Educational & Training Program in India in February 2024

    April 16, 2024 EAPA Newsletters

    AMPP India Chapter organised a two-day educational & training program on Best Practices for Effective Direct Assessment for Pipelines from 26 – 27 February 2024 at Hotel Rodas, Powai, Mumbai.

    The non-intrusive technique of Direct Assessment (DA) remains an excellent acceptable proven integrity validation tool. It has been primarily utilized for assessing the integrity of non-piggable lines. However, it also remains a very effective complementary integrity validation tool for piggable lines, especially when the motivation is to understand the holistic health of a pipeline.

    DA programs of External Corrosion Direct Assessment (ECDA), Internal Corrosion Direct Assessment (ICDA) and Stress Corrosion Cracking Direct Assessment (SCCDA) which are based on best practices have been successfully applied to several piggable and non-piggable lines with a mandatory deliverable of determining of the remaining life of the pipeline, safest operating pressure, root cause analysis and providing a mitigation plan for managing the corrosion rate.

    The program also covered, the advantages of integrating the DA programs with In-line Inspection (ILI), demonstrating how these programs can help pipeline owner’s overall integrity program and risk management. This DA program also included case studies from India and globally, focusing on the theme of the event "Best Practices" and "Effective" DA programs to get successful integrity validation results for the pipeline.

    Mr. Ashish Khera was the instructor for the training program. Mr. Khera is a recognized Subject Matter Expert (SME) and Certified Instructor for AMPP Courses such as Direct Assessment (DA), Pipeline Corrosion Integrity Management (PCIM), Pipeline Corrosion Assessment Field Techniques & Internal Corrosion for Pipelines, and ASME Course on Managing System Integrity of Gas Systems - ASME B31.8S. He was also the Lead Co-author of the latest NACE pipeline certification 5-day course on “Direct Assessment” for AMPP in Houston.

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    Mr. Ashish Khera delivered the lecture during the program

    The companies that participated in this training program are Aavantika Gas Ltd., Adani Total Gas Limited, Arzsk Technologies Pvt Ltd, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited, Cormit Elect Projects Private Limited, Electro Corr-Damp Pvt. Ltd, Engineers India Limited, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd., HPOIL Gas Pvt. Ltd., Indian Oil Corporation Ltd., Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited, Oil India Limited, Pipeline Infrastructure Limited, Reliance Industries Limited, Sheth Corrosion & Coatings Pvt Ltd, Xylem Water Solutions India Pvt. Ltd. etc.

    Mr. Urvesh Vala, Member at Large, AMPP India Chapter briefed about Chapter activities and provided the vote of thanks during the open forum discussion. Certificates were given to all the participants. The 2-day training program had stupendous success and received high appreciation from all participants based on collected feedback forms.

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    Participant receiving Certificate from Mr. Ashish Khera

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    Mr. Urvesh Vala felicitated the Instructor, Mr. Ashish Khera


    The next training program on Effective Direct Assessment for Pipelines will be on 23 – 24 July 2024 in New Delhi.





    Rishikesh Mishra,

    Manager Technical Services
    AMPP India Chapter


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