Pipeline Integrity: A Review of Regulatory Frameworks for Effective Assessment 

  • Author: Technical Toolboxes
  • Level: Advanced
  • Study time: 1 hour
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By the end of this course, the learner will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the importance of regular integrity assessments in pipeline management by examining key regulatory frameworks such as 49 CFR Parts 192 Subpart I, Subpart L, Subpart O, and Part 195 Subpart H, along with industry standards including API 1160, ASME B31.8S, and AMPP/NACE guidelines for ILI (In-Line Inspection), ECDA (External Corrosion Direct Assessment), ICDA (Internal Corrosion Direct Assessment), and SCCDA (Stress Corrosion Cracking Direct Assessment).

  • Video time: 1 hour
  • Exams: 1- 80% passing 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.