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AN INNOVATIVE APPROACH TO MANAGING THE INTEGRITY OF OIL AND GAS PIPELINES: PIPELINE INTEGRITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

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Author(s): M. A. Usman | S. E. Ngene

Journal: Petroleum and Coal
ISSN 1337-7027

Volume: 54;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 1;
Date: 2012;
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Keywords: Pipeline | Failure | Integrity | Management | System.

ABSTRACT
In the oil and gas industry, management of the integrity of pipeline has grown to become a seriousbusiness because of the overall consequence of pipeline failure: economic, social, environmental,and possibly legal. This research is an attempt to check pipeline failures by carefully following asuite of activities. This suite of activities, also called Pipeline Integrity Management System (PIMS),is generated for an operational pipeline and populated with data gathered on the pipeline system.An analysis of the data collected on the pipeline over a period of five years indicates improvedmonitoring, reliability, availability, and compliance to regulatory guidelines in the operation of thepipeline systems.
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