A Pipeline Integrity Management System (PIMS) relies on a number of core elements such as people, procedures and methodologies, as well as data and software.
To be effective, a PIMS must:
- Have clearly defined objectives and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
- Be supported by an effective staff organizational structure and training program
- Have good access to accurate and comprehensive pipeline data
- Be aligned with existing operational and maintenance procedures and practices
- Be supported by appropriate software enabling regular review of pipeline risks and outputs that fit client metric system; these reviews then form the basis for informed decisions to ensure safe and economic pipeline operation
- Be regularly updated to incorporate changes such as regulatory updates, technological improvements and modified pipeline threats
A company PIMS system is an integral part of ensuring that assets are managed efficiently and safely. We provide an audit which aims to benchmark an existing client PIMS system against a ‘best-practice’ framework, by way of a Gap Analysis report on the procedures which enable the effective interaction between all PIMS components.
Based on broad experience in PIMS implementation for onshore and offshore assets worldwide, ROSEN defines customer-specific processes taking into account inter-national guidelines and codes.
Our consulting team consists of experienced individuals working in the fields of process safety, risk-informed decision-making and management system audit and evaluation.