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Acuren at IPEIA 2020
February 3, 2020

We are, once again, thrilled to participate as a Gold sponsor in the 2020 IPEIA Conference in Banff February 24th – 28th. The conference website can be found here:  IPEIA

The IPEIA Conference began over 20 ago years and has become an internationally recognized annual conference to gather Pressure Equipment Integrity industry groups together to further improve best practices and provide education for those committed to this specialty in the energy sector. There are a number of ways that conference attendees can engage with one of our 25 Acuren representatives participating in the conference:

Technical Program Presentations

AB-0166: An Operational Approach To Asset Integrity Management Wednesday, February 26th – 3:20pm – Room 301

Through this presentation we will discuss all 16 elements of a successful program with a focus on the elements of the program that operations have the most input on. We all know the 16 elements of a program, and that there are multiple ways to implement them, but did you know there is a way to marry field operations with head office, to implement an effective, safe, compliant asset integrity management program that everyone is aligned with and that increases productivity?

AB-0161: Internal Corrosion Modelling of Pressure Vessels Thursday, February 27th – 3:10pm – Room 301

Sweet and slightly sour internal corrosion on three pressure vessels in upstream oil and gas production are modelled to quantify degradation rates and identify requirements for further inspection and/or corrosion mitigation. This work compares the results of the three assets, highlighting the different approaches needed to be taken by operations and maintenance with respect to materials degradation and failure mitigation depending on vessel design, operation, and history. Suggestions for continuation or improvement of existing corrosion mitigation methods, or where necessary, implementation of corrosion mitigation methods not previously being used for the equipment will be discussed.

Pre-Conference Workshop

Guided Wave Piping Screening: Capabilities and Limitations Wednesday, February 26th – 10:00 am – Kinnear 206

Guided waves are used as a screening tool to detect, locate, and classify corrosion defects. Large sections of piping can be quickly screened with 100 percent volumetric coverage to determine precise locations of corrosion damage.  Because the technique is quite different from standard UT inspection and phased array UT inspection, many people are still not familiar with the underlying principles and, more importantly, the capabilities and limitations of the technique.  This workshop will present an overview of these principles and discuss capabilities and limitations using examples.

This workshop is being presented by Acuren’s subject matter expert, Dr. Brent Zeller. For additional information on guided wave, please visit our Guided Wave landing page.

Acuren Booth #44

Come visit us once again, upstairs at booth #44.

Acuren IPEIA 2019

Acuren Subject Matter Expert Dr. Brent Zeller will be available at our booth to discuss advanced Ultrasonic Techniques – Guided Wave Ultrasonic Inspection, TFM/FMC, PAUT TOFD. Discover how Acuren has utilized these technologies and more to provide innovative solutions and critical timely information to our clients. Acuren relentlessly strives to empower key stakeholders to make confident decisions around asset reliability management to minimize downtime, and maximize efficiency.

These are some of the subject matter experts that you will see at IPEIA this year representing Acuren:


Brent Zeller, Ph.D – SME – Advanced NDE – PAUT TOFD Guided Wave
Jennifer Dowdle, P.Eng. – API 653/510/570, ABSA IBPV, NBIS, Materials Engineer, Senior Inspector
Sean OBrien – Division Manager – Advanced Applications / Asset Integrity Management
Andrew Costain, P.Eng – GM, Reliability Engineering

These are just a handful of the 25 Acuren representatives participating in IPEIA this year and we look forward to engaging with you! If you would like to connect with us ahead of the conference, please reach out to us at info@acuren.com.


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