Case History of a Pipeline HDD Replacement

  • Author: Technical Toolboxes
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Study time: 1 hour
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Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) now dictated by regulatory and sound engineering practice, has become the primary way of installing pipelines quickly, economically and without impacting the environment.

However, we are seeing new problems emerge such as inadvertent returns, damaged coating and pipe causing a new dilemma in the industry.

This course covers the field engineering and design build of an HDD project.
It reviews the post testing of the coatings, performance and CP requirements of the crossing and the pipeline.
  • Video time: 1 hour
  • Exams: 1 - 100%  pass grade required 

Joe Pikas

Content SME-V.P. for Pipeline Integrity and Corrosion Engineering Services for Technical Toolboxes
Joe Pikas is a consultant for Technical Toolboxes with more than 50 years of experience in pipeline construction, operations, corrosion control design, and implementation, including pipeline engineering management. He is an expert in pipeline integrity management, risk management, coating materials selection, cathodic protection design, and testing, and internal and external pipeline corrosion control. In 2009, he was awarded the NACE Distinguished Service Award and received an industry award in 2002 from AGA, GTI, INGAA, NACE, OPS, and PRCI International. Also, he has contributed over 50 papers to industry trade magazines, NACE, SSPC, and other publications and conferences.