Pipeline integrity is the ability of the pipeline to operate safely and withstand applied loads during its life-cycle. Pipeline integrity is maintained through the development and application of a pipeline integrity management system (PIM).
PIM of pipelines is a systematic, comprehensive and integrated approach to proactively counter the threats to pipeline integrity through risk assessment, inspection planning, monitoring, inspection and targeted maintenance. PIM plans are a critical tool in maintaining pipelines and monitoring pipeline corrosion.
Ankaa Consulting develop PIM and assure the integrity of onshore and offshore pipelines through application and assessment in accordance with DNV-RP-F116 and DNV-OS-F101.
Tasks performed in the assurance of pipeline integrity and the development of a PIM include:
- Pipeline RBI
- Defect assessment
- Failure Assessment
- ILI data analysis
- Fitness-for-service (FFS) assessments
- Free-span Pipeline study