The goal of this session is to discuss what techniques and technologies can be used to assist in generating a baseline integrity assessment of a pipeline asset. Topics presented will include baseline assessments for new or newly commissioned assets as well as new baselines for existing, aging pipelines. Different inspection techniques provide different strengths and weaknesses, depending on the stage in the pipeline’s lifecycle. Consideration to experience from operators and vendors alike will be given. Technologies and techniques may include various deliveries such as inline inspection, ROW surveys, engineering, risk assessment to name a few.
Increased understanding of technologies and methodologies available to provide optimum baseline integrity assessments.