Workshops

Workshop No. 1 - Novel Electromagnetic Techniques


This workshop provides an overview of selected electromagnetic techniques emphasizing solution provision to some inspection problems. Some applications will be presented such as weld testing using Balanced Field (BF), boiler tubes scanning by the Low Frequency Electromagnetic Technique (LFET), use of Saturation Low Frequency Electromagnetic Technique (SLFET) for tank floor scanning, Magnetite detection and Ferrous ECT. Comparison with the existing techniques will be presented.

Power-point slides will be presented with interactive discussions.

Managers, engineers, and supervisors will benefit from the knowledge gained.

Instructors: Bryan Hopper (TesTex Inc., USA) and Dia A. Sirelkhatim (AITIS)

Date: 13th Sept, Sunday
Time: 08:00 - 12:00
Course Fees: BD. 100 or US$ 270

Workshop No. 2 - Fitness for Service


The FFS assessment is to ensure utilization of full potential of equipment concerning its damage assessment with engineering perspective. The typical outcome of a fitness-for-service approach provides a "go/no-go" decision. When ‘end-of-life’ like conditions, FFS outcome may also provide guideline on management decision for continual use of component through de-rated design parameters. It can help setting up proper inspection schedules, modified maintenance procedures and more of monitoring systems. The exercise in totality tends to assure safe with full economic benefit as well as help to take informed decisions.

The workshop on FFS will be helpful to the plant engineers with systematic understanding of international standard along with damage mechanisms involved in failures of equipment affecting it useful life.

Instructors: Syed Hassan, TCR Arabia

Date: 12th Sept, Saturday
Time: 13:00 - 17:00
Course Fees: BD. 100 or US$ 270

Workshop No. 3 - Stress Corrosion Crack Detection


Environmental stress fracture or environment assisted fracture is the generic name given to premature failure under the influence of tensile stresses. A metal in a corrosive environment and under mechanical loading can fail due to one of three cracking modes depending on the nature of the environment and the applied stresses.. Material deterioration mechanisms are one of the Petrochemical Industry’s leading causes of ageing Pipe and Plant equipment failure, repair, and replacement. Surface initiated cracks caused by environmental cracking of 300 Series SS and some nickel base alloys under the combined action of tensile stress, temperature and an aqueous chloride environment. The presence of dissolved oxygen increases propensity for cracking. This course will discuss and review detecting, characterizing and monitoring stress corrosion cracks (SCC) and stain and stepwise cracks (SWC). This workshop will explore the technology, techniques and benefits of phased array and AUT mapping to detect /characterize / measure / monitor stress corrosion cracks and stepwise cracks in ageing plant equipment and pipe.

Instructors: Mohammed Abufour, Saudi Aramco

Date: 12th Sept, Saturday
Time: 13:00 - 17:00
Course Fees: BD. 100 or US$ 270

Workshop No. 4 - Fitness for Service


Deterioration mechanisms are one of Saudi Aramco’s leading causes of pipeline failure, repair, and replacement. Utilizing advanced NDT technologies such as guided wave to detect and monitor deterioration can assist operational personnel in conducting RBI assessments and managing pipeline shutdowns. The capability of guided wave equipment and proficiency of personnel is vital to ensuring test reliability.

This workshop will explore the process of evaluating guided wave equipment, qualifying personnel and practical applications at Saudi Aramco.

Instructors: Raymond Carswell & Mark Rosa, Saudi Aramco

Date: 12th Sept, Saturday
Time: 08:00 - 12:00
Course Fees: BD. 100 or US$ 270

Workshop No. 5 - Eddy Current Array


Following on closely from the establishment of ultrasonic phased array, eddy current array (ECA) is a rapidly growing technology with greatly improved POD and productivity compared to conventional eddy current techniques.

ECA has been developed to enhance detection of circumferential defects in non-ferrous heat exchanger tubes particularly adjacent to or under the tube sheet where conventional bobbin probes struggle to detect such defects. ECA is also effective for surface inspection improving and in many applications the technology is replacing MPI, DPI and ACFM. This workshop will explain the theory of ECA and demonstrate several applications relevant to the oil & gas and power generation sectors. The presentation and practical demonstrations are geared towards Supervisors and Operation Managers who will benefit from hands on experience.

Instructors: Mr. Jitender Yadav & Keith Sinclair, Eddyfi NDT Inc.

Date: 13th Sept, Sunday
Time: 08:00 - 12:00
Course Fees: BD. 100 or US$ 270

Workshop No. 6 - MFL/IRIS Tube Inspection


This workshop will focus on advances in the IRIS and MFL tube inspection techniques with particular reference to ferromagnetic heat exchanger tubes both with and without fins. Recent developments have eliminated the need for the MFL absolute channel drift compensation accessory. In the case of IRIS, the maximum turbine speed has increased to over 100 revolutions per second allowing for either greater probe pulling speeds or greater resolution. The latter is particularly significant in identifying pitting. Minimisation of the “dead zone” has allowed IRIS to be used more effectively on thinner walled tube.

Supervisors and Managers will benefit with the knowledge they will gain.

Instructors: Mr. Jitender Yadav, Eddyfi NDT Inc.

Date: 13th Sept, Sunday
Time: 13:00 - 17:00
Course Fees: BD. 100 or US$ 270

Workshop No. 7 - NDT for Engineers


This short course covers the fundamentals of the basic Nondestructive Testing (NDT) methods, their classification and how they relate to one another. The course emphasizes advantages and disadvantages as well as major applications of each of the basic methods and introduces variations of the methods as well as some of the more significant advanced NDT methods. The course is intended for those having limited knowledge of NDT, yet have a need for a better understanding. Engineers, Supervisors and Managers will benefit equally with the knowledge they will gain. More information about this course will be supplied on request.

Instructors: Fathi E. Al-Qadeeb, Chairman - ASNT SAS

Date: 13th Sept, Sunday
Time: 08:00 - 12:00
Course Fees: BD. 100 or US$ 270

Workshop No. 8 - Digital and Computed Radiography


Area digital x-ray detectors are gaining more popularity in industrial applications. Digital x-ray detectors are widely used in medical and industrial applications. Industrial applications will be the focus of this course with example applications in aerospace and oil and gas industries.

This short 4-hours course will cover the basics of radiography and probes in depth the fundamentals of digital and computed radiography. The class material includes an overview of the working principles of digital and computed radiography including the image formation process, operation and calibration steps and methods to assess their performance. It will also cover the recent changes to different international standards regarding the use of digital radiography in industrial applications.

Instructors: Taher Aljundi, PhD. Saudi Aramco

Date: 13th Sept, Sunday
Time: 13:00 - 17:00
Course Fees: BD. 100 or US$ 270

Workshop No. 9 - NDT Technologies for Non-piggable Pipelines


This course provides general overview of the nature of non-piggable pipelines including what makes a pipeline non-piggable and classification of different types of non-piggable pipelines.

The course then dives into available NDT technology solutions for pipelines with ITAG valves as launching and receiving facility, pipelines with no launcher or receiver, pipelines with low flow / pressure and loading lines. Detailed information will be provided on state of the art technologies for non-piggable pipelines such as robotics, ultrasonic, magnetic flux leakage, eddy current and EMAT tools.

Instructors: Frank Mueller & Mohammed Jaarah, ROSEN Group

Date: 12th Sept, Saturday
Time: 13:00 - 17:00
Course Fees: BD. 100 or US$ 270

Workshop No. 10 - Data Analysis of EC & RFT inspection of small bore Heat Exchanger Tube


This workshop covers a practical session of Eddy Current Data Analysis of heat exchanger tubes - 3 non-magnetic material such as stainless steel, 304, 316 & 321, the participants will be able to distinguish between relevant and non relevant indications found by the Eddy Current inspection and be able to determine indications generated from cracks, pitting or corrosion. In addition the workshop covers a practical session on Remote Field Testing (RFT) inspection of several small bore carbon steel tubes ranging from ¾ - 1 inch in diameter OD. The participant will be able to distinguish the difference between corrosion pitting erosion in such material. Also this workshop will include a brief introduction of the fundamentals of application of eddy current and RFT application techniques.

Instructors: Mirza Al Thunaina & Fathi Al Qadeeb, ASNT - SAS

Date: 12th Sept, Saturday
Time: 08:00 - 17:00 (8 Hrs)
Course Fees: BD. 120 or US$ 320

Workshop No. 11 - Metallurgy for Inspection Personnel


This workshop will cover the manufacturing processed of steel and wide applications of steel. Participants will be able to distinguish between the various types of steels used in the petrochemical industry; will be familiar with the manufacturing processes of steel; heat treatment processes and how chemical composition can be used to improve the properties of steel. NDT personnel, inspectors, maintenance personnel, material suppliers, fabricators and engineers working in manufacturing activities will benefit from this course.

More information on the course shall be supplied on request.

Instructors: Mr. Vijay Vesvikar, NPC

Date: 12th Sept, Saturday
Time: 13:00 - 17:00
Course Fees: BD. 100 or US$ 270

Workshop No. 12 - Codes and Standards Utilized in the Oil and Gas Industry


Utilized correctly, codes and standards save timeand eliminate process problems by ensuring that the end product meets the customers’ requirements. The objective of this work shop is to provide an overview of commonly utilized standards in the petrochemical industry namely ASME B 31.1, 31.3, SEC V, API 1104 and AWS D1.1. Common misinterpretations will be discussed.Participants will understand the requirements of standards and codes and will be familiar with different international standards and codes used in the oil and gas industry and how to apply them. NDT and QA / QC personnel; fabricators, engineers and maintenance personnel will benefit from this course. More information on the course shall be supplied on request.

Instructors: Mr. Vijay Vesvikar, NPC

Date: 13th Sept, Sunday
Time: 08:00 - 12:00
Course Fees: BD. 100 or US$ 270

Workshop No. 13 - Infrared Theory and Applicati ons in the Oil and Gas Industry


This course outlines the basic fundamentals of infra red technique and focuses on the applications in oil & gas and petrochemical industry.

The participant will have exposure to 9 cases of which 3 cases deals with equipment operated at high temperature, 2 cases with equipment operated at low temperature (cryogenic) and other cases dealing with gas leak detection, sand accumulation, circuit breakers & water leak in cemented line.

Instructors: Abdullah Al Faraj & Fathi Al Qadeeb, ASNT - SAS

Date: 13th Sept, Sunday
Time: 13:00 - 17:00
Course Fees: BD. 100 or US$ 270

Workshop No. 14 - Digital Radiography


The topics we will cover during the work shop are the following:
1: Theory behind digital radiography
2: Workflow of digital radiography in a work environment
3: Important techniques and points to remember during digital radiography
4: International standards that govern digital radiography
5: Importance of software, dIconde, report generation and interpretation of radiographs.

Instructors: Haitham Ibrahim & Binu Rajendran, GE Measurement and Control Solutions

Date: 12th Sept, Saturday
Time: 13:00 - 17:00
Course Fees: BD. 100 or US$ 270

Workshop No. 15 - Guided Wave Examinati on of Road Crossings


This 4 hour workshop will focus on strategies that end users (pipeline operators) can implement to establish effective and fit-for-purpose Guided Wave Testing (GWT) assessment programs of direct-buried and cased road crossings. This will include discussion of specific quality-related aspects of GWT, pitfalls that should and can be easily avoided, assessment techniques and steps that should be noted in application-specific procedures, and ways by which the pipeline owner can evaluate and audit service provider inspection reports. The workshop will also provide samples of casing inspection outcomes and typical quality performance indicators that can be achieved.

Instructors: Dr Reyaz Sabet–Sharghi, BP

Date: 13th Sept, Sunday
Time: 13:00 - 17:00
Course Fees: BD. 100 or US$ 270

Workshop No. 16 - Practical Heat Treatment


Aim of this workshop is to familarise personnel working in manufacturing metal industries as well as enginers involved in design/repair& maintenance of metal products with different types of heat treatments available for ferrous and non-ferrous materials and its alloys.

To impart basic concept of heat treatment effectively, which involves heating and cooling of material and material propeerties can be altered as desired. A simplified approach to complex issues of heattreatment.

Instructors: Mr. Vijay Vesvikar, NPC

Date: 13th Sept, Sunday
Time: 13:00 - 17:00
Course Fees: BD. 100 or US$ 270