January 29, 2018

Inspector Meeting & Workshops

 

Welcome to the Pre-Conference Workshops

Workshop Sessions – YOU MUST BE REGISTERED FOR THE IPEIA CONFERENCE TO ATTEND A WORKSHOP. IT IS FIRST COME / FIRST SERVE so arrive early to the room to get your seat before they are filled!!

Room Date / Time Session Description Company Contact
Kinnear TBD Wednesday, February 27
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Integrity Challenges Forum Read the description here! Sponsored by:
CCIA
Kinnear TBD Wednesday, February 27
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Advancing Focusing Techniques for Phased Array Ultrasonic Inspections Over the last couple of years, Full Matrix Capture (FMC) and Total Focusing Method (TFM) has started to be adopted for the inspection of pressurized equipment. Since it is a fairly new method, its physics principles are not yet known to all NDT technicians or asset owners. This technical workshop will explain the theory behind this technology, its strengths and weaknesses, and explore its capability for various inspection configurations, including typical corrosion and weld examinations. Zetec For all additional information, please contact:
Patrick Tremblay (ptremblay@zetec.com)
Kinnear TBD Wednesday, February 27
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Advanced Corrosion Mapping Assessment Acquisition of a corroded sample with a portable immersive probe, also call WheelProbe. Reconstruction of the data, Superposition of the corroded profile data with a reference image, Statistical analysis of the corroded area and demonstration of an advanced automatic defect contouring and sizing tool. Sonatest
For all additional information, please contact:
Philippe Rioux (riouxp@sonatest.com)
Kinnear TBD Wednesday, February 27
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Short Range Ultrasonic Inspection for Corrosion Detection in Tanks and Vessels Using short range ultrasonic inspection to detect corrosion in tanks and vessels. Find internal corrosion from outside of asset. Detect corrosion under insulation or pipe supports or below ground in pipe risers. Russel NDE Systems
For all additional information, please contact:
Michael Prendergast (mprendergast@russelltech.com)
Kinnear TBD Wednesday, February 27
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Turnaround Management of Critical Flanges This presentation will provide the audience a detailed description of the mobilized critical flange inspection process. Using a mobility approach to this effort will provide significant benefit. It enables the turnaround team utilizing PK Technology’s inspectors and its intelliSPEC™ tool to save a significant amount of time and money in this aspect of turnaround work execution. This detailed work process also assures the owner that all critical flanges have been properly inspected, repaired and torqued placing them back into service and providing a safe, environmentally sound and reliable operation. PK Technology
For all additional information, please contact:
Justin Nickel (jnickel@pksti.com)
Kinnear TBD Wednesday, February 27
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Reducing Dangerous Confined Space Personnel Entry With Robotics We don’t have R2D2 yet, but pressure vessel robotics are taking daily strides toward decreasing dangerous confined space entries. This workshop will focus on robotics and imaging technologies making in-roads in this field. The first part of the workshop has a presentation on the state of the art of pressure vessel confined space entry in robotic technology. The presentation illustrates magnetic crawler robotic systems and unmanned aerial vehicles now being deployed in confined spaces. The second part of this workshop will be a hands-on session with robotics systems on display. These technologies hold the promise making plant operations safer and providing significant economic benefits for the industry, mainly through reduction of plant down time and a reduction of overall capital expenditures for shutdown activities. IRISNDT
For all additional information, please contact:
Ana Benz (ana.benz@irisndt.com)
Kinnear TBD Wednesday, February 27
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
OPEX Reduction – Maintenance Optimization Case Studies Do you feel your planned maintenance (PM) is too conservative? How well you use the data generated from your PM activities? Is your regime time-based or generally qualitative? Do you feel you are carrying out PM that has no safety or production benefits? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this workshop is for you. During this interactive workshop we will look at real life case studies on PM optimization where reliability and availability targets, along with actual equipment histories are used to optimize maintenance regimes and reduce your OPEX burden significantly. Participant will also have the chance to share their issues and explore potential solutions during the workshop.
The case studies will cover Pressure Safety Valves (PSV), Rotating Equipment and Instrumentation from upstream and downstream industries.
Lloyd’s Register
For all additional information, please contact:
Hassan Sadeghi (shervin.sadeghi@lr.org)
Kinnear TBD Wednesday, February 27
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Establishing Integrity Operating Windows (IOWs) for Refinery Fired Heaters Understanding and establishing effective Integrity Operating Windows (IOW’s) is critical in the management of fired heater assets. IOW’s, as described by API 584, are a specific subset of operating limits focused on maintaining the integrity and reliability of process equipment. IOW’s address issues that involve process variables that, when not adequately monitored or controlled, can impact the likelihood and rates of damage mechanisms, leading to loss of containment. The establishment, implementation and maintenance of IOW’s employs a multi-disciplinary approach and should be considered an essential part of facility maintenance strategies. This workshop will provide an overview of the key components in establishing IOW’s, the levels of IOW limits, and the basic principles and application of API Recommended Practice 584 to achieve reliable fired heater performance. Quest Integrity
For all additional information, please contact:
Tim Hill (t.hill@questintegrity.com)
Kinnear TBD Wednesday, February 27
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
After a fire, what do you do next? There are only a few references to insitu replicas in API 579-1 and these are in the chapters on fire damage and creep damage. Some inspectors may not have seen insitu replication and yet they are often asked to do them. Insitu replication is not difficult to learn. We cannot grind and etch at the Banff Centre but the inspectors will have ample opportunity in class to replicate metal samples with cellulose acetate tape. And to look at their results with the microscope. The cellulose acetate replication is often the step that is the most difficult for inspectors to learn. Levan Engineering For all additional information, please contact:
Bruce Levan (bruce@LevanEngineering.com)
Kinnear TBD Wednesday, February 27
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Everything you need to know to register your Boiler Plant in BC By October 2019, all boiler plants in BC are mandated to be registered with Technical Safety BC, the province’s technical safety regulator. To achieve this, Technical Safety BC has deployed an online self-service registration system for all boiler plants in BC. In this workshop, you will learn how to register your plant, the different plant classifications, and the supervision requirements. If you have questions about plant registration, this is the workshop to attend. Technical Safety BC
For all additional information, please contact:
Jen Kuba (Jennifer.Kuba@technicalsafetybc.ca)
Kinnear TBD Wednesday, February 27
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Bolt Tensioning VS Bolt Torquing The workshop will include a discussion about: Bolt Load, Seizing/Galling, Way to avoid galling, Advantages/Disadvantages of torquing, Advantages/Disadvantage of tensioning, Anti-Seize/Lubrication, Safety, Methods of Bolting, Training, Competency, Scheduling/Planning Advantages, Quality Control Integra Technologies
For all additional information, please contact:
Mark Johnson (mjohnson@integratechnologies.com)