Cracks threaten pipeline integrity. But not all cracks are the same. A variety of crack types such as fatigue cracks and environmental cracking as well as crack locations – including in the pipe body and in the complex geometry of girth welds and seam welds – all pose risks to a pipeline’s efficiency and safety.
The ROSEN pipeline crack management framework encourages a holistic approach to pipeline cracking. Our Inspection services identify a wide variety of crack formations with a very small physical footprint. They also find crack-like features such as manufacturing flaws.
The framework would not be complete without our integrity group, which has unrivaled experience in identifying likely flaws, selecting inspection system combinations, interpreting in-line inspection data, providing assessments and managing threats.
Pipeline Material Verification
Where pipeline operators do not have adequate records to substantiate and validate the material properties of their pipeline, they will need to undertake further material properties verification efforts to determine or verify key attributes, including, but not limited to, the following:
- Grade / SMYS
- Seam type
- Wall thickness
Where traceable, verifiable and complete (TVC) records are not available, key integrity decisions are full of uncertainty. Knowing the materials your pipelines are made of is critical for ensuring safe operation. To ensure safe, cost-efficient and code-compliant operation of a pipeline throughout its life, operators must understand their pipeline properties in order to accurately identify and address specific integrity threats.
In-Field Validation Service
ROSEN is responding to the growing need for diagnostic services and to the latest changes in AP1163 by expanding its portfolio of on-site inspections and verification. Among others, the new requirements for pipeline operators include verifying in-line inspection (ILI) results by comparing them with field data.
Using the latest technologies and qualified personnel, ROSEN enables accurate on-site data acquisition and validation of pipeline characteristics such as deformations and anomalies, internal and external corrosion, and cracks as well as the identification of pipeline material properties. This approach provides an optimal basis for field verification and allows ROSEN to increase the integrity of the pipeline system while reducing the number of digs in order to avoid short- and long-term costs.
Additionally, a unique web-based platform enables one-to-one comparisons of complete data sets by achieving the highest degree of accuracy thus creating the optimal basis for the further development of sizing algorithms with artificial intelligence and machine learning.
In addition, we will be featuring our “Innovation Corner,” where our latest developments and strategies will be introduced.
NIMA - Elevating Safety
A holistic approach to integrity requires a reliable system of record and adaptable Asset Integrity Management (AIM) processes. We believe, what operators need is an accurate reflection of their individual integrity management process in a digital solution. NIMA is an intuitive and reliable framework comprised of a guide, a set of tools, and recourses that delivers data you need, in the way that you need it, to make better integrity management decisions. The resources include a platform, personnel, and training elements that are pieced together according to what you already have and the gaps you need to fill, your needs.
NIMA - Elevating Safety
Virtual–Dig Up - Breaking the Boundaries
It is time to overcome the technical boundaries of traditional magnetic flux leakage (MFL) data evaluation and taking MFL technology to the next level. ROSEN is proud to present a revolutionary new technology, one that enhances the level of information drawn from data that is implicitly available in high-resolution MFL and collected during ILI runs. This new technology - only available from ROSEN - is called Deep Field Analyze and uses high-quality data from axial and circumferential MFL inspections to provide laser-like 3D profiles of a metal loss feature, visualizing the true shape of any corrosion or gouging even before a dig up. This truly unprecedented approach breaks the boundaries, taking us beyond boxing based on feature length and depth! Virtual–Dig Up is a new service offering built around Deep Field Analyze.
Benefits of the Virtual–Dig Up service offering:
- True metal loss shape: highest confidence in data interpretation
- Maintenance optimization: dig up prioritization and faster decision-making for future activities
- Integrity confirmation: less conservative calculation of safe burst pressure
Learn more: Innovation at the Forefront
Ready for Hydrogen
Fit for the Future - Ready for Hydrogen
As the world moves towards a decarbonized future, global demand for fossil fuels continues to rise. In this context, renewable hydrogen will play an important role by reducing overall emissions along the entire value chain in the oil and gas industry. There are approximately 1,600 miles of hydrogen pipeline already in operation in the United States alone.1 We must be ready for pipelines to efficiently and safely transport this medium while ensuring their safety throughout their lifecycle, just as we have in the past. Taking a holistic approach to pipeline integrity, ROSEN supports operators in converting existing gas infrastructure to be used for hydrogen transportation – working towards a decarbonized and sustainable future.
Learn more: Innovation at the Forefront
1 Shell Deutschland Oil GmbH/Wuppertal Institut: Shell Hydrogen Study. Energy of the Future? Sustainable Mobility through Fuel Cells and H2, 2017, p.26, https://www.shell.com/energy-and-innovation/new-energies/hydrogen/_jcr_content/par/keybenefits_150847174/link.stream/1496312627865/6a3564d61b9aff43e087972db5212be68d1fb2e8/shell-h2-study-new.pdf
Visit us at Booth #707 to discover more and speak directly to our subject-matter experts.
At the conference, our experts will give ten technical presentations on a diverse range of topics, including Virtual-Dig Up, Machine Learning and Material Property Verification. Furthermore, ROSEN will deliver two training courses and host the plenary opening session entitled “Beyond Compliance.”