From the moment line pipe is manufactured, it is subject to flaws and suffers deterioration. Corrosion is a particularly significant threat, which, if not detected, monitored and mitigated, creates irreparable damage. Corrosion can be introduced in many ways and at any point in a pipeline’s lifecycle, creating a constant need for detection and monitoring. In addition, corrosion does not discriminate, it flourishes in a wide variety of environments. Be it general wall thinning/erosion, pitting corrosion or stress corrosion, all types of pipeline corrosion have one thing in common: they reduce a pipeline’s safety and efficiency – and therefore must be kept in check at all times.
As with all defect types, PETROTECH pursues a holistic approach to pipeline corrosion management that goes far beyond mere inspection. The largest fleet of highly innovative metal loss detection systems in the industry, combined with second-to-none engineering consultancy and data management competence, provides operators with full support in managing the risk presented by the overwhelming threat of pipeline corrosion.
Working with operators worldwide and thus having first-hand knowledge of the wide variation in the condition of their pipelines, we are convinced that a big-picture mindset is the most effective way to efficiently preserve integrity. The PETROTECH Company has therefore adopted an integrated framework approach for pipeline integrity management. This approach adapts not only to each type of threat, but also to each individual pipeline and operator. It consolidates industry best practice and the most advanced inspection solutions, together with the knowledge of a multi-disciplinary team of subject matter experts. It is a systematic approach effective in managing even the most challenging forms of metal loss, ensuring a close integrity management partnership where everybody understands the objectives and their role.