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How to manage circumferential cracking in pipelines

Management of circumferential cracks in pipelines has been a secondary concern to axial cracks, and integrity assessment techniques are not as mature as those available for axial cracks or those from other industries. In order to give industry members an opportunity to share their experiences and learn from other’s successes and failures, Mark Stephens of C-FER Technologies, together with Lyndon Lamborn of Enbridge and Elvis SanJuan of Riverol, will be leading a work group session on circumferential crack management at the Banff Pipeline Workshop.

Discussion is anticipated regarding construction weld quality control, integrity assessment limitations, regulatory requirements, and geohazard management. If you have something to share or are interested in learning more about circumferential crack management, the details of the work group session are as follows:

Work Group 5 – Management of Cracking Pipelines
Session G – Management of Circumferential Cracking in Pipelines
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 3:30 p.m.

Mark Stephens, MSc, PEng, is a Senior Engineering Consultant at C-FER Technologies with over 30 years of experience in the areas of advanced structural analysis, large-scale testing, and engineering system risk and reliability with an emphasis on pipelines.

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