Pipeline Integrity Management process is a long term and iterative process that involves planning, execution, evaluation and documentation of integrity control activities which cover inspection, monitoring, testing, and integrity assessments and integrity improvement activities which cover internal mitigation, external intervention, and repair activities.
The core of the Pipeline Integrity Management System consists of the following steps:
- Risk assessment and integrity management (IM) planning which includes threat identification, risk assessments, long term and short term (annual) planning. Prior to being put in service, an integrity management philosophy should be developed taking into consideration the design of the pipeline and how the integrity of the system should be managed and reported.
- Detailed planning and performance of inspection (external and internal), monitoring and testing activities.
- Detailed planning and performance of integrity assessments based on inspection and monitoring results and other relevant historical information.
- Detailed planning and performance of needed mitigation, intervention and repairs activities.
α-phe PIMS Functionalities
- Manage Onshore and Offshore Pipelines
- Manage Pipeline assets with Segmentation and Sub Segmentation.
- Manage design and process data related to pipelines
- RBI for Onshore Pipelines
- RBI for Offshore Pipelines
- Anomaly management of pipelines using the standardised anomaly management process
- Recording of inspection data for multiple years for different inspection methods.
- Record Monitored data for minimum the following inspection methods
- Intelligent Pigging
- Cathodic Protection
- Crossing Details
- Free span
- ROV Results and Clip Movies
- Data trending of inspection data
- Preparation of Alignment Sheet with different data sets across pipeline.