Monitoring pipelines from the sky

Jun 26

Pipeline operators are required to meet federal and state safety regulations, with regulatory frequency depending on oil or gas lines. The presence of High Consequence Areas (HCAs) and the Potential Impact Radius (PIR) created from the product in...

Mitigating Pipeline Corrosion

May 19

An operator’s worst fear is a leak or rupture in their pipeline. Excavation damage (mechanical damage, dents, gouges, etc.) are one of the leading causes of pipeline incidents; however, external and internal corrosion can result in significant...

Mitigating pipeline risk and financial pitfalls with Cross Bore programs

May 15

Pipeline organizations are acutely aware of risks posed by natural gas cross bores caused by horizontal directional drilling (HDD), but although necessary, efforts to mitigate these risks can result in expansive and costly programs. Before we get...

Knowing the Work – Starting the Road Map for Better Work Management

May 03

Previously, I provided a high-level overview of a formula for successful work and resource management. Taking the right data to generate the right feedback is key to knowing the work, and knowing the work is key to placing the right resources, in...

How to Accurately Locate and Evaluate Anomalies?

Apr 25

The majority of pipelines are hidden from view and warnings of possible anomalies are not clearly visible. A comprehensive range of assessment techniques are used to assess critical anomalies, including in-line inspections, but how can these...

Leveraging IMP and DIMP to Achieve Operational Excellence with PIMS

Apr 13

PIMS (Pipeline Integrity Management System) is a management system which is a systematic approach designed to effectively manage and reduce risk with a closed loop approach allowing for constant improvement. Depending on the solution provider of...

Preventing Pipeline Failure: Learning From the Past with Root Cause Analysis

Apr 12

Pipeline failures continue to occur as pipeline operators battle an array of issues affecting pipelines: changing conditions, deterioration with time, external factors and – of course – the ‘human’ factor all contribute to pipeline failures.

The Right Formula for Work Management

Mar 27

Safety ALL the time, EVERY time!!

Mar 14

Safety, Airplanes and Pipelines

Feb 20

Have you ever flown in an airplane?