IN-LINE INSPECTION-Conclusion: Tool performance, corrosion data drive POE approach

Tool performance, corrosion data drive POE approachRichard McNealy, Ming Gao, Ravi Krishnamurthy, Roger McCann, Blade Energy Partners, HoustonGopala Vinjamuri, Blade Energy Partners, Woodbridge, Va.The practical application of a probability-of-exceedance approach within an integrity-management program assumes the availability of two important data sets: in-line inspection tool sizing performance and corrosion growth rate.This concluding article of a two-part series details the importance of these data in implementing a structured probability-of-exceedance (POE) approach to pipeline integrity management.The first article (OGJ, Apr. 17, 2006, p. 64) provided an overview of the POE approach....

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