Pipeline integrity concerns pressuring industry to zero-fault mode

02/19/2007
Growing concerns over national security, environmental and human safety, and energy supply reliability are stepping up the pressure on the pipeline industry to strive for a zero-fault standard for pipeline integrity.At the same time, the industry must contend with ever-growing demand for oil and natural gas, an aging global pipeline infrastructure, a shortfall of skilled talent, and rising costs.The convergence of these factors have created an extremely challenging environment for industry to formulate new strategies and to develop new technologies to ensure the integrity of existing and future pipelines.Pipeline integrity philosophyEnsuring pipeline integrity is about more than just sear...
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