First Annual Intertek AIM Engineering: High Energy Piping Symposium

July 31, 2017

Join us for our first annual High Energy Piping (HEP) Symposium July 31- August 3, 2017 at the Intertek Asset Integrity Management (AIM) Engineering office in Santa Clara, CA.  Don’t miss this opportunity to participate in a meeting where asset integrity, reliability, and safety programs are discussed and ideas shared on improving equipment reliability and safety through data, inspection, and knowledge management.
Major failures in high energy piping systems over the past 30 years highlight the need to establish an effective maintenance and inspection program to prevent future failures.
High energy piping systems are affected by various factors such as high temperature creep, fatigue, creep-fatigue, thermal shock, ratcheting and flow accelerated corrosion. Load cycles may also add stress to high energy piping systems – pushing the system beyond its original design limits.
Failures in high energy piping systems that are caused by these issues can result in personnel injuries and fatalities, as well as damaged equipment and loss of power generation. To avoid these catastrophic failures, power plant operators need to maintain the safe and reliable operation of their high-energy piping systems.

If you want to learn more about how high energy piping is an integral part of an asset integrity management program, you should consider attending this informative meeting. Whether you have responsibility for boilers, piping systems, pressure vessels, or any high-energy piping systems in power plants, refineries, pipelines, chemical plants, etc., Intertek AIM’s High Energy Piping capabilities will help you improve equipment reliability and maintain safety.

Presentation topics include:

  • Introduction to HEP
  • Stress Basics             
  • Damage and Failure Mechanisms              
  • ASME B31.1 Power Piping Code
  • Supports and Components
  • High Energy Piping Walkdowns               
  • Corrective Actions – Travel and Load Adjustments              
  • Stress Analysis Part 1
  • Selection of Examination Locations
  • Nondestructive Examinations
  • Data Management                    
  • Special Topics (including Grade 91, Fitness-for-Service evaluations, FAC)
  • Stress Analysis Part 2
  • Future Developments

The cost of attending is $600/attendee through May 15, 2017, $750 afterwards.   A discount of $100 per registrant is available to teams of 3 or more who register together for the conference.
For more information email, or call us at 408-636-5373.
Click on the Register button below and we look forward to seeing you in Santa Clara!!



 Monday, July 31st 
6:00pm - 8:00pmInformal Welcome Reception
Tuesday, August 1st 
7:30am - 8:30am Breakfast
8:30am - 5:00pm Paper presentations & open discussions (lunch provided)
6:00pm – 9:00pm Evening Event
Wednesday, August 2nd 
7:30am - 8:30am  Breakfast
8:30am - 5:00pmPaper presentations & open discussions (lunch provided)
6:00pm - 8:00pmEvening Reception
 Thursday, August 3rd 
7:30am - 8:00am Continental Breakfast
8:00am – 12:00 noon Training Seminars
1:00pm – 4:00pm Industry Topic Discussion (if sufficient interest – topic TBD)