Webinars – Demonstration of Conformance and others

The webinar on 4 August, 2021 (mentioned in an earlier post) was a very successful and popular session with a panel of presenters giving multiple perspectives on how conformance with AS 2885 can be demonstrated in a range of contexts. For those unable to join in, or who want to revisit any aspect, it was recorded and is now available for viewing here.

In fact there is a bunch of previous AS 2885 webinars here. Most run for about an hour but this latest one is about 2 hours because of the number of panellists.

Fracture toughness for components

Fracture control can be complicated enough without the additional subtleties of things other than mainline pipe. It is not surprising that questions arise in this area.

AS2885.info has had a couple of recent additions dealing with Charpy testing for pipeline components – specifically hot tap fittings and flanged valves. These are quite specific issues but may also provide you with some guidance on how to handle other similar topics. And if there are other aspects that are not clear feel free to comment here or email info@as2885.info.

Demonstration of Conformance – webinar

APGA and some of the AS2885.info team have organised an online seminar about demonstration of conformance with AS 2885, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm Wednesday, 4 August, 2021.

Join us for a very special webinar event as APGA and members of the AS2885.info project team host an online workshop for presentations and discussion on matters relevant to conformance with the AS 2885 suite of Standards. The webinar will be a hybrid interactive format, and if you have been involved in demonstration of conformance with a story to tell, you are invited to join us as a panel member.

Pipeline design, construction, operation and maintenance must be done in a manner that conforms with the requirements of the AS 2885 Standard which is referenced in Australian legislation and regulation. But the way conformance should be determined and documented (and why) is not set out in any written guidelines. 

This webinar seeks to raise awareness of the various ways in which conformance can be demonstrated in the pipeline industry today. The webinar is not intended to provide definitive answers to conformance, but to discuss the various ways to do it.

The basic questions relevant to the discussion are:

·         When is assurance of conformance required?

·         Who should provide assurance of conformance, how, and why?

·         How can the client, licensee, or the regulator be confident that conformance has been achieved?

If you work with AS 2885 and have ever been asked to demonstrate conformance to the Standard, this workshop is for you. You can attend as a webinar guest (not visible to attendees), or as a Panel Member (visible on screen).

Panel members will include the AS2885.info team and invited industry members, with Susan Jaques acting as facilitator. 

Outstanding Questions

The AS2885.info team has accrued a backlog of questions from various sources. We are working through them to add to AS2885.info, but users might be interested to see what’s in the list. This is a high-level summary of topics, some of which concern quite specific and detailed questions.

  • Welding on barred tees (Part 2)
  • Weld impact testing (Part 2)
  • Error in Equation B2(1) (Part 5)
  • Weld anomaly assessment (Parts 2 & 3)
  • Interpretation of incident severity in SMS (Part 6)
  • Radiation contour calculation (Part 6)
  • Strength Test Type 2 (Part 5)
  • Exclusions zones (Part 5)
  • Fracture control, hot tap fittings (Part 1)
  • “Pipestrain” usage (Parts 1 & 5)
  • External loads (Part 1)
  • Critical defect length (Part 1)

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If you have a question of any sort about interpretation of AS 2885 feel free to comment on this post or contact the AS2885.info team via the Contact page. Someone in the team will respond (eventually – most of us have busy day jobs).

This blog exists to help users of the AS 2885 suite of Standards. It is a companion to the wiki at AS2885.info and is the best way to raise questions to be added to the wiki for the benefit of all users of AS 2885. For more information about both sites see the About page.