December 15, 2020

IPEIA Webinar Presentations Schedule

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January 20, 2022
10:00am – 11:30am (MST)
Technical Presentation: The Economics of Reliability: Leveraging Reliability as a Core Competitive Strategy in the Refining and Mining Industries

Ryan Sitton, Founder and CEO, Pinnacle Presentation #1: Pinnacle’s Economics of Reliability reports explore the connection between reliability and economics for complex processing facilities. As reliability becomes even more critical to the long-term success of these facilities, these reports explore the key insights that drive reliability in these industries. This presentation will dive into the reports and educate attendees on the operational and financial realities that shape the reliability of major global industries.
Technical Presentation:
Studying Fractures – Recognizing and Understanding Failure Modes
Shane Turcott, Metallurgical Engineer, Steel Image Presentation #2: Equipment can fail for a variety of reasons.  Instead of guessing how a part failed, its fracture features can be studied and the failure mode diagnosed.  This talk will introduce how mechanical fracture features can be recognized, then how diagnosis can direct an investigation towards the root cause.  Brittle fracture will be used to illustrate the logic sequence applied in diagnosing, understanding why something failed and applying this information towards developing effective solutions.

January 22 & 23, 2022 
9:00am – 1:00pm (MST)
Codes Course – Beginners
(IPEIA Student Members only)
Education CommitteeInformation will be sent directly to IPEIA Student Members for registration

January 29 & 30, 2022
9:00am – 1:00pm (MST)
Codes Course – Advanced 
(IPEIA Student Members only)
Education Committee Information will be sent directly to IPEIA Student Members for registration

February 5, 2022
9:00am – 1:00pm (MST)
ABSA & Career Bonus (IPEIA Student Members only)

Education Committee

Information will be sent directly to IPEIA Student Members for registration

April 21, 2022
10:00am – 2:00pm (MDT)

Special Session: Stainless Steel Symposium

We use bright stainless steels from our kitchens to starships. In the pressure equipment world, stainless steels help us handle cryogenic, high temperature components and many other applications in between. However, some basic knowledge is necessary to keep versatile pressure equipment shining. On Thursday, April 21, 2022, IPEIA has organized this webinar to pass on key stainless steel knowledge. Join us to listen to:

An Overview of Special Material Requirements to Consider When Writing Your Specification for Duplex Stainless-Steel Tubes

Karen Picker, Technical Marketing Manager for the Americas group at Sandvik Materials Technology

Karen’s group links Sandvik’s R&D, the mill, and the end user.

When Practical Considerations and Human Factors Create Technical Issues – or Why Welds Deposited in Accordance with Properly Qualified Procedures Oftentimes Fail

Bill Newell, Welding Engineer and Specialist, who has decades of experience in the fossil, alternate energy, and petrochemical industry

Bill Newell, a welding engineer, and specialist with decades of experience in the fossil, alternate energy, and petrochemical industry, will make this presentation. Bill is a member of national and international code bodies. He is the past Chair of AWS D10 Piping and Tubing, a Member of the ISAC and ISO/TC 44 International Committee on Welding and Allied Processes. He is also a member of various ASME Standards, including Committee IX – Welding, Brazing and Fusing Qualifications and ASME Subgroup Strength of Weldments plus a member of the working group on Creep Strength Enhanced Ferritic Steels.

Ensuring a stainless steel weld performs the way it is supposed to – some key takeaways

Gary Coates, Technical Manager for the Nickel Institute, who has vast experience in the making and use of nickel alloys

Gary has vast experience in the making and use of nickel alloys. Gary is currently technical manager for the Nickel Institute, a worldwide organization with head office in Toronto, Canada. He has worked in the stainless steel and nickel alloys industry for 46 years, the last 22 with the Nickel Institute. He deals with the worldwide chemical, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, pulp & paper, mining and metallurgical, and food and beverage industries, solving corrosion problems and helping end users and fabricators. Ensuring quality welds quite often is the weak link in the stainless fabrication chain. He is a member of many professional societies, and is active on the AWS Welding Forum

Overview of what and how stainless materials fail, and a sample failure case study

Jennifer Dowdle, Materials Engineer and Asset Integrity SME for Acuren


Avoiding a Leak Path in Stainless Steel

Ana Benz, Chief Engineer for IRISNDT


May 26, 2022
1:00pm – 2:00pm (MDT)
TownhallIPEIA ChairsLearn what’s going on with our Membership offerings and the 2023 Conference!  Stay informed and have your say!

July 14, 2022
10:00am – 11:30am (MDT)

Technical Presentation: Maintenance Turnarounds – Keeping a Tight Grip on the Scope

Frank Engli, Becht

Maintenance practices have evolved from breakdown maintenance to predictive maintenance. As maintenance practices have evolved, so have maintenance improvement programs. Each evolution added a portion of what drives maintenance value as the key element. These programs created improvements, but generally failed to achieve their full objectives. In part, this was because they focused on one driver of maintenance value and did not consider the other drivers.

This presentation will describe a pragmatic approach of maintenance improvement based on the drivers of maintenance value. It will do this by exploring the drivers of maintenance value. It will then examine the maintenance practices and improvement programs such as RCM (Reliability Centered Maintenance) and TPM (Total Productive Maintenance) and identifying which driver of maintenance value they focused on. The paper will discuss why a sustainable program needs to examine all aspects of maintenance value and describe an approach that can be used to identify and implement improvements.

Technical Presentation: Integrity Operating Windows That Work Russell Landry, Wood

Integrity operating windows (IOW) are complex to develop, implement and sustain successfully. Having implemented IOWs for numerous facilities globally, Wood will share the challenges and lessons learned from their development and implementation, and which IOWs work best and when. 

When risk-based integrity programs are implemented, IOWs are an essential element in monitoring any deviations from the parameters set for the damage mechanism. Even when there are no risk-based inspection programs in place, well defined IOWs can provide a unique opportunity to identify degradation as soon as the operations deviate to prevent any unnecessary repair, replacement or failures. IOWs that work are effectively integrated into a facility’s operation, where personnel understand and maintain an active role in the required monitoring and resulting actions.

August 18, 2022
10:00am – 11:30am (MDT)
Technical Presentation: What Pressure Equipment Designers and Owners should know about the Pressure Equipment Safety Regulations and Engineering and Geosciences Professions Act InteractionsDianne Johnstone, APEGAThe presentation will give a short high-level overview of self-regulation and APEGA’s role. The remainder of the presentation will focus the obligations of APEGA licensed professionals and permit holders when their practice includes professional work done under the PESR. The presentation will walk the audience through an analysis of the PESR / EGPA interactions and review frequently asked questions. The presentation will cover authenticating professional work products including design submissions, inspection reports, repairs alterations, outsourcing and professional practice management plans. This presentation will interest those practitioners and permit holders working in the pressure equipment industry or outsourcing pressure equipment to be used in their Alberta facilities.

September 15, 2022
10:00am – 11:30am (MDT)
Understanding the Value of RBI Program Implementation Steve Hall, AVH Engineering Based on over twenty years’ experience in managing and participating in RBI implementations and other IM activities such as IOW development, the author has found that the most successful RBI implementations have been those in which the owner/user has participated fully, not only technically, but financially as well. Too often there is insufficient fiscal stewardship of projects resulting in high implementation costs and lack of follow through in implementing an inspection program or in developing a continuing sustainment program.
UPDATE: Advances in HTHA Inspection and Evaluation (NDE and FFS) and Mechanistic Understanding (Model) Michael Nugent This presentation is an update on a previous award winning presentation! The speaker will cover an update the path of the HTHA NDE and include current status on the developments in HTHA Inspections, and present an overview of work currently underway in API.

October 20, 2022
10:00am – 11:30am (MDT)
Technical Presentation: FFS and ABSA – An introduction to AB-535Greg Gaudet, CNRL

AB-535, Requirements for Alteration Design Registration based on Fitness for Service, was issued by ABSA in 2018. It covers the requirements to register an FFS alteration in Alberta. The intent of this presentation is to provide a walk through of the requirements;

  • When does an FFS need to be registered
  • What is required to submit an FFS for registration
  • How to put together a package for submission
Technical Presentation: Would Identical Equipment behave Identically? Sankara Papavinasam, CorrMagnet Consulting Inc. This presentation will cover five (5) case studies to illustrate why identical equipment may not have identical behaviour and to provide guidelines to avoid or minimize variations in their behaviour.

December 15, 2022
10:00am – 11:00am (MST)
TownhallIPEIA Chairs<coming soon>

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