Ian Smith

Meet Ian Smith – Principal

Ian Smith has recently returned to independent consulting. Working in the pipeline industry since 1996 in a variety of roles, Ian is a registered Professional Engineer in Ontario, Canada.

With senior consulting and management experience for companies like Pipetronix, Sun-Canadian Pipe Line, and Quest Integrity, Ian has extensive experience in pipeline integrity programs, software and product development, project management, pipeline engineering, risk management, incident investigation, hydraulic modelling, and pipeline operations.

Ian has experience as a service line manager for pipeline integrity engineering solutions and as a product manager forFitness-for-Service software. Areas of expertise include:

  • Integrity and fitness-for-service assessments
  • Integrity assessment standards
  • Internal inspection program development and implementation
  • Defect examinations
  • Project management and engineering
  • Pipeline operations support and hydraulic analysis

ID Smith Pipeline Consulting

Ian is a trusted leader in the industry and is a requested course instructor. Training events customized to meet the needs of your team are available. Ian brings sound teaching in a workshop format along with real world examples. Ongoing learning and experience with state-of-the-art engineering knowledge and industry leading methodologies is a priority. Some of Ian’s most recent published articles include:


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Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful

– Samuel Johnson