Pipeline integrity management systems (PIMS) provide the overarching, integrated framework for effective pipeline asset management. Significant failures in both gas and liquid pipelines have made global headlines. There is no single correct “formula” for developing an integrity management system; however, this chapter outlines the fundamental basics of an effective management system that have been successfully integrated in companies across the world. Industry groups such as International Association of Oil and Gas Producers and the American Petroleum Institute (API) have developed guidance documents that can be used as additional references for developing management systems. The chapter covers downstream, midstream, and upstream oil and gas pipelines. It reviews the latest industry and regulatory documents pertaining to both safety management systems (SMS) and PIMS. The codes, standards, and regulations that govern the pipeline industry continue to change in response to lessons learned from industry failures.
Pipeline Integrity safeguards the pipeline, ensuring all its components are working properly and no harmful chemicals are released from the pipeline. This means, from designing to operating pipelines, everything is reliable, efficient and safe. … Prevention against pipeline corrosion.