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A Pipeline Welding Conference Makes Its Debut

Welding has always been an integral part of pipeline construction. It all goes back to the days when hand-held oxyacetylene torches were used to connect pipes together in the field. Much has happened since, and what has happened or, better yet, is happening will be the topics for an AWS conference on Pipeline Welding. The conference will be held on June 4-5, 2013 in Houston, TX.

Some of the key subjects that will be covered include the intense interest in the welding of the high strength X80 pipe steels, the many orbital processes that are seeing the light of day in pipeline spreads and from offshore barges throughout the world. The new FRIEX system from Belgium is receiving attention, and engineers at Lincoln Electric are busily working on their new hybrid laser arc welding system.

Pipelines and welding – they go hand in hand.

Hotel Information

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton – Houston by the Galleria
5353 Westheimer Road
Houston, TX 77056-5474
Phone: 713-961-9000
Hotel Rate: $149.00
Hotel Cutoff Date: May 3, 2013
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 Tuesday, June 4, 2013

8:15 am - 8:30 am

Welcome Remarks:
Scott Funderburk, On-Site Chairman


8:30 am - 9:00 am

Keynote Address:
New Developments in Mechanized Pipeline Welding

Brian Laing, President, CRC-Evans Pipeline International

9:00 am - 9:30 am

Grade X80 Pipeline Technology: Current Status and Technical Challenges
J. R. Gordon, Senior Vice President, Microalloying International Inc.

9:30 am - 10:00 am

Revisions for Pipeline Repair in API 1104
William A. Bruce, Director of Welding and Materials Technology, Pipeline & Facility Risk Management Det Norske Veritas (USA), Inc.

10:30 am - 11:00 am


11:00 am - 11:30 am

ASME Section IX Requirements for Advanced Pipeline Welding Processes
Matt Boring, Senior Welding Engineer, Kiefner & Associates, Inc.

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Hybrid Laser Arc Welding of High Strength Pipeline Girth Welds
Ian D. Harris, Technology Leader, Arc Welding, Edison Welding Institute

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm



1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Automated Corrosion Repair of Pipelines
Connie Reichert, Principal Engineer, Design, Controls & Automation Edison Welding Institute
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

SMAW: the Evolution of Stick Welding, from a Welder's Perspective
Lori Kuiper, Offshore & Pipeline Segment Manager, Euroweld, Ltd

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm


2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Comparison of Mechanical Properties and Productivity Using the Various SMAW Techniques for Pipelines
Russel Fuchs,Senior Technical Manager, Bohler Welding Group USA
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Induction Heat Treatment of Pipeline Welds
James A. Byrne, Miller Electric

 Wednesday, June 5, 2013


8:30 am - 9:00 am

Specimen Quality for Fatigue Test Girth Welds
Paul Tews, Principal Welding Engineer, Subsea 7

9:00 am - 9:30 am

Understanding the Sources and Remedies of Hydrogen-Induced Cracking in Transmission Pipeline Applications
Derick Railling, Product Manager, Global Onshore Pipeline, ITW Welding

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Overcoming Welding Challenges in Onshore Pipeline Construction
Scott Funderburk, Director of Welding Engineering, CRC-Evans Pipeline International

10:30 am - 11:00 am


11:00 am - 11:30 am

Innovations in Mechanized Onshore Pipeline Welding Technology
Chris Penniston, Welding and Materials Engineer, RMS Welding Systems

11:30 am - 12:00 am

Transitioning from X-Ray to Automated Ultrasonic Testing
Kenneth J. Greene, Lead Technician, T. D. Williamson, Inc.

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm



1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Welding in an Oil/Shale Environment
Kevin A. Beardsley, The Lincoln Electric Co.

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

How Some of the Latest Technology Is Being Applied to CRA Welding
Olivier Jouffron, Technical Manager, Serimax North America - Vallourec Group

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Dual Process "Hybrid" Technique for Pipeline Welding
Wynhold Wijnholds, President of, Magnatech International

2:30 pm


Need additional information regarding conferences, conference exhibits, or registration?
Call (800) 443-9353 x 223 (U.S.) or (305) 443-9353 x 223 (outside the U.S.)
or email Alina Blanco