Pipeline Integrity Management and Data Science Blog

Corrosion Management System – Phase I – Internal Corrosion

The OneBridge team has been busy kicking off their Corrosion Management System private preview program with Product Manager – Corrosion Management, Megan Scudder (Pipeline Integrity Engineer). Through the support of our customers, we have completed the first phase of the Corrosion Management System – Internal Corrosion offering. The first phase of the Corrosion Management System helps operators consolidate data from various field offices, third party labs, and chemical vendors into a centralized database.

A Look at Purchase and Implementation Costs for Integrity Management Software

In times of economic uncertainty, pipeline companies are striving to do more with less. In this environment, the purchase of new integrity management (IM) software can draw intense scrutiny. Before choosing whether to invest in traditional, on-premise IM software or a dedicated cloud-based SaaS solution, such as CIM, it’s important to drill down into all the purchase and implementation costs. This is the only way to initiate an accurate estimate of the total cost of ownership (TCO).

Calculating the Total Cost of Ownership for Integrity Management Software

Companies ready to upgrade software need to consider more than just purchase price. If your pipeline team is looking at new integrity management software, your first question is likely, “how much does it cost?” The answer isn’t easy or simple—it involves several factors. Before selecting one application over the other, examine the total cost of ownership (TCO). You’ll have to uncover all software-related expenses to make an accurate estimate. The total cost includes both the initial purchase price and what you pay for a system over time, such as maintenance fees, reliability support, extra features, security upgrades and more.

How to Statistically Validate Your New ILI Report in Minutes

Overview Pipeline operators must be confident their integrity data is complete, reliable and ready to use. For new inline inspection (ILI) reports, this means manual verification by integrity engineers, along with costly confirmation digs. It may take weeks or even months to check ILI data fully; however, it’s possible to validate reports in minutes. Operators can speed up their process with Cognitive Integrity Management (CIM). With powerful ILI alignment and matching analytics, CIM automatically compares report information to an operator’s existing pool of integrity data.

A Risk Approach to Managing Remaining Anomalies

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.