IPG 2019 - International Pipeline Geotechnical Conference

Dates: 

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 to Thursday, June 27, 2019

Meeting Location: 

Catholic University of Argentina, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Description and Details: 

IPG 2019 is an international event to share knowledge, foster international cooperation, and promote technical progress by advancing the management of natural forces impacting pipelines – protecting the public, environment, energy infrastructure assets, and ensuring safe and reliable operations.

Pipeline risk factors associated with natural forces include:

  • Landslides and mass movement
  • Tectonics/seismicity — including fault crossings and liquefaction
  • Hydrotechnical — including river scour and channel migration
  • Erosion and upheaval displacement
  • Geochemical — including karst and acid rock drainage
  • Unique soil structure — including residual and sensitive soils
  • Desert mechanisms — including dune migration
  • Volcanic mechanisms
  • Freezing of unfrozen ground
  • Thawing of permafrost terrain
  • These forces have become critical in the integrity management of pipelines, due to failures causing loss of life and damage to the environment. The risk factors, known as geohazards, result from geotechnical, geological, hydrological, or tectonic natural processes that represent potential threats usually induced during the pipeline construction and operations.

These forces have become critical in the integrity management of pipelines, due to failures causing loss of life and damage to the environment. The risk factors, known as geohazards, result from geotechnical, geological, hydrological, or tectonic natural processes that represent potential threats usually induced during the pipeline construction and operations. 

Geohazard management practices, including special design and construction, monitoring and inspection, risk assessment and associated data management, have seen considerable advancements in recent years as the topic has gained prominence within the pipeline community.

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Disasters Program Role: 

Presenting