ECDA/ICDA (External Corrosion Direct Assessment-Internal Corrosion Direct Assessment)

September 16-20, 2024 | GTI Energy HQ | $2,150

Course Overview:

The critical areas of the pipeline integrity management (PIM) plan involve identifying high consequence areas. In the two workshops (ECDA 2.5 days + ICDA 1.5 days) you'll learn the four steps needed to assess corrosion inside and outside of your pipeline:

  1. Pre-assessment
  2. Indirect inspection
  3. Direct examination
  4. Post-assessment

CEU 3 | PDH 30

Target Audience:

  • Field technicians and engineers who will be responsible for implementing PIM programs
  • Engineering staff who are responsible for PIM plan design and implementation
  • Field management responsible for the PIM plan
  • Third-party contractors supplying the labor to implement PIM programs

Topics Covered:

ECDA is a 2.5-day workshop and its topics include:

  • What is ECDA?
  • How Codes Relate
  • Limits of ECDA
  • ECDA Pre-assessment Step
  • Selection Segments
  • Identification of HCAs
  • Prioritization Requirements and Criteria
  • Historical Data
  • Pre-assessment Data Collection
  • Pre-assessment Integration and Analysis
  • Pre-assessment Integration
  • ECDA Indirect Inspection Step
  • ECDA Direct Examination Step
  • ECDA Post-assessment Step

ICDA is a 1.5-day workshop and its topics include:

  • Introduction and Overview
  • Pre-assessment Data Collection and Integration
  • Identifying Sites
  • Inspection and Monitoring Methods
  • Direct Examinations
  • Remaining Strength
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Post-assessment
  • Records and Exceptions to Protocol
  • GTI ICDA Implementation Protocol
  • DOT Part 192 Subpart O—Integrity Management
  • DOT Protocol Area D—Direct Assessment Plan

If you're registering with a company colleague (or two or more) at the same time, you can save an additional 10%. (The 10% discount applies only to two or more students taking the same class and does not apply to two students taking separate courses.) Contact us if you plan to use the team discount.

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