Introduction to Pipeline Steels:
Manufacturing, Specifications, Standards, and Metallurgy:
Part 2: Comparison of Steel Pipe Composition-Vintage vs. Modern
(previously recorded live training)

  • Author: Technical Toolboxes
  • Level: Advanced
  • Study time: 2 hours
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(Video Only. No PDH available)

This course introduces the learner to comparisons between early vintage and modern steel compositions, shedding light on the implications when selecting the best welding technique and sampling, and how steel grades have changed over time.


  • Video time: 2 hours

Bill Amend 

Technical Advisor at RSI Pipeline Solutions (semi-retired): Pipeline Integrity, Metallurgical Engineering and Training
ABOUT Bill
Mr. Amend has provided metallurgical engineering services to the energy industry (oil & gas production and pipelines and geothermal energy production) since 1979. He previously worked with DNV (12 years), Structural Integrity Associates (5 years), Southern California Gas Company (14 years), and Unocal Corporation (12 years).

His areas of expertise include failure analysis, integrity management of early vintage steel pipelines and pipeline welds, in-situ, nondestructive determination of pipe properties, development and review of welding procedures for in-service pipelines and pipeline repair, materials selection for hydrogen pipelines, materials testing and selection for severe geothermal environments, and technical training.

He has served in various leadership roles in subcommittees of API 1104 and has managed and conducted several research projects for PRCI, earning the Distinguished Service Award from PRCI in 2002.

He is a co-holder of three U.S. patents related to the control of corrosion in geothermal systems.

Mr. Amend is a Professional Engineer registered in the State of California. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Metallurgical Engineering from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.