• July 20, 2020
    9:00 am - 11:30 am
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Bill Amend will present, Options for Nondestructive In-Situ Determination of Pipe Properties as a webinar on July 20, 2020, at 9 a.m. CDT

Course Description

Pipeline records are sometimes incomplete. Manufacturer test reports may be present for most of the pipeline components, but it is not uncommon for excavations to reveal a segment of pipe that appears to be different from adjoining pipe or that is inconsistent with the records. Determining the mechanical properties is key. The technologies for estimating or confirming mechanical properties continue to evolve, providing pipeline operators with options for measuring properties nondestructively in the field.

This two and a half (2.5) hour webinar will introduce participants to the various methods, ranging from simple to complex and from easy “do-it-yourself” options to more technically sophisticated methods normally provided via service providers.  Nondestructive measurement of yield strength, ultimate tensile strength, toughness, and chemical composition will be discussed.  Participants will learn how measurements of hardness, steel composition, and microstructural features can be used alone or in combination with various algorithms to estimate those properties.  Participants will also be introduced to test methods that more directly provide estimates of strength, such as instrumented indentation techniques and other proprietary methods. Methods that provide “lower bound” estimates of properties versus methods that provide estimates of the actual properties will be compared.  This webinar will also provide guidance on where participants can get additional information for more detailed study.

Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion awarding 2.5 PDHs.

“Bill was excellent at the delivery of the presentation material.”
“He seemed very knowledgeable on the subject matter and presented it in a well-outlined manner for audience digestion.”
100% of evaluation respondents rated the training applicable to their role.
“Great understanding of the material Also a good basic resource for the tools and methodologies of gathering pipeline material properties.”

100% of evaluation respondents voted they would recommend this training to a colleague within or outside of their company.


Bill Amend, P.E
Principal Engineer, DNV GL
Pipeline Integrity, Metallurgical Engineering, Materials Selection, Welding Engineer


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