• December 16, 2020
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Robert Barbeauld will present this 3-hour Pressure Test Planning Class as a live webinar on December 16, 2020

This training has the minimum required to be held. Instructions will be sent after you register.

This course is designed to provide project managers and inspectors an introduction to pressure testing pipelines and facilities.  It will cover what is required by regulations, what will be required of themselves, and what they should expect from the testing contractor.  The course covers the planning of a pressure test all the way through to the records needed to be retained.  Both 49 CFR 192 and 195 requirements are covered.  Practical guidance is provided to the attendees for them to use in determining the acceptability of a pressure test.  Attendees will also be exposed to safety considerations for pressure testing and additional precautions should the test medium not be liquid. The class will provide the attendees confidence to plan and oversee the performance of pressure testing and ensure they will meet all regulatory requirements.

The following topics will be covered:

  • Reason for the Hydrotest
    • Post Construction
    • Integrity Assessment
    • Tightness (Leak) Test
  • Regulatory Requirements and Industry Guidance
    • DOT 49 CFR 195/192
    • B31.4/B31.8
    • Data Retention Requirements
  • Test Details
    • Segmentation of Test Section
    • Test Duration – Before and During Test
    • Test Pressure
  • Test Safety
    • Company and Contractor Personnel
    • Public and Environment
  • Test Contractor Selection and Expectations
    • Clear expectations of Contractor performing the test
    • Contractor expectations of the owner/operator


Course notes in digital format
Certificate of Completion awarding 3 PDHs

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Instructor Bio

Mr. Barbeauld is a Principal Engineer within the Integrity Solutions group within the Pipeline Services Department of DNV GL USA, Inc. (DNV GL) in Columbus, Ohio.  Prior to joining DNV GL, Mr. Barbeauld spent over 30 years at Colonial Pipeline Company.  Mr. Barbeauld holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering received from the Georgia Institute for Technology in 1985.

Mr. Barbeauld retired from Colonial Pipeline Company as Vice President of Technical Services.  During his time at Colonial he held positions in the Engineering Department, led a Projects group responsible for integrity management and pipeline maintenance, served as an Engineering Manager on a pipeline expansion project and a major multiple facility retrofit project, led the Engineering department, served in Operations in both Management and Leadership levels, and led the Technical Services department.

During his career Mr. Barbeauld had the opportunity to plan, conduct, and evaluate multiple hydrostatic pressure tests of pipelines and facility piping.  He also played a key role in evaluating and documenting all existing hydrostatic pressure test records for all Colonial’s pipelines to provide the necessary MAOP validation.

Since joining DNV GL, Mr. Barbeauld has had the opportunity to participate in Integrity Management Plan updates/modifications for both liquid and gas pipeline operators, assist in a regulatory review of pipeline and facility conversion projects, review and revise Engineering Standards and specifications, and review and determine regulatory compliance for potential pipeline acquisitions.  He also serves as an operational and technical resource to DNV GL’s litigation support team.



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