January 29, 2018

Workshops

IPEIA 2020 WORKSHOPS


Workshops are offered during the morning of Wednesday February 26, 2020.
Workshops are first come first serve, so arrive early!
Announcing the 2020 Pre-Conference Workshop Schedule!

Welcome to the Pre-Conference Workshops

Room Date / Time Session Description Company Contact
Kinnear TBD Wednesday, February 26
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Integrity Challenges Forum Read the description here! Sponsored by:
CCIA
Kinnear 306 Wednesday, February 26
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Welding and Fabrication of Duplex Stainless Steels Main Topics:

1) Introduction to the Families of Duplex SS – lean to hyper families, mechanical and corrosion properties, quality standards incl. ASTM A923 and A1084

2) Welding of DSS – processes, consumables, testing to assure proper welding, dissimilar welds

3) Other fabrication processes – cold forming, hot forming

The goal of the workshop is to understand how to properly fabricate duplex stainless steels and know what mistakes have made previously and how to avoid them.

Nickel Institue
For all additional information, please contact:
Gary Coates
gcoates@nickelinstitute.org
Kinnear 310 Wednesday, February 26
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Relating Inspections to Fitness-for-Service Assessments and the Essentials of Strain Gauge Monitoring The main purpose of this workshop is to provide the following:

  • A discussion on the common ways inspection results interface with API 579-1 Fitness-for-Service (FFS) evaluations. Focus will be on more common flaws such as corrosion, metal loss, and crack-like flaws.
  • Tutorial on the how strain gauges are used for pressure vessel health monitoring, interpretation of data, and present/future applications in terms of real-time monitoring, predictive maintenance, and digital twins.
Stress Engineering
For all additional information, please contact:
Tom Raptis
Tom.Raptis@Stress.com
403 -256-2527
Tom Elder Crane Wednesday, February 26
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Whys and Wherefores of Power Plant Alloy Materials Many different materials are utilized in the manufacture and construction of todays’ combined cycle and boiler power plants.  A variety of alloys are used in the boiler/HRSG, interconnection power piping, steam turbines and gas path components.  Low carbon steels, austenitic and martensitic stainless steels, nickel base alloys, traditional chrome moly steels plus the creep strength enhanced ferritic chrome moly steels are all found in most plant configurations. Temperature, pressure and ultimate service conditions dictate which materials are best suited to achieve the required operational properties.   This presentation will illustrate where specific alloys are traditionally used and highlight potential challenges they create during manufacture, erection and maintenance. Euroweld Ltd.
For all additional information, please contact:
bill@euroweld.com
Tom Elder Crane Wednesday, February 26
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
IOW, RBI, CCD, DMR – Making the Pieces Fit Many companies are keen on getting started on their Integrity Operating Windows and Corrosion Control Document (IOW + CCD) journey while some others have made great progress over the last few years. However, the optimum application of these tools and how they fit together with Risk Based Inspection programs (RBI) to deliver industry leading cost-effective mechanical integrity programs is mastered by a select few.

LR has a unique perspective on the application of Damage Mechanism Reviews (DMRs), CCDs and IOWs for its clients, that range from those who have historically had a sound RBI program and are looking to reap additional benefits and others that are just getting started and only trying to meet regulatory requirements (for eg. AB-505).

Join us at this workshop to learn more and participate in the discussions.

Lloyd’s Register
For all additional information, please contact:
Vishal Lagad
vishal.lagad@lr.org
Kinnear 206 Wednesday, February 26
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Guided Wave Piping Screening: Capabilities and Limitations  Guided waves are used as a screening tool to detect, locate, and classify corrosion defects. Large sections of piping can be quickly screened with 100 percent volumetric coverage to determine precise locations of corrosion damage.  More detailed inspections can then be concentrated on the locations that are critical, thus saving money and time. This approach of screening and follow-up provides a cost effective means of ensuring that representative measurements are made over considerable lengths of piping. The fact that guided waves can propagate over many tens of meters means that you can often inspect areas that are very costly to inspect using other methods, such as the buried sections of road crossings or insulated pipelines.  For these reasons, guided wave screening is becoming more popular and more common.  However, because the technique is quite different from standard UT inspection and phased array UT inspection, many people are still not familiar with the underlying principles and, more importantly, the capabilities and limitations of the technique.  This workshop will present an overview of these principles and discuss capabilities and limitations using examples.  Some of the discussion points are the distance covered by shots under various conditions, what features limit shot distance or end the shot, space and temperature requirements for the equipment, minimum defect size which can be resolved, and the method of classifying defects which are detected. Acuren
For all additional information, please contact:
Brent Zeller, PhD
bzeller@acuren.com
Kinnear 308 Wednesday, February 26
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Advanced 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 show real-life examples of its application including typical corrosion, weld examinations and HTHA damage assessment. Zetec
For all additional information, please contact:
Guy Maes
gmaes@zetec.com
Kinnear 204 Wednesday, February 26
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Skip the Clean-up: Use Laser Cleaning when Removing Rust, Old Paint and Coatings There is a reasonable alternative to media blast cleaning: laser cleaning.  Laser cleaning is environmentally friendly, and requires minimal clean-up when compared to media blasting.  Laser cleaning does not damage gaskets (which often require replacement after a media blast).  The time required for laser cleaning is comparable to that of media blasting; laser cleaning is faster when the time required for clean-up after media blast cleaning is included in the calculations.  This workshop will focus on examples on laser cleaning used in industry.  Case studies will be given with video showing the before and after of cleaning on several industrial applications where significant cost savings were realized. This workshop will be run as an informal session where discussion is encouraged. IRISNDT
For all additional information, please contact:
Paul Klammer & Chris Bishop
Paul.klammer@irisndt.com
Chris.bishop@irisndt.com
Kinnear 302 Wednesday, February 26
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Wireless UT Sensors for Corrosion/Erosion Monitoring Recent advances in low cost and long range wireless UT technology have given asset owners and service companies an opportunity to augment their manual inspection teams with permanent or temporary installed wall ultrasonic based wall thickness monitoring sensors.  This workshop will review how asset owners and service companies alike have been able to prolong equipment maintenance intervals and increase uptime of their assets by instituting monitoring practices using wireless UT sensors which help operators and inspection teams know how to most efficiently run their assets.  

We will review the hardware, software, wireless connectivity, installation examples, case studies and all aspects related to the cradle to grave management and lifecycle of the technology.

Sensor Networks Inc.
For all additional information, please contact:

Steve Strachan
Strachan@sensornetworksinc.com

MB 252 Wednesday, February 26
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Isolation Methods in Piping Systems to Meet Alberta OH&S Code A Professional Development Workshop on The Alberta OH&S Code Part 15, Section 215.4 and Relevant Industry Piping Standards

 

GAPV Inc.
For all additional information, please contact:
Gobind Khiani MEng PEng
gapvinc1@gmail.com
Kinnear 302 Wednesday, February 26
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Polymer Absorption Sensors for Hydrocarbon Detection Provide a workshop explaining the polymer absorption sensor (PAS) technology, including a demonstration. Also, briefly touch on PAS applications within the Oil & Gas Industry, current progress, challenges and future development.  Syscor Controls & Automation Inc.
For all additional information, please contact:
Aman Bains
(250)361-1681  Ext. 638
Nick Tzonev
(250)361-1681  Ext. 621
Kinnear 204 Wednesday, February 26
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Understanding when to use Film, Computed Radiography, or Digital Detector Array Today when radiography is performed, one may chose between using film radiographic testing (RT), computed radiography (CR), or digital detector array (DDA). Which is the better technology for the image required? This workshop will discuss the advantages, limitations, and praticality in various industrial applications; these will include fabrication and corrosion survey profile (RT). IRISNDT
For all additional information, please contact:

 

Kinnear 304 Wednesday, February 26
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Steam System Risk Mitigation * Review of the Following Typical Issues Requiring Mitigation – Understanding, Planning, & Action: Water hammer in steam mains and in condensate returns

* Equipment Issues, Causes & Improvements such as Turbines and Heat Exchanger, Flares

Heat Maintenance Issues such as Tracing Systems and Storage Tanks

* Correlation of Steam Trap Population Management to Issue Causes

* Correlation of Steam Trap Selection to Issue Causes

TLV Corp.

For all additional information, please contact:
Jim Risko   Risko@TLVengineering.com 
MB 156 Wednesday, February 26
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Corrosion Under Pipe Support Inspection Using Guided Wave and Validation by 3D Corrosion under pipe support is a major concern in the energy sector since it is almost impossible to inspect by conventional methods. Recent development in guided wave technologies enabled quantitative measurement of the remaining wall loss thickness for corrosion under pipe support. The QSR1 is a new tool which is semi-automatically driven on the top of a pipe that can quantify the wall loss at supports with only top access. This workshop intends to demonstrate and help key players understand the use and potential of this technology (Guided Ultrasonics QSR1) for inspection of the piping of pressure equipment. The participants will also be able to validate the results obtained by using 3D laser scan (Creaform) to gain confidence Nucleom Inc.
For all additional information, please contact:
Timothé Falardeau, P. Eng.
tfalardeau@nucleom.ca
MB 156 Wednesday, February 26
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Overpressure Protection Requirements (AB-512 Section 4.19) and Ensuring You Meet Them Proper design, installation, and maintenance of overpressure protection and protective devices are critical to ensure plant safety. The goal of the workshop is to provide an understanding and user examples of the requirements set in ABSA’s AB-512b Section 4.19.
Some of the examples will include but will not be limited to the following:1. When API 520 and 521 are not required;2. When shall the overpressure protection and protective devices be re-evaluated;3. What types of records are adequate per API 521;4. What to consider for maintenance of records; and 5. How to establish an appropriate inspection program. Presentors:Norberto Pineda – Process Engineer and Director of Business DevelopmentJustin Daarud – Director of Asset Integrity
Cognascents Consulting
For all additional information, please contact:
Justin Daarud
justin.daarud@cognascents.com
Kinnear 206 Wednesday, February 26
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
UT Conventional Flaw Detection for Welds & other Types of Inspection using an Interactive Scan Plan and Application based Interactive Approach A new design and approach in UT Flaw Detection  inspection including weld integrity, specialized weld geometries, welds in piping and lots more. Using Innovation with an Interactive Scan Plan & the Application Based approach. Learn how to integrate the end user’s work-low in a simple and seamless way, combined with advance diagnostic tools. Sonatest
For all additional information, please contact:

Alex Merk
Alex.Merk@Sonatest.com