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Through-life engineering for pipeline transport

We apply engineering technical expertise to various asset integrity assurance and management programs, assisting you in meeting and exceeding industry standards, codes, and regulations.

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Lee Hedd

Business Development Manager

Ottawa, Canada


Design, construction and operations consulting services

We research innovative tools that support the design, construction and operations, in-service assessment, root-cause investigations, and repair solutions. The results of our efforts are often used to develop and advance industry standards, codes and regulations, and safety practices.

We develop practical and innovative solutions to engineering problems using advanced technical knowledge and expertise supported by experimentation and testing, field measurement, design, and analysis.

Our services:

  • Strain-Based Assessments
  • FEA Analysis
  • Geohazard Assessments
  • Design and Construction and Operations Consulting Services
  • In-Service Support and Repair
  • Field Instruments and Assessments
  • Welding Engineering Expertise
  • Welding Engineering and Process Optimization
  • Materials Engineering and Testing
  • Full-Scale Testing of Pipeline Anomalies

In-service support and repair solutions

We provide stress analysis, materials expertise, and fatigue and fracture assessment tools are combined to give design and in-service support for a wide range of pipeline and facility applications.

These services draw on our expertise with materials, welding, corrosion, mechanical, structural engineering, and code compliance to deliver remedial action plans, including complete engineering solutions, design, and material specifications, welding procedures, and concept and detailed construction drawing packages.

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Field instruments and assessments

We have a wealth of experience supporting long- and short-term data acquisition and monitoring projects in the field, including developing plans, design, and assembly of data acquisition, storage, power, and reporting systems for on- or off-grid systems. Our instruments have been used for monitoring, processing, and reporting strain, temperature, speed, motions, and visual observations on pipelines and facility piping.

  • Geo and Hydro Hazard Assessment and Mitigation Design
  • HDD Profile Design and Analysis
  • Design, Construction and Operations Standards Development
  • Emergency Response Protocol Development
Safety case

Pipeline integrity assessments

We have developed advanced analysis techniques to assess pipeline integrity for many anomalies, including pipe wall deformations, dents, and wrinkles. Fatigue, corrosion, and environmentally assisted cracking damage are considered with ILI data to establish optimal re-test/re-inspection intervals.

Geohazard Strain-Based Assessments and Analysis

We provide conventional and advanced 3D continuum pipeline (pipe-soil interaction) modelling and expertise to deliver value in design, integrity assessment, and remedial action development. The effects of non-typical surface loading and hazards, including slope movement, faulting, or other ground movements, are assessed and forecasted while considering the pipeline's soil type, pipe geometry, alignment, and material properties.

  • Pipeline Response to Slope Movement and Ground Subsidence
  • Strain Based Design
  • Buckle/Wrinkle Assessment
  • Dent/Mechanical Damage Assessment
  • Girth Weld and Long Seam Crack Assessment
  • Corrosion Assessment
  • Environmentally assisted and Fatigue Cracking Assessment
  • Pressure Test Evaluation
  • Engineering Critical Assessment
  • Failure Assessment
  • Fatigue Life Prediction
  • Test Interval Definition
  • Forensic Investigation
  • Rail and Road Crossing Assessment
  • River Crossing and Flood Assessment
  • Fluid Dynamics and Vibration Measurements
  • Field Assessment

Design and Construction and Operations Consulting Services

We offer a wide range of pipeline design, construction, and operations support with a broad background in system design, analysis, hazard mitigation, and regulatory and code compliance. Our services in these areas provide practical and innovative solutions backed by more than 60 years of combined experience.

Full-Scale Testing of Pipeline Anomalies

We have developed full-scale testing facilities and procedures to evaluate the strength and fatigue life of damaged or degraded (cracked, rusted, dented, buckled, or wrinkled) pipe.

The facility is used extensively to create and test dents (simulated and removed from service) with and without corrosion and weld interaction to evaluate fatigue life.  We also conduct leak rate testing to support the consequence evaluation of through-wall cracks.

  • Failure Analysis
  • Novel Test Procedure Development/Application
  • Standard Testing Services – Tensile Strength – Toughness (CTOD, J-R, SENT, CVN) – Fatigue (SN, Strain Life, Crack Growth Rate) – Weld (Bend, Tekken, WIC) – Hardness
  • Full-Scale Testing Services
  • Dent with and Without Weld, Metal Loss, Cracks, Assessment, and Performance Evaluation
  • Wrinkle and Wrinkle Bend Assessment and Performance Evaluation
  • Feature Assessment based on ILI data defining integrity and inspection interval
  • Fatigue Crack Growth in Pipe Body and Long Seam
  • Pressure Testing
  • Leak Rate Evaluation

Integrity management tools

Flaw Check

Our structural integrity assessment software analyses crack-like flaws for fatigue life and failure assessments using a range of operating loads and various industry standards (i.e., BS 7910, API 579, CSA Z662, NG-18, and others).

Span Check

Unsupported pipeline span and river crossing scenario safety

Dent Check

Fatigue life evaluation of dented pipe with and without interacting features


Supporting material validation

Collaborating with

Pipeline Research Council International logo

Pipeline Research Council International

ASME logo

American Society of Mechanical Engineers

American Petroleum Institute logo

American Petroleum Institute

CEPA logo

Canadian Energy Pipeline Association

CSA Group

CSA Standards Group

Interstate Natural Gas Association of America logo

Interstate Natural Gas Association of America

PHMSA logo

Pipelines and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration