“Missing Data?” Many pipeline operators face uncertainties regarding the unknown Specified Minimum Yield Strength (SMYS) of the pipeline material, which is fundamental factor needed when establishing a maximum allowable operating pressure (MAOP) of a pipeline.
Houston, February 10th, 2015
At the PPIM ROSEN will present how our unique Integrated Approach is capable of fulfilling these requirements to determine pipe properties and therefore support the process of validating the MAOP, either comprehensively and/or holistically. This turn-key deliverable comprises of three complementary activities, namely: (I) Review & alignment of existing pipeline information, (II) utilization of existing pipeline data and (III) the RoMat PGS service with a novel ILI technology used for pipe grade determination.
All gathered information is prepared for easy integration into a geographical information system (GIS) and to be further processes in an integrity management system (IMS). During data integration a comprehensive alignment of records is provided. All information can then be further processed in an asset integrity management system (AIMS) such as ROAIMS.
The combination of these activities is adjusted to project specific needs and aligned to PHMSA’s drafted integrity verification processes (IVP) for pipeline safety. With ROSEN’s unique Integrated Approach an answer has been found for the growing demand for pipeline records which need to be verifiable, traceable and complete.
New RoMat PGS ILI Service
To perform meaningful calculations as part of risk assessment programs or fitness-for-service assessments, operators require accurate design information for each and every pipe joint for a given diameter, wall thickness, steel grade and seam type to determine the MAOP. Conventional ILI technology provides valuable pipeline information for MAOP calculation, however it does not provide pipe steel grade data. The steel grade of a pipeline and its subsequent specified minimum yield strength usually has to be determined through costly field verifications and additional tests, which is also a limited sample and may not be indicative of the entire pipeline.
Now ROSEN developed the world’s first inline inspection service capable of continuously identifying and differentiating the pipe steel grade. In comparison to other statistics analyzed by 'in the ditch' methods our new service delivers a high resolution strength profile of the entire examined pipeline section. This makes ROSEN RoMat PGS ILI service unique.
This groundbreaking ILI service comes with the following key advantages:
- Pipe Steel Grade Determination without costly excavations/field verifications
- Completion of pipeline data records
- Compliance to regulations
- Lifetime integrity management supported by full recording of the inspection raw data.
- High quality service with certified processes (API 1163), personnel qualification (ASNT) and equipment (CE, ATEX).
- High availability and a wide range of proven tool configurations addressing individual
operational pipeline requirements.
Our next challenge will be to determine the pipeline toughness, in the meantime, please visit our booth and discover how “We close the Gap” and serve the industry to ensure pipeline records to be traceable, verifiable and complete.
About the ROSEN Group
ROSEN is a leading privately owned company that was established as a one-man business in 1981. Over the last 30 years, ROSEN has grown rapidly and is today a worldwide technology group that operates in more than 120 countries with over 2,200 employees.
The key to our highly innovation driven approach is listening carefully to the specific needs and challenges of our customers. “Empowered by technology” is the promise that we at ROSEN systematically deliver by enhancing the operations of our customers and making them safe, cost-effective and more efficient.
We are a worldwide provider of cutting-edge solutions in all areas of the integrity process chain suiting a wide range of industries: Oil & Gas, Energy, Process, Mining, Manufacturing, Telecommunications and Transportation for a wide range of assets, including pipeline, tanks and vessels as well as wind turbines, trains, telecommunication towers and many more.
ROSEN’s products and services:
- Inspection of critical industrial assets to ensure reliable operations of the highest standards and effectiveness
- Customized engineering consultancy providing efficient asset integrity management
- Production and supply of customized novel systems and products
- Market-driven, topical, state-of-the-art research and development providing “added value” products and services
ROSEN USA, Regional Marketing
Dr. Karin Funke-Rapp
Head of Corporate Communications