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Advanced In-Line Inspection

Safely Managing the Lifecycle of Pipelines

An SGA/DNV GL/Kiefner & Associates/ROSEN workshop

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Registrations are limited to 30 people to optimize interaction between instructors and attendees. Minimum already attained to allow this workshop to proceed.

Workshop Organizers

Kiefner & AssociatesDet Norske Veritas (DNV GL)Southern Gas Association (SGA)ROSEN


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.

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.

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
  • Critically review results from a pipeline inspection project
  • Use the information from an intelligent pig run to develop an appropriate repair, replacement, remediation program
  • Set out relevant issues in contract documents

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 advantages and disadvantages of competing technologies
  • The defects that intelligent pigs currently do not detect or size well
  • The attributes of manual and automated data analysis processes
  • The range of sensing technologies currently applied in intelligent pigs
  • How an intelligent pigging program contributes to pipeline integrity
  • How to prioritize pipeline sections for inspection using basic risk analysis techniques
  • Fundamentals of defect assessment – how to prioritize repair and replacement
  • The precision and accuracy of various inspection techniques
  • The implications of incorporating intelligent pigging information into an integrated pipeline integrity information system
  • About the influence of pig inspection speed and the use of speed control on pigs

Will know where to find out about:

  • Intelligent pigs that are available on the market
  • Pipeline failure statistics
  • Pipeline failure case studies
  • Regulatory requirements regarding the use of intelligent pigs

Prior Knowledge Recommendations: 

Event Information


Attire: Business Casual

Difficulty registering online?
Please contact Member Services:
MemberServices@southerngas.org, (972) 620-4012


Cancellation Policy

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


Professional Development Hours

This workshop qualifies for 18 Professional Development Hours.

Learn more about the SGA PDH Program


Hotel Information-preliminary

Suggested hotel. Note that SGA has not booked a block of rooms

Drury Inn & Suites Columbus Northwest
6170 Parkcenter Circle   Dublin, OH 43017

Phone Number: (614) 221-7008
Transportation to DNV: Make your own booking for the hotel shuttle bus or use your car. DNV is just a few blocks from the hotel. See Agenda for suggested shuttle departure times.

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