At the 10th annual International Pipeline Conference in Calgary, Alberta, C-FER co-presented a paper with TransGas Pipelines illustrating the effects of measurement uncertainty on safety risk.
At the 10th annual International Pipeline Conference in Calgary, Alberta, C-FER presented a paper on the results of PRCI project NDE-4E which examined the performance of various crack ILI technologies based on an industry data mining exercise.
Maintaining pipeline integrity in the face of progressive deterioration mechanisms, like corrosion and cracking, is an ongoing challenge for pipeline operators. In general terms, the process for defect specific integrity management involves four key steps:
Identify significant features;
size the features;
project feature growth with time; and,
assess the features' remaining life.