Pipeline integrity technology focus on preemptive approach

Mounting regulatory pressures and rising service and supply costs are pushing the pipeline industry toward a more preemptive approach in ensuring pipeline integrity.The idea is avoid or minimize the need for intervention in order to cut operating and maintence (O&M) expenses and reduce costly downtime. Accordingly, much of industry’s focus is on developing or enhancing new inline inspection (ILI), real-time monitoring, and corrosion-detection capabilities:Two new standards are emerging around that vision: Building in integrity monitoring and assessment capabilities at the design stage. Developing a broader array of methods to provide constant vigilance with minimum manpower.Indu...

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