September 24 - September 28, 2018
The Hyatt Regency Hotel & The TELUS Convention Centre, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
The purpose of the Award is to recognize a young pipeliner who has submitted a paper to the International Pipeline Conference 2016 (IPC 2016 and draw attention to the young professionals in the pipeline industry as well as the current challenges that the industry is facing and the work the Young Pipeliners Association of Canada (YPAC) are doing. In order to take part in the competition the applicants satisfied the following criteria:
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1st Place: Joshua Cull, Golder & Associates Ltd., “Pipeline Route Planning for Multiphase Pipelines”, (IPC2016-64198).
The Poster Session has been a popular venue over the past two conferences allowing conference attendees direct access to you and 20cother authors of Technical Papers that will be published as part of the conference proceedings. The Poster Session is unique from the other technical sessions at IPC as it offers direct one-on-one interaction and engagement between conference attendees and the authors and co-authors, and promotes open discussion and exchange on the Technical Papers. The IPC 2016 Poster Session highlighted technical papers from some of the key Technical Tracks (Track 2: Project Management, Design, Construction & Environmental Issues, Track 3: Pipeline & Facilities Integrity, Track 4: Operations, Monitoring & Maintenance, and Track 5: Materials & Joining) as well as the Student Paper Competition and the IPC Young Pipeliners Award. The Selection of the winner was by you the conference attendees based on Technical Content, Visual Display and Creativity and engagement by the authors with the poster session attendees.
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1st Place: Joshua Cull and Ben Kitt, Golder & Associates Ltd., “Pipeline Route Planning for Multiphase Pipelines”, (IPC2016-64198).
2nd Place (Tie): Taylor R. Jacobs, Colorado School of Mines, “The Short and Long Term Effects of Elevated Temperature on the Mechanical Properties of Line Pipe Steels”, (IPC2016-64568).
2nd Place (Tie): Olayinka Tehinse, University of Alberta, “Application of Load to Control Crack Growth in Steel Pipelines Under Near Neutral PH SCC”, (IPC2016-64662).
3rd Place: Emma Perez, Enbridge Pipelines Inc., “Valve Characteristics and Their Effect on Transient Surge Pressures in Delivery Terminals”, (IPC2016-64081).
The ASME Pipelines System Division is organizing the Best Student Paper Competition as part of the International Pipeline Conference 2016. Entrants were judged by a committee of pipeline experts selected by the ASME Pipeline Systems Division Committee. A full-length paper must be officially submitted to the IPC and the Authors are enrolled as a University Graduate or Undergraduate student in 2015 or 2016. While other authors may be listed on the paper, the student must have contributed the majority of the effort presented and in the writing of the paper and the Finalists were notified after acceptance of final papers have been determined through the regular IPC peer review process. The student author commited to attending the conference and presenting the paper in the technical session as well as in the poster paper session in addition to their regular assigned technical session and the determination of the winner considered both the technical and poster presentations.
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1st Place: Taylor R. Jacobs, Colorado School of Mines, “The Short and Long Term Effects of Elevated Temperature on the Mechanical Properties of Line Pipe Steels” (IPC2016-64568)
Student Paper Finalists
There are sixteen (16) finalists in the International Pipeline Conference (IPC) 2016 Best Paper Competition. The “Rio Pipeline Award” will be presented to the Best Paper by the Pipeline Systems Division of ASME. It includes airfare and expenses to present the winning paper at the 2017 Rio Pipeline Conference. Being nominated is quite an achievement! There were over 700 Abstracts received for consideration at IPC 2016. This year nearly 300 papers were presented and 16 papers were preselected prior to the conference was selected by a team of highly respected industry subject matter experts based on originality, engineering significance, completeness, acknowledgement of work by others, organization, clarity and graphic quality. The presentations were judged during the conference and scored based on criteria related to:
The combined score of written and presentation elements determined the winning paper.
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1st Place: Robert Andrews, Macaw Engineering. "Am I Too Rich? - Determining Limits for Gas Composition to Ensure Crack Arrest in an Existing Pipeline", (IPC2016-64365)
Best Paper Nominees:
The Lifetime Achievement Award was created to recognize ong time contributors to the pipeline industry. The key crtieria is a person or group that has demonstrated through their work and actions that the safety and economy, of pipeline systems has been advanced. This demonstration could include a combination of long service, mentoring, development of new technologies, or processes.
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The inspiration for the award was to recognize long time contributors to the pipeline industry. Mr. Henry Yamauchi continuously provided mentoring and guidance to young pipeline professionals and peers, and contributed to pipeline standards development and the advancement of pipeline technologies and practices. Henry recently retired at the age of 90 after starting his career in the oil and gas industry in 1947, which included almost 60 years of employment at Westcoast Energy. Westcoast was acquired by Duke Energy and later became known as Spectra energy.
Henry met the key criteria for the Lifetime Achievement Award which is “A person or group that has demonstrated through their work and actions that the safety and economy, of pipeline systems has been advanced. This demonstration could include a combination of long service, mentoring, development of new technologies, or processes.”
Congratulations Mr. Yamauchi, we thank you for all you have done and continue to do for the pipeline industry.
Mr. Yamauchi chose to donate his $1000 award to the BC Children's Hospital Foundation.