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Webinar – What Everyone Needs to Know About Dents in Pipelines
September 3 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
The presentation will provide an update on the status of the API recommended practice for assessment and management of dents (RP 1183). This presentation will focus on how pipeline operators can derive value from this step change in integrity management for dents. The topics covered will include full-scale testing that has provided the experimental data on which engineering assessment and fitness for service methods and tools have been developed.
Mark Piazza, Colonial Pipeline Company – Manager, Pipeline Compliance and R&D : Mark Piazza is the Manager of Pipeline Compliance and R&D for Colonial Pipeline Company and formerly led Colonial’s Integrity Management Program. Prior to joining Colonial, Mark worked for 7 years as a Research Program Director at Pipeline Research Council International (PRCI). Mark is a member of the API OQ Work Group and other API Work Groups. He is also the Chair of PRCI’s Research Steering Committee, which is establishing research objectives and priorities for the pipeline industry, and driving technology development to benefit pipeline safety.
Aaron Dinovitzer, BMT Canada Ltd. – Vice President of Capability & Strategy Manager of Asset Performance Services: Mr. Aaron Dinovitzer is a Vice President at BMT Canada Limited managing the Asset Performance Service Business Area. Mr. Dinovitzer holds a MASc. in Civil (Structural) Engineering and is a registered Professional Engineer. He has worked at BMT for more than twenty-five years completing a wide range of design, integrity assessment and research projects. His design work has involved a variety of energy pipeline and marine components, amongst other structural systems where standardized design rules and non-standard techniques including finite element analysis have been employed. His integrity assessment research and expertise has been employed across a wide range of structural and mechanical ssssystems to resolve design and maintenance issues.