Center for Reliable Energy Systems


September 2021

  • CRES published the first rapid strain-based assessment tool GwiseTM to help operators grade pipelines impacted by geohazards. 

June 2021

May 2021

April 2021


  1. Webinar I, 04/08/21 – Improved Burst Pressure Prediction of SCC Colonies – Development of Intelligent Flaw Interaction Rules
  2. Webinar II, 04/22/21 – Improved Burst Pressure Prediction of SCC Colonies – Evaluation of Intelligent Flaw Interaction Rules Using Full-Scale Burst Tests

February 2021

  • CRES made presentations in 9 subject areas at PRCI virtual research exchange 2021

December 2020

  • CRES conducted full-scale burst tests with its newly commissioned test facilities with a maximum pressure capacity of 6000 psi.

October 2020

  • CRES and Enbridge made a presentation at an INGAA meeting titled “Methods to Mitigate Undermatched Girth Welds” on October 29, 2020.

September 2020

  • CRES published 11 papers at the 2020 International Pipeline Conference (IPC) among a total of 226 papers published for the entire conference.  Five of the 11 papers were selected for “live” presentations during a two day virtual conference on September 29-30.  CRES had the most “live” presentations among all conferences participants.

August 2020

  • CRES worked with Geosyntec and Golder to develop a guidance document on the management of landslide hazards for pipelines.

May 2020

April 2020

  • CRES published 11 papers at IPC 2020 


February 2020

  • CRES presents PRCI Webinar on Assessment of the Tensile Strain Capacity (TSC) of Vintage Girth Welds (Part I, Part II).

October 2019

  • CRES is one of the sponsors for IPC 2020.  IPC 2020 is now open to accept abstracts.

September 2019

July 2019

March 2019

  • CRES is a lead organizer and contributor to the ASME Conference Asset Integrity Management – Pipeline Integrity Management under Geohazard Conditions


Dr. Yong-Yi Wang gave a keynote lunch presentation on Integrated Hazards Management and Fitness-for-Service Assessment for Integrity Management of Pipelines Subjected to Geohazards.  Dr. Wang also moderated a panel session on Gaps and Roadmap (related to geohazards management).  CRES published three papers:

  1. Strain-Based Design and Assessment – Concepts and Gaps
  2. Tensile Strain Models and Their Applications
  3. Low Strain Capacity Girth Welds of Newly Constructed Pipelines and Mitigative Approaches

January 2019

September 2018

  • Dr. Yong-Yi Wang is the honoree of the ASME Distinguished Lecture Series at IPC 2018.  


The Pipeline Systems Division of ASME states

“The 2018 edition of the International Pipeline Conference established the Distinguished Lecture Series in honor of Dr. Yong-Yi Wang to recognize his significant technical contribution to the pipeline industry.  Dr. Wang has been a significant technical contributor to the International Pipeline Conference as a Track Leader, and author.  While serving as a steward of the IPC Strain Based Design track, he also contributed technical content to various tracks with a total of 146 papers to his credit both at IPC and at other conferences.

Dr. Wang has also been a contributor to many industry organizations such as API, ASME, CSA, PHMSA, PRCI, and others.  Through all of his industry activities he has demonstrated his personal commitment to the industry and the engineering profession.

The goal of the Distinguished Lecture Series is to present technical content that was produced over the past several decades that have provided a foundation for modern pipeline technology.  Dr. Yong-Yi Wang and his industry collaborators are the embodiment of the 2018 International Pipeline Conference theme of Building the Future Now.”

  • CRES published 5 papers at IPC 2018. 


March 2018

  • Dr. Yong-Yi Wang is recognized as the Outstanding Researcher by PRCI. 


The Executive Assembly & Executive Board of PRCI presented the Distinguished Researcher Award to Dr. Yong-Yi Wang “for dedicated and distinguished service and scientific achievements that have enhanced the integrity, reliability and environmental performance of energy pipelines around the world.”