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May 2017

Introduction to Steel and Pipe Making Webinar

May 11, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

All YPP members are invited to sit in on a presentation by Dr. Tom Bubenik on steel and pipe making. The presentation will be presented in person at DNV GL’s facility in Dublin, Ohio as well as broadcasted via a webinar. Dr. Bubenik’s webinar will cover steel and pipe making and the long term implications of the methods used historically and today. He will discuss smelting, tapping, de-oxidation, alloying, casting, cooling, plating making, rolling, finishing, cutting, inspection, trimming, and potential…

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June 2017

PHMSA Webinar: A Summary & Perspective of Major Programs and Pipeline Safety Challenges for US/DOT/PHMSA

June 13, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join YPP USA for a fascinating and critical discussion on pipeline safety, Tuesday, June 13, 2017 from 12pm to 1pm (CST). Robert Smith, from the U.S. pipeline regulator, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), will present on the Administration's background and discuss several of the safety challenges the pipeline industry/PHMSA face. Robert graduated from the Pennsylvania State University in 1997 with a BS in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering. He coordinated and managed the offshore pipeline and human factors research program at…

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July 2017

YPP-Enbridge – Pipeline Failure and Root Cause Analysis Webinar

July 12, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Summary: Texas Eastern Transmission experienced a pipeline failure and fire on a pipeline in Western Pennsylvania on April 29, 2016.  The presentation will cover the incident, Company response, root cause, and lessons learned from the work conducted to verify the integrity of the system following the incident. Presenter Bio: Rick Kivela graduated from Michigan Technological University in 1979 with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering.  Upon graduation, Rick was hired by Panhandle Eastern Pipe Line Company in the Engineering…

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August 2017

Seikowave – 3D Imaging for Direct Assessment and ILI Validation Webinar

August 16, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Hi YPP, I hope you will be able to join this webinar by Seikowave’s Steve Siever for a basic introduction to the use of 3D imaging for direct assessment and ILI vailidation. Summary: Steve will talk about 3D NDT and how asset owners are getting faster, safer and more accurately repeatable results using 3D structured light technologies. Bio: Steven Siever is a 24-year veteran of sales and marketing to the oil and gas industry. In his career, he has held…

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January 2018

Webinar: Technical Resources to Support Better Engineering Decisions with Bill Amend

January 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Join us January 17th, 2018 at 11 CST for an enlightening discussion on the nuances of standards and regulatory expectations, and how to better navigate technical issues. Pipelines and related facilities have been designed, built and maintained to evolving codes, standards and regulatory expectations.  Modern standards may represent the current state of the art but may not be very representative of what best practices existed when the assets were initially designed and built.  Standards can be misused and superficially similar standards can…

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