• Central Daylight Time
    March 28, 2023
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Register$400.00 (USD)  

Michael Rosenfeld will present “ECA of Cracks to Meet the New Requirements of Part 192”

Course Description

This course will discuss the evolution of line pipe specifications and steelmaking practices and their influence on pipe fracture properties. The Engineering Critical Assessment (ECA) methodology will be used to determine the types of cracks and their effects on various types of line pipe and how to use that data to meet the new safety requirements of the PHMSA Part 192.

Course Outline

Types of Cracks in Pipelines

  • Pipe Manufacturing defects
  • Environmental cracks
  • Damage
  • Girth welds
  • Selective seam weld corrosion

Pipe Fracture Properties

  • Pipe specs and steelmaking
  • Brittle, ductile, and transition temperature
  • Fracture toughness testing
  • Default toughness properties in 192.712
  • Expected fracture properties of pipe

Calculating the Failure Pressure

  • Available models
  • Selecting an evaluation method

Calculating the Remaining Life

  • SCC
  • Fatigue


  • Certificate of completion awarding 3 PDHs
  • Course notes provided electronically

Instructor Bio
Mr. Rosenfeld, Chief Engineer, RSI Pipeline Solutions is an experienced consultant in pipeline fitness for service, pipeline integrity, pipeline design and construction, causes of pipeline failures, pipeline regulations and standards, and related matters.  He has performed numerous pipeline failure investigations and root cause failure analyses; research funded by the pipeline industry on the effects of mechanical damage, fatigue, pipeline integrity threat interactions, and methods to determine the probable grade of undocumented pipe materials; engineering analyses of a broad range of design, operations, or integrity matters for numerous pipeline operators; and provided expert support in litigation.  He chairs the Subgroup on Design, Materials, and Construction of the ASME B31.8 Gas Transmission and Distribution Piping Committee and serves on other ASME piping standards development committees.  Mr. Rosenfeld has authored or co-authored over 90 published articles or public presentations dating to 1988, is an ASME Fellow, and is a Professional Engineer registered in the State of Ohio.  He previously worked with Kiefner & Associates (27 years), Battelle (6 years), and Impell Corporation (4 years). He earned a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the University of Michigan (1979) and a Master of Engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University (1981). Mike is the Chief Engineer at RSI Pipeline Solutions, LLC and past President of Kiefner.

“Presentation was very easy to understand.”
“Easy to follow and interesting. Also enjoyed the option to ask questions verbally.”
“The course was great. Overall, it was a great course and I wish I had had it before I took the ASME FFS/API 579 course.”
“It was very thorough.”
“There are not any other instructors that can match Mr. Rosenfeld’s knowledge on this subject.”
“Glad I attended.”
“Very good presentation!”

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