Event Calendar

Practical In-Line Inspection

Safely Managing the Lifecycle of Pipelines

An SGA/T.D. Williamson/Kiefner & Associates workshop

May 7-9, 2019

Tulsa, OK- at T. D. Willamson

Transportation to TDW: Use the TDW provided shuttle bus from the hotel or your car. . See Agenda for suggested shuttle departure times.


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This workshop has been cancelled due to minimum enrolment not being met.

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Workshop Title Location Date
Advanced In-Line Inspection Columbus, OH May 21-23, 2019


Workshop Organizers

Kiefner & Associates

T.D. Williamson

Southern Gas Association

Workshop Scope

This workshop provides operations and maintenance engineers in pipeline companies with the knowledge to establish and manage an ILI program that contributes optimum value toward improved pipeline integrity. It focuses on: Overview of ILI technologies; Field operations; Geometry ILI tools; Magnetic Flux Leakage ILI tools for metal loss; Applicable standards.

This workshop or equivalent experience is a prerequisite for the SGA Advanced ILI workshop. The content of the Practical ILI workshop will not be repeated in the Advanced ILI workshop.

Who Should Attend

Operations and maintenance engineers and senior technicians in pipeline operating or owning companies responsible for in-line inspections using intelligent pigs. Others must seek pre-approval before registering.

What Other Attendees Have Said About This Workshop

  • I have already recommended workshop to co-workers.
  • I thought the class was great. All aspects were covered well. The field demonstrations were great.
  • I've been to several of these training courses and I really enjoyed the practical application parts of this course.
  • Great job overall. It was a very informative workshop. Certainly, learned more than expected. Thanks 

Practical ILI


Learning Objectives

At the completion of this workshop the student will be able to:

  • Select the appropriate intelligent pig(s) for the potential defects in a pipeline
  • Develop and manage the field operations plan in an inspection project

Will know:

  • The principles of design and operation of key systems and parts of an intelligent pig: sensors; signal processing; storage; power source; markers
  • The defects that intelligent pigs currently do not detect or size well
  • The range of sensing technologies currently applied in intelligent pigs
  • How to minimize the probability of a pig being damaged or getting stuck in a pipeline
  • What to expect of pipeline inspection vendors
  • The importance of disclosing pipeline configuration information to the vendor
  • The history of evolution of intelligent pigging technology
  • The significance of having a clean pipeline to achieve good inspections results. How clean does it have to be? How can you tell if it’s sufficiently clean?
  • How to demonstrate that any bore restrictions in the pipeline are within the capability of the pig to pass

Will know where to find out about:

  • Intelligent pigs that are available on the market
  • Regulatory requirements and standards regarding the use of intelligent pigs

Prior Knowledge Recommendations: 

  • Basic pipeline operations
  • Basic NDT understanding



Event Information


Registration Fee

  • SGA Member:  $1,295 ($1095 for second and subsequent registrations from the same company).
  • Non-Member: $1,495 ($1295 for second and subsequent registrations from the same company)

Second and subsequent registrant from the same company: $1,095 ($1,295 Non-Member)
Difficulty registering on-line?
Please contact Member Services:
(972) 620-4012

Cancellation Policy

This event follows the SGA Cancellation Policy "B" when cancellation is required.

Hotel Information - preliminary

Reserve by April 15th

Hampton Inn & Suites Tulsa Hills

7004 S. Olympia Avenue Tulsa, OK 74132

Hotel rates include:$84.00 double queens, $89.00 standard king and $109.00 king studio

 • Call Hotel direct at 918-340-5000 - be sure to mention date of arrival and Group Name (SGA / Southern Gas Association).

 • Hotel Reservation Link - Group Name: SGA - Southern Gas Association



 “Event attendees must contact the hotel directly (either by phone or the posted hotel reservation link) to make their reservations. Any contact to you from a third party claiming to be a booking agent for the SGA should be considered a scam.”

Professional Development Hours

This workshop qualifies for 18 Professional Development Hours.

Learn more about the SGA PDH Program


For program content: ffarmer@southerngas.org (905)465-3386

For registration and other questions: Member Services


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