PEGG These Dates
June 10 - Hotel McDonald, Edmonton
CALGARY BRANCH MAY LUNCHEON
Date: Thursday, May 20, 1999
Pipeline operators are under ever increasing demands to maximize throughput on the worldwide network of oil and gas pipeline systems, many of which are approaching their design life. Meeting contractual commitments through operating at maximum allowable operating pressure (MAOP), minimizing downtime for repair or inspection and maintaining public confidence are challenges requiring innovative solutions to remain competitive in todays marketplace.
Intelligent pigging is one of the primary methods of establishing the insitu condition of the pipeline. The advances in electronics, data storage, on line control systems and sensors has enhanced pipeline inspection capabilities dramatically in the past few years. Sophisticated systems for monitoring pipeline condition for metal loss, dents, geometry, cracks, bending strain, mill defects, mechanical damage, cleanliness, pressure, temperature are often utilized in an integrity management program to ensure the safety and security of the pipeline. In bullet gas pipelines these systems are coupled with gas bypass speed control capabilities to eliminate the need to reduce the throughput to conduct internal inspections.
The measurement of existing defects in a pipeline is only the first step in the integrity program. Conducting a full engineering critical assessment (ECA) that combines and assesses the design, condition and operation of the pipelines is used to determine the allowable operating pressures, meet codes, prioritize repair programs and certify the pipeline as fit for purpose.
To ensure adequate seating pre-register with the Calgary APEGGA office at 262-7714 before Monday, May 17, 1999.
EDMONTON BRANCH INFORMATION FORUM
REGISTERED PROFESSIONAL TECHNOLOGIST DATE: Wednesday, May 26
TIME: 5:00 pm Registration, 5:30 pm Speaker Panel
PLACE: Edmonton Petroleum Club, Rainbow A&B Rooms, 11110 108 St.
The Alberta Government will be enacting legislation this spring to create this new designation. It will enable some technologists to work independently, without supervision. Find out who will qualify and what your responsibilities will be as a Professional Engineer in guiding your RET through the registration process. Cost: Free
To ensure adequate seating, please register with Shirley Layne or Barb Robinson of the APEGGA Communications Department by Friday, May 21. Tel: 426-3990, Fax: 425-1722, email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
APEGGA MEDICINE HAT BRANCH
ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT
Date: August 14
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