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NACE PIMS LATIN AMERICA CONFERENCE PIPELINE INTEGRITY MANAGEMENT SEMINAR

DirectMarket en conjunto con su representada PENSPEN participará en el Seminario de Gestión de Integridad de Tuberías (Pipeline Integrity Management Seminar “PIMS”) América Latina a realizarse del 29-31 de Julio en el Swissotel de la ciudad de Quito. Este importante evento es organizado por NACE International, Autoridad mundial en Corrosión.

“La Gestión de la integridad de las Tuberías es un aspecto vital de la ingeniería que se centra en la implementación de acciones preventivas eficientes y óptimas para detectar y mitigar los riesgos. Haciendo uso de ella puede aumentar la seguridad, la protección del medio ambiente, un servicio confiable, y maximizar los beneficios para la distribución de petróleo, gas e hidrocarburos refinados” Nace Pims Latin America

Invitamos a nuestros clientes y amigos a visitarnos en nuestro stand No. 200 ubicado en el salón Saint Moritz II en el Swissotel.

Miércoles, 29 de julio de 9:00-19:30

Jueves 30 de julio de 9:00-17:30

Viernes, 31 de julio de 9:00-17:30

Registro en : http://pimslatinamerica.nace.org/ o en el mismo lugar de la conferencia.

Y a participar en la conferencia:

Title: Are You Really Managing Your Pipeline Integrity?
Author: Chris Rodgerson
Role: Pipeline Engineer
Company: PENSPEN
Date: Thursday, July 30, Moritz I 15h30-16h00 pm

Abstract

A Pipeline Integrity Management System (PIMS) can come in many guises but they should all have one goal, to safeguard the integrity of a pipeline so that the pipeline can fulfil its role for its operational life.

To achieve this goal it needs to be clear that the role of a pipeline is to effectively transport a product from one location to another with the minimum of risk to people, the environment, and the pipeline operator’s reputation and business interests. The measure of effectiveness of a pipeline will vary from pipeline to pipeline. For example a pipeline may need to achieve a certain availability, specified flow volume, or be commercially profitable. We want to safeguard pipeline integrity so that the pipeline fulfils its role.
There are numerous tasks that are required to maintain pipeline integrity. Management of these tasks is necessary so that the appropriate tasks are carried out at the intended time and the outcome of these tasks is assessed and acted on.

A PIMS documents the arrangements that are in place to achieve day-to-day and long term pipeline integrity. In order to achieve a robust PIMS the events that can prevent a pipeline fulfilling its role should be identified and understood so that mitigating measures can be implemented. This stage often identifies known pipeline hazards which can result in a loss of containment event such as:

  • Internal corrosion;
  • Fatigue failure;
  • External corrosion;
  • Accidental damage;
  • Structural failure;
  • Malicious damage;
  • Human error.

But this is not the whole picture. There are a multitude of other events that should be considered which may not directly result in a loss of containment but have the potential to result in disruption to flow through a pipeline. Examples of such events are:

  • Failure of the SCADA system;
  • Loss of communications;
  • Precautionary cessation of production due to:
    • wayward vessels;
    • weather;
    • failure of a safety device;
  • Regulatory intervention;
  • Commercial decisions;
  • Exceeding the design life;
  • Failure of supporting pipeline system (e.g. water injection system).

Effective integrity management of a pipeline involves more than managing inspection, maintenance and remedial activities; it involves all the peripheral activities that facilitate a pipeline fulfilling its role successfully. This paper will look at these peripheral activities and what should be considered to support proper pipeline integrity management.