Frenzel is speaking at Crude Pipeline Asset Integrity Congress, Houston TX 2014-11-20

The Only Crude Pipeline Operator-Led Congress Focused On The Entire Pipeline Asset Integrity Management Strategy: From Selection To Implementation

Houston TX Nov 19-20 Website:

Registration, details on the speakers, and the full program are on the website.

Ensuring The Success Of A Project Through The Optimal Selection Of Coating Techniques

Crude Pipeline Asset Integrity Congress 2014

Houston, 19-20-Nov- 2014

Reviewing NACE,-SSPC, ISO Surface Preparation Standards so the owner knows what they’re getting, the contractor knows what they’re supplying, and the paint manufacturer knows what they’re warranting

  • Exploring the three components of a perfect surface Preparation to ensure performance
  • Understanding the logistics of removal of thick coal tar (coating) and tape
  • Evaluating the economic parameters to decide whether to repair or to replace

This is a back to basics presentation. Coatings and the maintenance of pipelines is a subset of corrosion of steel. The pipelines need to last for years. The interior and Exterior coating is the primary deterrent to corrosion.

Sid Taylor of InCal Pipe, developed over the past 15 years, the factors to make a decision to repair or replace, out of the ditch, gas transmission pipelines. This Figure is a general summary for high production recoating of gas transmission pipelines.


Fixing Pipeline Problems; Course Performing Pipeline Rehabilitation 21- October 2014

This Workshop held in Berlin Germany on 2014-Oct-21 was well attended by a multi-national audience, including attendees from Thailand. Over 100 attendees were at the main conference.

Featuring Sidney A Taylor- Lecturer,

The 6th international forum on

Fixing Pipeline Problems

Fixing Pipeline Problems

Technical Conference, Training Courses, and Exhibition

21 – 24 October, 2014 · Estrel Hotel, Berlin, Germany

Training courses: 21-22 October
Conference: 23-24 October
Exhibition: 23-24 October

Performing Pipeline Rehabilitation

This course is centered on the practical aspects of pipeline rehabilitation and covers both internal and external rehabilitation. The course goes into depth on how to safely rehabilitate operating pipelines using manual and automated equipment. Movement of in-service pipelines is analyzed in detail including the application and methodology of recommended practice API 1117. Other industry standards applicable to pipeline rehabilitation are discussed as well as how they should be incorporated into project specifications. Approximately half of the course is spent in analyzing case studies of field rehabilitation projects from around the world. Over 400 photographs are used to illustrate how the work was performed and the results obtained. The course presents techniques for performing the work with a combination of in-house personnel and outside contractors to minimize costs while maintaining clear lines of responsibility.

Who Should Attend

  • Engineers involved in:
    • Determining the best way to rehabilitate a section of pipeline.
    • Preparing the project specifications.
    • Performing the necessary engineering calculations to insure the project is carried out safely.
    • Health and safety issues specific to rehabilitation projects.
  • Field Operations Personnel and contractors who need to be aware of many alternatives techniques available for pipeline rehabilitation and their cost impact.
  • Inspection Personnel involved in evaluation of defects and selection of proper repair techniques.
Course Highlights
view the complete syllabus
This intensive two-day course focuses on real “how to do it” aspects of pipeline repairs and rehabilitation. Course highlights include:

  • Deterioration mechanisms and consequences – internal and external
  • What are the options? Rehabilitation methodology
  • How to safely work on operating pipelines
  • What are the repair options?  How are they installed?
  • How to select a new coating
  • How to safely work with manual and automated equipment
  • What is it going to cost?  Project manpower and equipment needed
  • How to strengthen a pipeline – internally and externally
  • Were they effective? Case study analysis of completed rehabilitation projects
  • 400+ illustrative photographs of actual work and results obtained
LecturersSidney A Taylor is president of Incal Pipeline Rehabilitation, Inc. He has over 30 years’ experience in the design and development of automated high-pressure water jet cleaning and coating systems. Prior to Incal, Sid worked with Schlumberger as a designer and manufacturer of well-logging tools and equipment, with MW Kellogg as a senior regulatory attorney, with Weatherford as general manager of water jetting systems, and with CRC-Evans as vice-president, engineering and marketing, where he was responsible for engineering design, manufacturing, and world-wide marketing of pipeline rehabilitation systems.Lydia M. Frenzel, Ph.D., is Executive Director of the Advisory Council, San Marcos, Texas. She was a Director of WaterJet Technology Association from 1995 to 2007, and since 1985 has been chair of the Waterjetting and Wet Abrasive Blast Cleaning Committees of the collaborative effort between the Society for Protective Coatings and NACE. 

Dr. Frenzel serves as the USA Country Expert to ISO in Surface Preparation. She received the 1996 Steel Structures Painting Council Technical Achievement Award, and in 2004 was selected by the Journal of Coatings and Linings (JPCL) as one of the 20 Most Influential Persons in Coatings in the past 20 years.

Fixing Pipeline Problems, Berlin, Germany 21- OCT-2014

Dr. Lydia Frenzel will be lecturing in the “Performing Pipeline Rehabilitation”  pre event course 21-22 -October-2014 in Berlin, Germay with Sidney A Taylor as the Senior Lecturer. Visit for full conference details.

Speakers and papers are scheduled from: Netherlands, Germany, USA, UK, Czech Republic, Russia, Canada, Italy, France, Abu Dhabi


Fixing Pipeline Problems

Fixing Pipeline Problems


The 6th international forum on FIxing Pipeline Problems

Technical Conference, Training Courses, and Exhibition

21 – 24 October, 2014 · Estrel Hotel, Berlin, Germany

Training courses: 21-22 October
Conference: 23-24 October
Exhibition: 23-24 October

This international conference and its accompanying exhibition will cover a wide range of issues concerning pipeline rehabilitation, ranging from the initial stages of evaluation of a pipeline’s condition to the steps required to undertake rehabilitation of the structure to ensure its continued fitness-for-purpose and prolong its economic lifetime. The event is being planned not only to discuss the latest developments in the industry, but also to showcase some of the industry’s latest achievements, and to provide an unmatched opportunity of both networking and learning.

Two pre-conference courses will be offered on 21-22 October:

  • Performing Pipeline Rehabilitation
  • Pipeline Repair, Hot Tapping, and In-Service Welding

The conference programme, 23-24 October, will be of relevance to all involved in the operation and lifetime planning of pipelines transporting all types of hazardous hydrocarbons both on- and offshore – in particular oil and gas – as well as to those involved in their regulation and safety.

Organizing Committee

  • BJ Lowe, Clarion Technical Conferences, Houston, USA
  • Sid Taylor, Incal Pipeline Rehabilitation, Houston, Moscow, and Paris
  • John Tiratsoo, Tiratsoo Technical