• October 22, 2021
    9:00 am - 12:15 pm
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Greg Quickel will present “ERW Pipe: History, Metallurgy and Integrity Management Issues” as a webinar on October 22, 2021.

This training has the minimum required to hold the class and is finalized to proceed. Once you register you will receive further information on how to access the webinar.

This course is built from excerpts taken from multiple other webinars, including Introduction to Pipeline Steels, Pipeline Flaws and Degradation, In-situ Determination of Pipe Properties, and Vintage Pipe, but the focus is entirely on ERW pipe, plus, additional details not covered in the other webinars are also included in this webinar.  If your pipeline system includes significant mileage of ERW pipe or you have any role in the procurement, inspection and/or integrity management of ERW pipe this is the webinar you need.  The covered topics will include the following:

  • How is ERW made? Historical and modern processes
  • Identifying ERW in the field (seamless v. ERW, finding the fusion line, unique visible features)
  • Measuring the properties of ERW seams in the lab (destructively) and in the field (nondestructively). Evaluating MTRs for ERW.
  • ERW manufacturing flaws; How to find them and assessing the significance of detected flaws.  Historical safety performance of ERW.
  • Repair options for ERW seams
  • Comparing manufacturing standards applicable to ERW (API PSL 1, and PSL 2, ASTM)
  • What the federal pipeline safety regs say specifically about ERW
  • Reports and other resources for understanding ERW pipe integrity issues and typical ERW properties

Course Notes
Certificate of Completion Awarding 3 PDHs

“Great job, you were well informed but easy to follow as well.”
“I think the topics covered were good. I like the graphic that showed what other courses this material interacts with. Well Done!”
‘This was a great webinar, packed with both historical and modern information.”
“Very informative course, extremely related to a current project dealing with vintage LF ERW Pipe.”
“Great presentation!”

Instructor Bio

Greg Thomas Quickel
Head of Section – Incident Investigation, DNV

Mr. Quickel is Head of Section-Incident Investigation at DNV.  He has worked on over 100 failure analysis projects in the oil and gas, utilities, and aerospace industry.  Some of the causes of failure he has worked on include stress corrosion cracking (SCC), caustic cracking, oxygen corrosion, carbonic acid corrosion, microbially influenced corrosion (MIC), selective seam corrosion, various seam weld defect failures, hydrogen cracking of girth welds, fatigue, corrosion fatigue, creep, and mechanical damage.  Mr. Quickel is a Licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) in the state of Ohio and graduated from The Ohio State University with a B.S and M.S. in Materials Science & Engineering.


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