The PPIM 2024 Innovation Award

We are pleased to announce that nominations are now being accepted for the PPIM 2024 Innovation Award. The award is aimed at shining a light on innovation in the pipeline integrity industry. All PPIM exhibitors are eligible and are invited to submit an entry.

How to submit an entry

  1. The limit is one entry per exhibiting company
  2. Send a written summary of the innovation explaining:
    • Why it is significant
    • How it is different from what already exists
    • How it will benefit the industry
  3. Include 3 to 5 relevant graphics (photos or artwork).
  4. Videos are also welcome but only as a supplement to photos or artwork.
  5. The written summary must not exceed 300 words.
  6. Send your entry documents by email attachment to Ben Stroman at
  7. Entries must be received by January 12, 2024.

Note: Max. file size is 8Mb. If your files are larger than this, call us on +1 713 359 0016.

Public voting to select the winner

The judges will nominate the five Finalists on February 2, 2024. A public vote will then be opened to select the award winner. All PPIM attendees will be able to vote on their choice, using the website. Voting will be open between 9am on February 5 and 3pm February 14, 2024. The winner will be announced at the Wednesday reception in the PPIM Exhibition Hall at 5 PM on February 14, 2024.

How voters will decide

  • Each Finalist entry will be presented in a gallery containing details of each company’s innovation..
  • A compilation of all the Finalists’ submissions will be available for event participants through the PPIM website and on video monitors throughout the venue

The winner will receive a plaque to display at their booth and will also be recognized in other communications and publicity related to the PPIM event.

2024 Innovation Award Panel

  • Ray Gardner, Xcel Energy
  • Bryan Melan, Tide Water Integrity
  • Tyler Tunic, Williams
  • Dr. Peter Veloo, PG&E
  • Dr. Fan Zhang, Phillips 66