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Project Report: Addressing Human Factors for Non-Destructive Evaluation In-The-Ditch

Non-destructive evaluation (NDE) is frequently performed in-the-ditch to evaluate potential pipeline defects that could impact safety and reliability, but these in-the-ditch inspections may lack accuracy and reliability due to human factors. PHMSA funded a project focused on this issue, led by Battelle. Extensive interviews, protocol reviews, field observations, and control tests with field pipe defects were systematically analyzed to identify and prioritize human factors which may adversely affect measurement results. Technology and human solutions were piloted.

PHMSA will host a teleconference on the project results on Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 2PM to 3PM Eastern. There will be a summary slideshow of the NDE project results with Q&A at the end.

  • Conference Call Line: 1 (877) 336-1839.
  • Access Code: 9849115

Additional information and final reporting on this NDE project can be found on PHMSA’s website. For questions, contact Robert Smith at (919) 238-4759 or via email.