September 28, 2023: ERW Pipe: History, Metallurgy and Integrity Management Issues

  • Author: Greg Quickel
  • Level: Advanced
  • Study time: 3.25 hours
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Course overview
What is Electric Resistance Welded pipe? What is the difference between ERW and seamless pipe? What are the advantages and disadvantages of ERW tubes? How can we identify ERW pipes? 

If your pipeline system includes significant mileage of ERW pipe or you have any role in the procurement, inspection and/or integrity management of ERW pipe this is the webinar you need. 

PDH Certificate included upon successful completion

  • Course Outline

    • How is ERW made? Historical and modern processes
    • Identifying ERW in the field (seamless v. ERW, finding the fusion line, unique visible features)
    • Measuring the properties of ERW seams in the lab (destructively) and in the field (nondestructively). Evaluating MTRs for ERW.
    • ERW manufacturing flaws; How to find them and assessing the significance of detected flaws. Historical safety performance of ERW.
    • Repair options for ERW seams
    • Comparing manufacturing standards applicable to ERW (API PSL 1, and PSL 2, ASTM)
    • What the federal pipeline safety regs say specifically about ERW
    • Reports and other resources for understanding ERW pipe integrity issues and typical ERW properties

Gregory Thomas Quickel

Head of Section for Incident Investigation, DNV
ABOUT Gregory thomas Quickel
Gregory Quickel is a Principal Engineer with DNV and is Head of Section – Investigation with DNV.  He has worked on over 100 failure analysis projects in the oil and gas, utilities, and aerospace industry.  Some of the causes of failure he has worked on include stress corrosion cracking (SCC), caustic cracking, oxygen corrosion, carbonic acid corrosion, microbially influenced corrosion (MIC), selective seam corrosion, various seam weld defect failures, hydrogen cracking of girth welds, fatigue, corrosion fatigue, creep, and mechanical damage.  Gregory Quickel is a Licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) in the state of Ohio and graduated from The Ohio State University with a B.S and M.S. in Materials Science & Engineering.