Battelle today announced it has received a R&D 100 Award for the company’s PipeAssess PITM software.
PipeAssess PI is an innovative software application that uses physics-based, empirically derived modeling to estimate remaining pipeline life and predict axial crack growth under various operating scenarios. The user-friendly, customizable software is designed to help oil and gas pipeline companies meet critical industry requirements and reduce the risk of spills, which lead to financial loss, environmental issues and health concerns.
“As pipelines age, integrity management tools become increasingly important to ensure safety, particularly in high consequence areas,” said Bruce Young, Senior Research Scientist in Battelle’s Infrastructure & Environment business unit. “Recognition by the industry is one of the greatest forms of endorsement this software can receive and provides justification for continued funding by industry and government.”
Known as the “Oscars of Innovation” in the science and technology world, R&D Magazine’s annual R&D 100 Awards recognize the most significant technologies the nation’s scientists and engineers create. The 2017 awards were handed out on Nov. 17.