DNV GL has developed the Pipeline Evaluation Portal, an application designed to help prevent pipeline failures and improve monitoring by increasing the availability and ease-of-use of DNV GL models and expertise by combining advanced structural models and probabilistic assessments with subject matter knowledge.
Providing access to the DNV GL database, the portal enables users to perform “what if” analyzes directly in the web browser – in real time – by adjusting the operational parameters, and get an immediate response. This will speed up, simplify and unlock decision-making.
The Pipeline Evaluation Portal also hosts a growing number of applications that enable the smart use of data and harness detailed information from reliability and structural analyses.
The portal’s initial application demonstrates how a DNV GL model for pipeline lateral buckling can be provided in a way that allows user interactivity to support decision-making. Upcoming applications will range from fatigue assessments to trawl tracking and from corrosion analytics to anchor hooking data management.
“The true power lies in the re-use and combination of results from several models to obtain quick case-specific answers – without the need for time-consuming customization,” said Kenneth Vareide, Director of Business Enhancement in DNV GL. “Our models cover all threats and hazards and other operational aspects that must be managed to operate submarine pipelines in a safe manner. We have now developed a fully digital workflow and reporting format that helps our customers use DNV GL’s knowledge and technology to perform ‘what-if’ analyses themselves.”