Oil & Natural Gas Special Interest Group
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Corrosion in oil and gas - Singapore

Date From: 21 July 2016
Location: Singapore
Description: Evening meeting in Singapore, with presentation by from Olympus and organised by Olympus, IChemE's Oil & Natural Gas Special Interest Groups.
Event Type: Special Interest Groups
Venue: Singapore Polytechnic, LT at Blk 11B

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Evening meeting in Singapore, with technical presentations by Olympus. Registration from 18:00; the event will commence at 18:30 and close at 20:30. Attendance at the event is free of charge and open to all. Bring along your colleagues working in the industry in Singapore, and introduce them to IChemE, Oil & Natural Gas SIG.

Advance booking is essential. Register now >>


Presentation 1 - Corrosion market - What can your videoscope see?

In order to detect corrosion in the Oil and Gas or Power Generation industry, ultrasound, eddy current, phased array are commonly used to detect these issues . These techniques and tested and proven in the field, but they do require a certain level of knowledge to use and analyse the results. The presentation to highlight the improvements and features that are useful for corrosion detection using remote visual inspection.

Presentation 2 - Advancements in Corrosion Inspection Techniques

The oil and gas and power generation industries’ aging infrastructures are resulting in costly unscheduled maintenance and shutdowns and increased safety concerns. Ultrasonic corrosion mapping inspection is a key aspect of infrastructure integrity programs. The main problem of thickness gaging and conventional UT is time consuming, low data density, inability to do monitoring since the data taken periodically cannot be directly compared. This presentation is an exploration of the current technologies for corrosion mapping and the comparisons for benefits and shortcomings of each inspection strategy.


Jeffrey Koh
Currently, Remote Visual Inspection (RVI) Assistant Applications Manager in Olympus, providing customer training, application support, and after sales support. He is also working with head office research and development department for product evaluation and product development involving Olympus RVI equipment. He also spent his time under the regional training academy as a trainer to facilitate training for sales staff within Olympus as well as from related distributors, in addition to formulating training materials for the academy.

François-Côme Beaupré 
He started his career by joining research and development technical team in Québec, Canada in 2000, where he was part of the system integration team to develop Phased Array technology into online inspection systems. In 2003, he became product leader for the OmniScan Product line where he worked at solving applications namely in aerospace and oil and gas industries. In 2011, he took the role of OmniScan product manager with the responsibilities of supporting the development, production and global marketing of the different products around advanced inspection solutions. Through a global exposure, he has acquired a wide perspective of the Non Destructive Testing (NDT) market itself as well the client's requirements. More recently in 2015, he took the opportunity to relocate in Singapore as the NDT Business Development Manager, supporting the Asia Pacific Region.


Singapore Polytechnic
LT11BL5 (at Block 11B Level 5, near to Dover MRT station)
500 Dover Rd, Singapore 139651
Map and directions >>


IChemE gratefully acknowledges:

 Singapore Polytechnic's sponsorship for this SONG event through provision of its venue facilities.

Olympus, for sponsoring the refreshments at this event. 


This event is free of charge and open to all. Advance booking is essential.
Register now >>

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