What Do the Test Results (From the Manufacturer Test Reports or Your Lab) Mean for Your Pipeline? (previously recorded virtual training)

  • Author: Technical
  • Level: Advanced
  • Study time: 3 hours
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Course overview
**This is a previously recorded virtual training, now provided in on-demand format with PDHs available.**

This course is intended to benefit staff responsible for validating conformance to material specification, whether they be technical staff, receiving department staff, or procurement staff. In addition, this course will benefit anyone who needs a better understanding of how "standard" tests of steel can result in unexpected or inconsistent results, or who need to have a better understanding of how to select a third-party test lab.
  • Video time: 3 hours
  • Exams: 1

Bill Amend

Technical Advisor at RSI Pipeline Solutions (semi-retired): Pipeline Integrity, Metallurgical Engineering and Training
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.