Pipeline Integrity Management (PIM) may be defined as a systematically planned and documented comprehensive integrated management program encompassing engineering, operations, inspection, maintenance, health, safety, environment and corporate governance tools for operating a pipeline system safely and reliably. It is a multi-step iterative process program that is aimed at continually improving the pipeline system’s safety and reliability throughout its remaining life.
International Standards – Today, the American Petroleum Institute (API) Standard 1160 on Managing System Integrity for Hazardous Liquid Pipelines and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) B31.8S on Managing System Integrity of Gas Pipelines, can be referred to as the primary standards on PIM. They generally categorize 3 globally acknowledged integrity assessment methods as the recommended methodologies, and they are:
- In-Line Inspection (ILI),
- Pressure or Hydrostatic Testing (HT) and
- Direct Assessment (DA)
Of these 3 methodologies, GreenScience Technologies is a pioneering leader in Direct Assessment Methodologies. Over the last 20 plus years, we have designed, developed and implemented Direct Assessment Pipeline Integrity Management Programs for most of the Oil and Gas Pipeline Operators in the Asian Region. We are certainly recognized as the premier holistic solutions provider in this highly specialized field.