YPAC Edmonton - Keeping Pressure Equipment Operating Reliably – An Overview of Non-Destructive Testing in Today’s Pipeline Industry
Join IRISNDT and the Edmonton YPAC (Young Pipeliners Association of Canada) Chapter to learn more about the testing techniques used to keep pipelines operating safe and reliably! The event will include a light catered dinner, networking opportunities, technical talk and shop tour!
IRISNDT is a global innovator in Non-destructive Testing (NDT), Asset Integrity Engineering, and Software Systems, providing specialized NDT, pipeline and pressure equipment integrity, robotics, rope access, and heat treatment services. Started in 1953, IRISNDT focuses on quality and safety, and provides leading edge technologies and service excellence to an ever-expanding clientele in North America, the United Kingdom, and Australia.
Keynote Speaker: Ana Benz
Ana Benz, the IRISNDT Chief Engineer, has worked for IRISNDT for 22 years as a Corrosion, Failure and Inspection Specialist. She performs inspections and organizes plant inspection projects using mainstream and advanced inspection technologies. Ana has worked extensively for the Chemical Process Industry, Petrochemical Plants, Fertilizer Plants, Oil and Gas and nickel refineries around the world. She graduated as a Materials Engineer in the University Simon Bolivar in Venezuela and then obtained a Master’s degree in Materials Engineering at the University of British Columbia many years ago. She has several CGSB NDT certificates and CWB Level 3 and API 510 certifications. Ana was a member of the NACE Edmonton Executive for 15 years and before that participated in various capacities for the Edmonton Chapter of the Canadian Welding Institute. She is very happy and proud to be part of the IPEIA Public Relations Committee.
Nathan Pasemko (Sr. NDT Operations Director) will be presenting computed and digital radiography of piping and pipelines.
Paul Mabbett (Rope Access & Mechanical Services Technical Director) will be presenting rope access, an innovative technology with specialized harnesses and ropes used to reach difficult to access areas safely and with minimum disruptions. Beyond inspections, this technology is the backbone for today’s industrial projects requiring electrical, insulation, and overall refurbishments.
5:30-6:00pm - Registration, Networking and Dinner
6:00pm - Technical Talk Presentation by IRISNDT Chief Engineer Ana Benz
6:45pm - Shop Tour, including mock-up field industrial radiography and rope access test
7:30pm - Event Wrap-up
NOTE: Attendees are required to wear closed toe shoes for this event as it includes a shop tour