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Advanced In-Line Inspection

Safely Managing the Lifecycle of Pipelines

An SGA/DNV/Battelle/PRCI workshop


June 4-6, 2013

Classes will be at:
DNV, 5777 Frantz Road, Dublin, OH 43016


Please take the brief survey to indicate your interest in attending this workshop. This does not enroll you in the workshop, but does allow SGA to gauge member interest and plan accordingly.


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Workshop Organizers


Workshop Scope

This workshop provides operations and maintenance engineers in pipeline companies with the knowledge to establish and manage an intelligent pigging program that contributes optimum value toward improved pipeline integrity.

Registrations are limited to 30 people, to optimize interaction between instructors and attendees.

Professional Development Hours


Who Should Attend

Operations and maintenance engineers and senior technicians responsible for in-line inspections using intelligent pigs.


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

Registration Fee
  • 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)

Attire:  Business Casual


Hotel Information

Hyatt Place
6161 Park Center Circle 
Dublin, OH 43017, USA

Phone: +1 614 799 1913 Fax: +1 614 799 8115

Reservations: Please make reservations with hotel directly

Rate: SGA does not have a special group rate. Rates by reserving through the hotel website start at $129 + taxes. Complementary continental breakfast.

Transportation to DNV: Use the hotel shuttle bus or your car. DNV is just a few blocks from the hotel. See Agenda for suggested shuttle departure times.



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Page updated:  November 15, 2012


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