Reynolds Wrap Up: Highlights from the API Subcommittee on Inspection and Mechanical Integrity (SCIMI) Meetings at the Fall 2017 API Standards Meeting

By John Reynolds, Principal Consultant at Intertek. December 19, 2017

Inspection and Mechanical Integrity Summit Planning Meeting

  • The seventh API Inspection and Mechanical Integrity (IMI) Summit will be held the week of January 28 – 31, 2019 at the Galveston Convention Center (mark your calendars now); initial planning meetings are underway.
  • The name has changed to include Mechanical Integrity, which better reflects the scope of the Summit and will once again cover the three main business sectors:
    • Downstream (Refining and Petrochemical),
    • Midstream (Terminals, Gas Plants, and Pipelines),
    • Upstream (Exploration and Production).
  • Each business sector will again cover three main Inspection and Mechanical Integrity Tracks:
    • Corrosion and Damage Mechanism Management,
    • Inspection and NDE,
    • Engineering and Asset Integrity Programs.
  • Several new ideas were tabled at this meeting to further enhance the value of the Summit, including moving toward 30 minute presentations instead of 45 minutes, allowing more presentations to be included in the Summit.
  • First call for Summit Presentations will be issued in early March 2018. Presenters should start thinking about what they would like to present.
  • The Summit will kick off with IMI training courses on Monday and attendees can sign up to attend any of the offered courses that may be of interest.
  • Inspectioneering Journal will once again be our media partner and a primary source for advance information for the 2019 IMI Summit. Stay tuned.

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