Pipeline integrity means providing assurance that a pipeline and all of its related components are meet appropriate industry performance and safety standards. Pipeline integrity testing ensures pipelines are designed, built and operating in a safe, reliable and sustainable manner. There are many testing procedures, methods, and technologies used to ensure pipeline integrity.
Current pipeline integrity management regulations for transmission pipelines permit three inspection methods for liquid pipelines: 1) pressure testing, such as hydrotesting, 2) internal inspection, also known as smart pigging, or 3) other technology. Four inspection methods for natural gas transmission pipelines are allowed: 1) pressure testing, 2) internal inspection, 3) direct assessment for external, internal or stress corrosion cracking (SCC) corrosion, or 4) other technology. Other technology usually requires that the method provide an equivalent understanding of the condition of the pipe and approval from the Office of Pipeline Safety. Each of the permitted pipeline inspection methods has its own strengths and weaknesses in addressing various pipeline risks of concern, or threats.
Altiras Pipeline Construction experts are trained to provide these pipeline integrity tests and can develop specialized solutions for just about any pipeline integrity need. For more information, please contact Steven Castillo at firstname.lastname@example.org