Every threat has its unique characteristics, and so does every pipeline. Approaching crack detection and assessment for pipelines with a “big picture” mindset is the most effective way to “take control of cracks.” The ROSEN Group has created a Pipeline Integrity Framework for Cracking that is a consolidation of current industry best practices and the most advanced pipeline crack inspection solutions with the knowledge of subject-matter experts. It outlines all the key elements needed to develop a comprehensive and justifiable crack assessment and mitigation program. It is a systematic approach effective in addressing even the most challenging forms of cracking.
This approach does not rely on the most sophisticated technology alone, as it will also fall short if not seamlessly integrated into a robust management framework. Instead, it suggests an added-value approach to ensure the objectives and needs are understood. Only then can the full capacity of the crack inspection technology be utilized. It includes pre-inspection elements that answer critical questions to allow for optimal system selection. The framework continues to guide the entire process from inspection to integrity, ultimately resulting in a proper threat management plan. It is modular, allowing operators to choose which elements are relevant to them in reaching their objectives and make the decisions needed for safe and efficient pipeline operation. In-house subject matter experts are available to discuss crack assessment directly with operators - ensuring the best solution is found for every unique asset.
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Visit this site to learn more about what cracks in pipelines are and how they occur, what the different types of pipeline cracks are, and how to manage this threat using state-of-the-art technologies along with integrity assessment and management for lifetime extension, performance and safety.