December 31, 2018

Training Courses


In the past 25 years, IPEIA has been proud to host courses such as Safety Legislation from Regulatory Bodies, Pressure Relief Devices training, Guidance on Risk Based Inspection Programs, and Pipeline Management, to name a few.


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To Register / Contact

February 25, 2024
Monday, February 26, 2024

(2 days)

8:00am –
Both days

Pyramid B

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) – Pressure Relief Devices: Design, Sizing, Construction, Inspection and Maintenance

Course Overview / Agenda 

This 2-day course to be held Sunday February 25 and Monday February 26 in Jasper Alberta, is a comprehensive review of the design, construction, installation, inspection, and maintenance of pressure relieving devices in accordance with ASME BPVC requirements currently in use on boilers and pressure vessels. The course will include 11 modules which also incorporate a Sizing and Selection calculation workshop allowing participants to practice using code calculations on actual service situations. Please note: a calculator with at least square root capabilities will be required. 


  1. Introduction
  2. Pressure Relief Device Classifications
  3. ASME Section XIII 
  4. PRD Design Fundamentals 
  5. PRD Manufacturing Requirements 
  6. Sizing, Selection and Contingency Analysis Fundamentals 
  7. Sizing and Selection Workshop
  8. Boiler, Pressure Vessel and Piping Requirements 
  9. Code Requirements for Installation of PRD’s
  10. Maintenance, Repair and testing of PRD’s 
  11. Course Review 


  • $895.00 USD


Trainer: Daniel E. Tompkins

Daniel E. Tompkins has over 40 years’ experience in Boiler and Pressure Vessel design, construction, commissioning, operation, maintenance, and inspection. Dan is certified as a First-Class Power Engineer in the Province of Alberta, Canada.   Dan was the Chief Inspector of several Owner User inspection programs and has been registered as an In-service Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspector in the Province of Alberta Canada for over 25 years. He has overseen Pressure Relief Valve service and repair programs as well as inspection and repair programs for boilers and pressure vessel owner organizations.   Dan is a member of ASME and has been a member of several ASME B&PV committees for +20 years. He currently sits on BPV I and BPV XIII standards committees as well as BPV I Sub-Group General Requirements and Piping and BPV XIII Sub-Group General Requirements.

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February 25, 2024
(1/2 day)

12:30pm –


Acuren Group Inc.: Failure and Investigation Essentials

The objective of this seminar is to provide an increased awareness of essential failure and incident investigation skills and tools.

The probability is high that individuals working in roles relating to integrity, maintenance, or operations will be involved in several failure or incident investigations during their careers.  However, not all organizations have experienced teams dedicated to these types of investigations. As a result, other roles are often required to support or even lead investigations. In those situations, prior training and awareness will reduce the associated stress and increase the overall effectiveness of the process.

This one-day seminar will use case studies and interactive discussions to increase the audience’s confidence and awareness of key concepts and tools associated with failure and incident investigations including:

  • Language of investigations 
  • Anatomy of an incident 
  • Stakeholders and investigation teams 
  • Investigation techniques  
  • Causal factors 
  • Evidence collection and preservation  
  • Role of lab work (e.g., material testing, metallography, fractography) 
  • Safety and site controls 
  • Report writing 
  • Regulatory requirements 
  • Corrective Actions 
  • Witness statements 

Attendees will leave the seminar with an increased level of confidence in their ability to support or lead investigations at their work site.

Certificate of Attendance will be provided to attendees

Lunch will be provided by Acuren

Suggeested Audience

  • Inspection, engineering, pressure equipment integrity, operations, maintenance, management, Health and Safety, and Process Safety, regulators

Course fee details  

  • Free (complimentary IPEIA Conference rate)



Megan Sutton, M. Eng, P.Eng. (she/her), Senior Materials Engineer

Rick Marsden, P.Eng. (he/him), Senior Integrity Engineer

How to register for this course:
Failure & Incident Investigation Essentials Tickets, Sun, 25 Feb 2024 at 12:30 PM | Eventbrite

February 25, 2024 &
Monday, February 26, 2024

(2 days)

8:00am –
Both days

Pyramid A

AMPP Introduction to Corrosion & Corrosion Mitigation Utilizing Coatings

This course covers AMPP’s Introduction to Corrosion & Carboline’s Corrosion Mitigation utilizing Coatings. The courses assembled in simple modules to benefit the attendees to learn and earn their course credits as PDH.

Courses are offered by Carboline and G10 Eng on behalf of AMPP Calgary Chapter (Beneficiary)

  • Seven Modules over two days. 
  • Course completion certificates for the full course  
  • Each module is planned to provide 1PDH per module.
  • Course fee $200 CAD for the full two-day course. $125 CAD for each day
  • Course Fees are donated to AMPP Calgary Chapter
  • How to register for course- Register via the Eventbrite Link  
  • AMPP Calgary Chapter, the beneficiary sponsored by Carboline Global Inc 
  • Courses are presented by experts in the respective filed & experienced trainers. 

Course Module: Each module earns 1 PDH.

Day 1:

  • Module 1 – AMPP’s Introduction to Corrosion
  • Module 2 – Coating Composition & Generic Types of Coatings
  • Module 3 – Surface Preparation of Metals & High-Performance Coatings for Metal
  • Module 4 – Surface tolerant coatings & overcoating for plant maintenance.

Day 2:

  • Module 5 – True Cost of Coatings and Creating a good coating specification
  • Module 6 – Petrochemical Fireproofing Overview & Common coating problems 

AMP Chapter Calgary

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February 26, 2024

8:00am –

Pyramid C

TES Canada: Reviewing welding procedures developed based on ASME Sec IX-2023 for CSA Z662-2023 applications.

All welding variables that need to be considered for approving an ASME IX WPS for a CSA Z662 application will be discussed in detail.


  1. What to consider when reviewing a WPS and its PQRs as standalone document (based on ASME Sec IX-2023) 
  2. CSA Z662-2023 requirements for using welding procedure specifications that are established and qualified in accordance with ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section IX-2023 
  3. Reviewing CSA Z662(2023), welding variables 
  4. Discussing equivalent ASME P and group numbers for CSA 245.1-2022 piping materials 
  5. Review a flowchart, explaining WPS/PQR review stepwise (the hard copy of this flowchart will be shared with attendees) 


  • Certificate of completion will be provided to attendees

Course fee details

  • $400.00 CAD


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February 26, 2024

1:00 –

Pyramid C

IRISNDT: Risk Based Inspection of API 650 Storage Tank

This training course will look at setting inspection intervals of API 650 storage tanks using a Risk Based Inspection (RBI) approach as per API 581.  The session will cover all aspects which affect the integrity of the tank, from design to installation, operation, secondary containment, cathodic protection etc. It will also look at assigning inspection effectiveness, API 653 required minimum wall thickness calculations, determining consequence and probability of failure values and do a comparison between the RBI inspection intervals to API 653 intervals.  During the session we will also look at developing an inspection test plan (ITP) for the tanks.

Overview of Course/Agenda

  • Introduction 
  • Tank Failure Modes
  • Tank Damage Mechanisms
  • Factors Affecting Tank Integrity
  • Risk Methodology
  • Consequence Determination
  • Probability Determination
  • Inspections and Inspection Effectiveness
  • Risk vs API Inspection Intervals
  • Inspection Test Plan

Outcomes (i.e.: certificate of completion to be provided to attendees)

  • IRISNDT Training Certificates will be issued (Diploma)

Course fee details

  • The cost for the course will be $250.00 per person

Anything attendees need to bring with

  • Handouts will be provided
  • Attendees are encouraged to bring pen and note paper and calculator


Trainer: Sid Been, P.Eng.

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February 26, 2024
(1 day)

8:00am –


Vysus Canada Limited: API 571: Understanding Damage Mechanisms for Informed Decision-Making

The third edition of API 571 has introduced modifications compared to its predecessor, encompassing a comprehensive array of 67 damage mechanisms. Throughout this course, we will explore a selected subset of these damage mechanisms. This focused subset will center around the most prevalent damage mechanisms encountered in the local Alberta upstream and downstream segments of the oil and gas industry.

Incorporating the insights from this course into your skill set will undoubtedly elevate your ability to steer inspections with precision and confidence, fostering enhanced outcomes and operational excellence.

Throughout the duration of this course, we will explore a selected subset of key damage mechanisms.

  1. Comprehensive Understanding: Delve into comprehension of each damage mechanism.
  2. Determinants of Susceptibility and Severity: Grasp the crucial factors that dictate the susceptibility and severity levels of these mechanisms.
  3. Equipment and Occurrence Locations: Gain insight into the common equipment and locations where these damage mechanisms are likely to manifest.
  4. Inspection Techniques: Familiarize yourself with both conventional and innovative inspection techniques, understanding their efficacy in identifying and quantifying various mechanisms.

By the end of this course, participants will be gaining knowledge to help improve on:

  • Informed Decision-Making: Navigate inspection planning, execution, and evaluation with heightened efficacy and informed decision-making.
  • Application of Knowledge: Apply the knowledge acquired to yield tangible improvements in inspection processes and practices.
  • Risk Mitigation: Effectively assess risks and implement strategies to mitigate the impact of identified damage mechanisms.
  • Holistic Perspective: Develop a holistic perspective that intertwines theoretical understanding with practical application, bolstering the overall effectiveness of your inspection-related endeavours.

Incorporating these insights into your skill set will undoubtedly elevate your ability to steer inspections with precision and confidence, fostering enhanced outcomes and operational excellence. 


  • Certificate of Completion will be provided 


  • Minimum of $150.00 donation to a charity of the participant’s choice.

Vysus Group


Sangeetha Rao (Corrosion Specialist)

Bastian Zars (Asset Integrity Manager)

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