• API 1104 and Welding Inspection Training
    November 19, 2020 - November 20, 2020
    8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Matt Boring will present this 1.5-day live webinar titled, “API 1104 and Welding Inspection,” on November 19, 20, 2020 at 8 a.m. CST.

This training has the minimum required to hold the class. Further information to be provided upon registration.

This 1.5 day live webinar training is geared toward project managers who need awareness of what to expect and look for from their pipeline welding inspection staff. The course expands on our API 1104 training class and gives attendees confidence that they know what questions to ask of their field staff and a better understanding of the corners that are commonly cut and what is expected by PHMSA.

Day 1 wraps up at 5 pm (Central) with 15-minute breaks every two hours and a lunch break from 11:30 – 12:30. Day 2 wraps up at 12 pm (central) with 15-minute breaks every two hours.

PDHs Available

12 PDHs available with Certificate of Completion

Course Outline

Introduction, Historical Evolution of Weld Standards and Observed Pipeline Weld Performance

Introduction to API 1104 and the 1104 Committee
—Scope
—How the committee works
—How to get help on welding questions

PHMSA and Federal Regulations Related to API 1104 and ASME Section IX

Nomenclature/Terminology

Welding Processes and Welding Consumables
—Low hydrogen welding practices: why and how
—Matching the filler metal to the application

Procedure Qualification and Documentation
—The concept of essential variables and nonessential variables for procedures (and for welders)
—What is required? Comparison to ASME Section IX
—Optional tests
—What mistakes are common? What to watch for?

Welder Qualification
—What is required? Comparison to ASME Section IX
—Optional tests
—What mistakes are common?

Production Welding
—“Should” and “Shall”; what is required/what is recommended?
—Common mistakes, what is PHMSA watching for? What has been a problem?

Weld Flaws – Description and Illustration of Workmanship Flaws

Welding Inspection and NDT
—Inspecting before, during and after welding; the role of the welding inspector
—Common inspection tools; documentation practices, examples of good/poor practice
—What the standards say about weld inspectors
—PHMSA expectations
—NDT requirements; personnel training and certification and procedure qualification
—Comparison of inspection methods, advantages and limitations

Weld Repairs
—Requirements of the 20th vs 21st edition of API 1104
—Strategies for minimizing the need for new procedures

Appendix B – In-Service Welding
—Qualifying and selecting procedures’ shop testing and computer modeling
—Qualifying welders for In-Service welding
—Hydrogen cracking and burning through; strategies for avoiding problems

Fitness for Service
—API 1104 Appendix A – Alternative Acceptance Criteria
—Other approaches

Mechanized Welding with Filler Metal Additions

Feedback from Attendees

This training receives a 5 out of 5 star rating!

“Excellent presentation.”
“2nd class with Matt and he is great at explaining the reasoning behind 1104 and welding techniques.
“Was well versed on the subject matter. It was apparent that he had the knowledge and field experience to really make him an effective presenter.”
“Depth and breadth of the subject were very applicable to my work as a project manager.”
“The handouts had lots of useful information and references”
“I enjoyed Mr. Boring’s presentation very much. It was very informative.”
“The handout materials were very detailed, I like the fact that there were pictures too”
“Great question and answer session.”
“Very knowledgeable, promoted discussion, good links to how topic applies in practice.”
“Well detailed, organized and easy to follow.”
“Very good training. Content was well done.”
“Overall the training length and depth of material was perfect for me. I didn’t need to be an expert, just a great overview of 1104 which I received.”
“Matt explained complex issues very well.”
“The instructor was very knowledgeable regarding the subject matter. He was able to answer questions, provide real-world application and opinions related to API 1104 and their interpretation of the code.”
“Excellent training, learned a  lot and got some difficult questions answered.”
“Matt was very knowledgeable, clear and informative.”
“Awesome and informative class. Thank you!”

Instructor Bio

Mr. Boring is a pipeline welding engineer who works primarily in new pipeline construction, including engineering critical assessments (ECA), pipeline rehabilitation, and in-service or hot-tap welding. Mr. Boring started his career with EWI, where he was responsible for a wide range of welding research projects for the pipeline, offshore structure, pressure vessel, and nuclear industries. He is currently Principal Engineer and Welding Group Lead at DNV GL.

In 2012 Matt joined Kiefner and Associates, where he continued his focus on welding research while expanding into the areas of code compliance and failure investigations of pipeline and associated components. More recently he joined the Incident Investigation Group at DNV GL, where he continues to support the pipeline industry by providing a range of consulting services including new construction, fitness for service, pipeline rehabilitation, and integrity.

Throughout his career, Mr. Boring has been heavily involved in oil and gas industry code development, including being a member and office holder for several industry welding qualification codes. He has been a member of the API 1104 Committee, the ASME Section IX Committee, the ASME Section IX subgroup on welding qualifications, the ASME PCC-2 Committee, and the ASME PCC-2 Repair and Testing Subcommittee.

Mr. Boring is currently the co-chair of the API 1104 Annex B subcommittee, which oversees the API 1104 in-service welding requirements, and the chair of the ASME PCC-2 Welded Repair Subgroup.

Mr. Boring is a registered Professional Welding Engineer in the State of Ohio, as well as an AWS Certified Welding Engineer and AWS Certified Welding Inspector.

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