Direct Assessment

Pipeline Direct Assessment

Direct Assessment (DA)

The Direct Assessment (DA) course concentrates on internal, external, and stress corrosion cracking direct assessment, along with pre- and post-assessment, quality assurance, data analysis and integration, and remediation and mitigation activities. The course also covers the benefits and limitations of Direct Assessment, its relationship to an overall integrity assessment program and industry standards, regulations, and best practices.

The course is presented in a format of lecture, discussion, and group exercises.

Who should attend:

  • Pipeline Integrity Managers
  • Pipeline Implementation Managers
  • Pipeline Maintenance and Optimization Personnel
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Why attend - benefits of attending

After attending this course you will be able to:

  • Describe DA and the relationship to an overall pipeline corrosion integrity management program
  • Recognize the benefits and limitations of DA
  • Recall standards related to DA
  • Differentiate DA from other pipeline integrity methods
  • Perform quality assurance
  • Establish corrosion rates
  • Explain responsibilities of the operator and/or service provider
  • Categorize the DA Phases:
    • Pre-assessment
    • Indirect inspections
    • Direct examinations
    • Post-assessment
  • Recognize the different types of DA:
    • External Corrosion Direct Assessment (ECDA)
    • Internal Corrosion Direct Assessment (ICDA)
    • Stress Corrosion Cracking Direct Assessment (SCCDA)
    • Confirmatory Direct Assessment (DA)

What this course covers

  • How DA relates to an overall corrosion integrity program
  • Benefits and limitations of DA
  • How to identify different types of DA
  • Setting a baseline for corrosion rates

Course format

Each participant will receive a comprehensive manual that includes a glossary of terms, references for additional reading, and copies of relevant handouts, standards, and regulations.

The written exam consists of 100, multiple-choice questions. To receive a certificate and CEUs you must attend all 40 hours of the course and attain at least 70% on the exam.

4 Day Course
3.0 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)


No prior training or experience is required.

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