ROD RHEAUME, PROJECT MANAGER OF INTEGRITY MANAGEMENT AT HMI TECHNICAL SOLUTIONS, PRESENTED AT THE PIPELINE PIGGING & INTEGRITY MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE
HMI Technical Solutions Project Manager of Integrity Management Rod Rheaume presented a paper about External Corrosion Direct Assessment (ECDA) surveys at the 2020 Pipeline Pigging & Integrity Management (PPIM) Conference in Houston, TX on Friday, February 21, 2020. PPIM is the pipeline industry’s only forum devoted exclusively to pigging for maintenance and inspection, as well as integrity evaluation and repair.
In his presentation, Mr. Rheaume acknowledged the effectiveness of using ECDA surveys to perform assessments on un-piggable lines and educated operators on ways to ensure the validity and compliance of the ECDA process. Mr. Rheaume noted, “Assessments on un-piggable lines can be challenging for most operators. Having a fully developed procedure for the ECDA survey process can help operators avoid pitfalls and comply with the necessary regulations and codes.”
Mr. Rheaume’s presentation was a relevant and informative addition to the PPIM Conference, which drew engineering management and field operating personnel from both transmission and distribution companies concerned with improved operations and integrity management.
An expert in the field of corrosion, Mr. Rheaume is a NACE Certified Cathodic Protection Specialist and a NACE Certified Internal Corrosion Technologist. He has a BSME degree from Worcester Polytechnic University and nearly 30 years of internal and external corrosion and cathodic protection experience.