June 2014, Vol. 241, No. 6


Improving Field Verification In Pipeline Integrity Management Programs

An inline inspection (ILI) project is not complete until the reported features are verified in the field. The process is important because inappropriate inspection techniques can invalidate an otherwise valid report. Field verification of reported features has two important aspects in that it helps confirm: • The reported features confirming the condition of the line to the operator and helps support any actions that may be taken. • The tool performance for use on other lines where dig verification is not possible. Verification is necessary for conducting repairs and preventative maintenance without unnecessarily risking operator safety. Factors of safety (FOS) ca

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