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ATCO Pipelines Girth Weld Fitness for Service Assessment

Integrity services to transport energy products safely

  • Alberta

    Alberta

90% time and cost savings achieved through innovation

To assess vintage pipelines for adherence to modern fitness-for-service (FFS) standards, ATCO required the services of a trusted engineering partner. We have a strong safety culture at the heart of our operations, and we have technical specialists with the right knowledge and experience to help ATCO keep their energy assets compliant and in safe working order.

Our team evaluated above- and below-ground, in-service girth welds based on Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Z662 15 criteria for the safe design, construction, and maintenance of oil and gas pipeline systems. This involved engineering assessments of welds for operating risk, and we used a combination of established industry methods, such as the American Petroleum Institute (API) 579 failure assessment diagramming and finite element modeling.

Drawing on decades of industry experience providing digital solutions for our clients, we created an innovative, desktop-based tool that helped us conduct these complex FFS assessments. Our confident project delivery and the tool’s auto-generated PDF reports resulted in an approximate 90% cost and time savings for ATCO.

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Meet Our Team

Dan Jungwirth, Manager, Integrity Programs

I’m all about technical excellence. I find innovative ways to keep pipelines operating safely, efficiently, and economically.

Kristian Olsen, Team Lead, Facilities Integrity

I want to be someone who always raises the bar on safety and quality, who helps shape the kind of industry we’d want our kids to be part of.
Kristian Olsen Team Lead, Facilities Integrity Read More

Dennis Zadery, Vice President, Integrity

Always reserve judgment or opinion until all of the facts are confirmed. Then you can develop a true, unbiased assessment of the situation.

Dan Jungwirth

Manager, Integrity Programs

Kristian Olsen

Team Lead, Facilities Integrity

Dennis Zadery

Vice President, Integrity

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