March 2014, Vol. 241 No. 3

Features

Leveraging Previous Inline Inspection Assessment Results

Pipeline integrity managers routinely receive inline inspection (ILI) tool data, in some cases, for the second or third pig run on a particular segment of pipe. Integrity managers largely spend time on the first ILIs in classifying anomalies under Part 195 and Part 192 criteria, excavating these anomalies and repairing the pipeline as necessary, based on the findings. The results of these digs are then periodically reported to PHMSA for evaluation to measure the effectiveness of the pipeline integrity regulations in the United States. Running smart tools, classifying anomalies per the 192.933 or 195.452 requirements, repairing anomalies and defaulting to the prescriptive reass

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