasonic pig
  • Inertial mapping unit
  • Inspection of flexibles
  • Other inspection technologies
  • Case study