• August 14, 2020
    9:00 am - 11:45 am
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Bill Amend will present, “What Do The Test Results (From the Manufacturer Test Reports or Your Lab) Mean for Your Pipeline? on August 14, 2020

Course Description

This two hour and forty-five-minute webinar is intended to benefit staff responsible for validating conformance to material specification, whether they be technical staff, receiving department staff, or procurement staff.  In addition, this webinar will benefit anyone who needs a better understanding of how “standard” tests of steel can result in unexpected or inconsistent results, or who need to have a better understanding of how to select a third party test lab.

You Will Learn:

What key information is included in, and how to interpret manufacturer test reports (MTRs);

How results of common pipeline steel tests (tensile tests, toughness tests, hardness, and chemical analysis) performed by third-party or in-house labs should be interpreted;

How test results can be influenced by testing procedures;

How results can be misapplied

What you should ask for or specify when ordering tests from a lab

What simple QA checks you can do to make sure the date you receive from a lab are reliable


Examples Include:

1. How the size of Charpy test specimens influence the reported energy and estimated transition temperature and what those Charpy results mean for your pipeline integrity management;

2. How and to what extent tensile test results can be influenced by variations in the test procedure and specimen type, while still meeting API specifications;

3. The challenges in comparing results of third-party labs to results reported by manufacturers when confirming conformance to specifications

Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion awarding 2.5 PDHs.

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

Bill Amend has 41 years of experience performing pipeline integrity management, failure analysis, metallurgical engineering, and welding engineering services. His background includes 26 years working for pipeline operators (Unocal and Southern California Gas Co.)  before working for engineering services providers. He is currently Senior Engineer at DNV GL. He is a co-author of the ASME report CRTD Vol. 91 regarding field measurement of hardness to determine the lower bound yield strength of pipe and has managed and conducted various research projects for ASME, DNV GL, NYSEARCH and PRCI addressing the continued development and validation of methods for nondestructive determination of pipe properties, chemical analysis of steel, tensile testing, and characteristics of early vintage pipeline girth welds.  He is a registered professional Metallurgical Engineer in California and graduated from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly SLO).

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