Pipeline integrity management is a complex process involving people, assets, procedures, data gathering, analysis and commercial consideration in terms of production, operations and maintenance costs.
The primary objective of an integrity program is to maintain the pipeline in a fitness-for-purpose condition and in a safe and cost-effective manner. Standards and codes of practice are available which provide clear guidance for the practical implementation of pipeline integrity management in a logical and consistent manner.
Today, however, vast amounts of information are generated during the integrity management process and software tools become a necessity to aid the engineer in its practical implementation. This includes essential elements such as effective data management, appropriate assessment tools, documentation of the integrity assessments conducted, an auditable record of the overall integrity management process, and incorporated rights management.
There is always a concern that such integrity management systems can become unnecessarily complex and difficult and expensive to implement and maintain. Therefore a primary requisite for any software tool must be that it is flexible and allow for customization to suit the needs of a wide range of operators.
ROSEN has developed a suite of software tools which meets such technical and functional demands. The ROSEN Asset Integrity Management Software (ROAIMS) is made up of a number of functional modules that can be combined to configure different integrity management applications.
Following an initial audit of an operator’s specific requirement the system can be customized as needed, ranging from a simple data storage/repository to a comprehensive integrated integrity management software solution.