Overview Inline Inspection tools are one of the technologies used to assess the integrity state of pipelines. Different tools exist, based on physical principles, which can help identify locations where the pipe wall may have flaws that can lead to a critical state. However, due to potential inaccuracies in data collection and reporting tool vendors provide additional information about the tolerances and thresholds of the tool readings. This additional information can be used to determine the potential state of given anomalies and just how close to a critical scenario they may be, typically using a burst model.
Many pipeline operators have separate departments for managing integrity data and risk analysis. This detached approach makes it challenging to form a complete picture of pipeline integrity.
At OneBridge, we’re dedicated to elevating integrity management, which is why we’ve partnered with C-FER Technologies to embed sophisticated risk models into our data management software.
By combining machine learning and risk analysis into a single platform, operators advance towards a truly comprehensive integrity management program.
On May 7th, 2021, a ransomware attack halted Colonial Pipeline’s operations and led to gas shortages along the eastern U.S. The operator paid a $5 million ransom to Eastern European hackers to regain control of their system.
Despite being able to restore operations several days later, these attacks take operators much longer to return their delivery supply chain to normal.
Incidents like this are a wake-up call for operators to re-examine their network security practices, procedures and protections, including taking advantage of advanced cloud-based platforms like Cognitive Integrity Management.
There’s no doubt that the past year has been challenging, with serious workplace upheaval thanks to COVID-19. As a result, integrity management now takes a hybrid workplace approach that includes both remote and in-office options. Employees require exceptional pipeline data accessibility and visibility to collaborate effectively across teams.
Integrated software like OneBridge’s Cognitive Integrity Management (CIM) supports remote working, collaboration and superior decision-making by uniting pipeline engineering information within an enterprise.
At OneBridge, we’re unleashing more of the pipeline industry’s potential by applying machine learning in oil and gas. While this may seem like futuristic empty talk, making today’s technology work for you is not impossible.
The change begins in integrity management when teams are free to stretch their talents and aim for big goals instead of disproportionately spending time on regulatory compliance tasks.
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