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

05/08/2006
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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