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  • Outline


    • Provide a definition of what a Pipeline Integrity Management Systems is.
    • Introduce a framework for Pipeline Integrity Management.
    • Introduce the concept of safety management and identify the relationship between corporate safety management and technical Integrity management.
    • Provide guidance on the applicability of content contained with pipeline integrity management codes, standards and regulations.
    • Cover the process that governs technical risk assessment and repair strategies.



    Awareness Level of Pipeline Integrity Management Systems


    3 Days


    Clive Ward

    • Managers, senior engineers and senior technical staff responsible for developing or implementing integrity management programs for onshore pipelines carrying high pressure gas.
    • Those who are looking to learn about the key elements of PIMS, best practice approaches and options.

    • Learning

      DAY ONE

      Introduction to PIMS 
      • Drivers for PIMS
      • Definition and scope
      • Industry codes and standards
      • Elements of PIMS

      Management Control Framework
      • Introduction to management frameworks
      • EN 16348
      • Leadership, organization and administration
      • Legal and code compliance
      • Management of change
      • Quality assurance
      • Performance management

      Threats to Pipeline Integrity
      • Introduction to threats
      • Incident data
      • Threat categories
      • Examples of defects
      • Failure modes

      DAY TWO

      Risk Assessment
      • Introduction to risk principles
      • Risk management frameworks
      • Pipeline risk

      Integrity Management Planning
      • Introduction and requirements
      • Prescriptive vs. risk based
      • Examples
      • Post-ILI assessment

      Inspection Monitoring and Maintenance
      • Introduction and requirements
      • Options for assessing integrity
      • Inline inspection
      • Pressure testing
      • Direct assessment
      • Maintenance
      • DNT

      Introduction to Inline Inspection
      • Introduction
      • Metal loss detection and sizing
      • Geometric anomaly detection and sizing
      • Crack detection and sizing
      • XYZ mapping
      • Speed control
      • Bi-directional tools
      • POF requirements
      • Summary of technologies (API 1160-2013)


      Anomaly Management
      • Introduction and requirements
      • Discovery of anomalies
      • Response to discovery

      • Defect assessment

      Preventative and Mitigative Measures

      • Introduction and requirements
      • Operations
      • Corrosion control and monitoring
      • Mechanical damage
      • Other measures

      Incident Investigation
      • Introduction and requirements
      • Learning from incidents
      • Best practice

      Emergency Preparedness
      • Introduction and requirements
      • Emergency planning
      • Key elements of emergency pipeline repair system
      • Checklist

      Documents and Records
      • Introduction and requirements
      • Document development and management
      • Typical operator systems
      • Gathering, reviewing and integrating data
      • ROAIMS
      • Checklist