System-wide integrity program boosts maintenance efficiency

Robb IsaacNDT Middle East FZEAhmadi, KuwaitMonty MartinNDT Systems & Services (Canada) Inc.CalgarySaleh Al-SulaimanSandeep SharmaKuwait Oil Co.Ahmadi, KuwaitBased on presentation to ASME's International Pipeline Conference, Calgary, Sept. 27-Oct. 1, 2010.Applying a Total Pipeline Integrity Management System (TPIMS) to a large system with numerous segments and participants yields efficiencies in both pipeline operations and maintenance.Kuwait Oil Co. (KOC) began TPIMS implementation in early 2005 to carry out a major integrity assessment of its operating facilities, equipment, buried plant piping, and pipeline network and to establish a continuing integrity-management program. KOC Tran...

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