Corrosion risk management has become an important aspect of asset management and is an indispensable tool for today's corrosion and materials engineers. Risk management presents many challenges given the complexity of the material degradation processes. This conference will bring together experts from a wide range of industries to share knowledge and best practices in corrosion risk management.
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Monday, June 11, 2018 | 1 to 2 p.m.
Deterministic Prediction of Pitting Damage in Oil and Gas Transmission Lines
Presented by Digby Macdonald, Penn State, USA
Over the past several years, we have carried out extensive research on the prediction of localized corrosion damage in industrial systems, including low pressure steam turbines, condensing heat exchangers, and oil transmission pipelines using three approaches: (1) The Statistical Penetration Model (SPM); (2) Deterministic Extreme Value Statistics (DEMS) and; (3) Deterministic Monte Carlo Simulation (DMCS). This previous work essentially tailored Damage Function Analysis (DFA), which is a unique, deterministic, localized corrosion damage prediction technology that incorporates SPM, DEVS, and DMCS, to predicting localized corrosion damage in aluminum alloys and in oil transmission (pipeline) systems, with each method being selected according to the properties of the system. The work was motivated by aging aircraft issues and by oil leaks in gathering lines in Alaska, one of the most inhospitable oil producing regions of the world. This presentation describes the application of DFA (SPM, DEVS and DMCSM) in predicting localized corrosion damage in carbon steel oil and gas pipelines.
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 | 9 to 9:30 a.m.
Getting Involved in Technical Activities
Presented by Drew Hevle, Kinder Morgan
Drew Hevle is manager of corrosion control for Kinder Morgan's natural gas pipeline group, based in Houston, Texas. Mr. Hevle has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, and is a NACE Corrosion Specialist and Certified Coating Inspector and NACE instructor, and serves as most recent past chairman of the NACE Technical Coordination Committee (TCC), which oversees all NACE technical activities. His hobbies are corrosion control and cathodic protection.
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 | 8 to 9 a.m.
Getting to Zero Incidents
Chris Bloomer, CEPA, Canada
With more than 30 years of experience in the domestic and international energy business, Chris Bloomer leads the industry association that represents Canada's transmission pipeline companies, which operate 134,000 kilometers of pipeline in Canada and the United States. Prior to being appointed President and CEO of CEPA in 2015, Chris spent three years as CEO and Director at Connacher Oil and Gas Ltd. Chris has also held other senior executive roles across a range of domestic and international energy businesses, including Shell Canada, Petrobank Energy and Resources, Castle Energy, Talon Resources and Korn/Ferry. Chris has a degree in Geoscience and is a member of The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA).
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Deadline for hotel registration: May 21, 2018
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