A Second Set of Eyes to Enhance ILI Data Analysis

Jul 05

Pig and dig for your integrity program: Are you sure you are doing enough? The argument for having a second set of eyes analyze your ILI data.

How Effective Is Your Pipeline Integrity Program?

Jun 22

Have you evaluated your pipeline integrity program lately? What criteria do you use to determine how solid it is?

  • Do you feel that it is very effective because you’ve had no known incidents?
  • Do you think it’s acceptable because your staff tell...

IBM gives shout-out to partner G2-IS in Genius of Things Houston event

Jun 07

G2-IS was pleased to present at partner IBM's Genius of Things (GoT) Houston event on May 8.

Safety Management & the Five Pitfalls that Lead to Accidents

May 30

The Energy industry, particularly the pipeline industry, operates around hazardous situations at all times. If an accident occurs, it can have a serious impact not just on the workers on-site but the local communities.

Pitfall 2 – "Wiggle Room" in Systems and Procedures

Apr 25

This blog is the second in a series of five pitfalls associated with management of major hazards. Each pitfall, if not avoided, could lead to a disaster – so please make notes and weave some or all of my recommendations into your safety...

Don't Let the Absence of Quantifying Risks be a Pitfall to the Success of your Operations

Mar 31

The energy and utility sectors can be home to dangerous places to work. From offshore oil and gas facilities, through onshore gas plants and refineries to the end user via gas pipelines significant hazards are nearby. Although companies take...

PHMSA updates the regulation, incorporates API 1163. Are you prepared?

Feb 26

To ensure safety and reliability, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) included section 195.591 In-Line Inspection (ILI) of pipelines in the Federal Pipeline Safety Regulations last year. This means that when...

Data Diligence: A Solution For Pipeline Monitoring Problems

Dec 13

From increasing safety and improving efficiency to complying with PHMSA and DOT regulations, quality monitoring is essential for all pipeline operators. Yet, many operators are faced with difficulties managing pipeline assets in robust databases...

Challenges & Solutions for High Consequence Area Analysis

Dec 08

Pipeline operators have a duty to their employees, their communities and the environment to keep their operations as safe as possible. This means regularly monitoring and inspecting high consequence areas (HCAs) to minimize the risk of leaks or...

Why do we pressure test pipelines?

Nov 23

Pressure testing, especially hydrostatic pressure testing is used to determine and verify pipeline integrity of its welds and joints. In fact. pressure testing is assumed to be the best alternative to determine integrity of a pipeline in place of...

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