The workshop will discuss the 4 elements (Threats, Barriers, Assurance and Verification tools), essential for any successful corrosion management system. This is done through short lectures with ample opportunity for discussion. Case studies will help the participants put what was learned during the lectures into practice. Although the current model is aimed at the corrosion processes in upstream Oil and Gas, the principle can be applied to any industry.
The main problem with corrosion management and prevention is that it is invisible. You don’t know that you’re doing well until you have done a full corrosion inspection. Assurance is only giving circumstantial evidence. Corrosion management can be tricky if all checks and balances are not properly implemented.
When the 4 principles as explained in this workshop are applied consistently you will be able to effectively manage corrosion. Our corrosion training workshops held in Mexico aim to give a comprehensive methodology to manage corrosion on your assets.
One could say that the purpose is to make inspection superfluous. Not living in an ideal world this is not true of course and both the company and the authorities will require some hard evidence that everything is in control.
-Discover the cost-effective corrosion prevention and management across all your assets
-Learn how you can make corrosion management system work in your organisation? – studying the steps
-Measure the success of your corrosion management system
-Hear from industry experts and your peers on best-practices in corrosion control and management
-Inspect techniques related to threats
-Understand what level of verification that is appropriate
Who Must Attend
-Maintenance engineers and management
- Setting the scene and explaining the basics
- Threat identification: what are threats and how best to define them
- When are threats credible
- Barrier selection methods
- Principles of Assurance and Verification
Day 1, Afternoon workshop:
- How to subdivide a system such that threats and barriers can clearly be identified
- Case studies in small groups
Day 2, Morning lectures:
- What level of assurance do we need to give sufficient confidence?
- What level of verification is required?
Day 2, Afternoon workshop:
- Bringing it all together
- How to make it work in your organisation
- Adapting to change
CASE STUDIES TO BE DISCUSSED
- 300km 36″ wet gas pipelines in deepwater north sea
- 20″ crude oil gathering system pipelines in Africa
- Subsea gas gathering system in south america with pipelines connected to gather gas to CPU
- 48″ offshore crude loading line
- Topsides corrosion management in north sea
- Gas treatment plant corrosion mangement for both onshore and offshore
- Troll wet gas pipelines in Norway
- Replacement of sabotaged pipelines in Nigeria
- Installation of 13Cr pipelines in The Netherlands
- Upgrade project Shell Expro (1 billion investment to upgrade corroded facility)
- Shell RCM studies (reliability / availability studies)
- Lean/ six sigma management studies (reduce waste)
The workshop will discuss the 4 elements (Treats, Barriers, Assurance and Verification tools) , essential for any successful corrosion management system. This is done through short lectures with ample opportunity for discussion. Case studies will help the participants to put what was learned during the lectures into practice. Although the current model is aimed at the corrosion processes in upstream Oil and Gas, the principle can be applied to any industry.
The 4-step methodology relies heavily on the use of checklists and pre-defined relationships between threats and barriers, between barriers and assurances and threat morphology and verification methods. Its focus is on the application of the corrosion management in the operational phase. It assumes that the design has done properly and the most appropriate barriers and assurance methods have been selected. As such any risk assessment concept is outside the scope of this workshop. However we will address the issue in the day 2 afternoon workshop if there is sufficient interest.
The corrosion management systems as discussed have been implemented in both Shell and BP.
Bio: Willem van Gestel
Willem graduated as metallurgist from Delft Technical University in 1976 followed by 9 years of materials testing and failure analysis for a broad spectrum of industries. He joined Shell International EP in 1985 and has worked as a corrosion engineer with emphasis on pipelines (both design and operations) in Brunei, Norway, Nigeria, Netherlands, UK and US. He retired from Shell in 2010 and now works as independent consultant. Has extensive experience in developing and implementing corrosion management systems.
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