Willbros is the recognized industry leader in Data Mining, As-Builting, Feature Studies, MAOP Validation, Class Location, CP Validation, and Risk/Threat Assessment and currently work with the largest transmission pipeline and utility companies in the world. If you need help researching, documenting or verifying critical pipeline records, whether they are related to historical data or current projects, Willbros is the obvious choice.
For over two decades, Willbros staff has been driving the use of GIS technology within the industry and developing many of the modern technology approaches in use today in dozens of pipeline integrity management programs.
Recent high profile pipeline incidents are driving federal and state regulators to demand better-validated proof of critical operating information from pipeline operators for the entire lifecycle of every pipeline in their systems. It is highly likely that considerable pressure will be placed on operators over the next several years to comply with the added information demands and inevitably more stringent regulations.
The primary issue is traceability and validity of pipeline maximum allowable operating pressure (MAOP) records. This means operators will now need backward traceability to identify when a suspect component was installed, inspected and maintained, as well as where and how it was manufactured, tested, received and stored before installation. Operators also will need forward traceability to identify all locations where material from the same batch as a suspect component was installed or in inventory. Most operators will expend considerable resources to adequately respond to these anticipated new requirements.
We’re here to help: Willbros sets the standard in pipeline integrity management (PIM) support. We can manage and execute an operator’s entire PIM program or any piece of it, including re-engineering any flawed component of the program. We also can help write the Integrity Management Plan (IMP) that is required by regulation as a framework for PIM program development and evolves into a more comprehensive, detailed and actionable plan throughout a pipeline’s lifecycle. And Willbros can support operators during on-site audits by federal and state regulatory authorities, ensuring the IMP and operating procedures are in compliance with integrity protocols.
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Willbros offers the full suite of PIM services, or customizes solutions to your needs.
Willbros is a pioneer in using GIS technology in its integrity management programs.
The Willbros full suite of PIM Lifecycle Services
- Integrity Management Plan (IMP) Development
- HCA Identification and Class Location Analysis
- Risk Assessment
- Threat Assessment
- Baseline Assessment Plan (BAP)
- Integrity Assessment
- Discovery Management
- Repair and Remediation
- Prevention and Mitigation
- Reporting and Performance Measurement
- Federal and State Audit Assistance
- MAOP Validation
- American Gas Association (AGA)
Pipelines Regulations Resources
- American Petroleum Institute (API)
- Association of Oil Pipe Lines (AOPL)
- California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC)
- International Pipe Line & Offshore Contractors Association (IPLOCA)
- Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA)
- NACE International
- Road To Success Wiki for Onshore Pipelines
- U.S. Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA)
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