Pipeline Integrity: Storage/Injection

Overview

Due to PHMSA 49CFR191 & 49CRF192 more stringent regulation on transmission & distribution inspection & monitoring

Application

Asset integrity post pigging/ILI examinations … <150F

  • During Direct Assessment (DA), operator must make the decision to “bury & hope” or immediate fix/repair based on wall-thickness
  • Operator elected to fix/repair either using a sleeve or new pipe and installs a permanently attached mat sensor area where metal loss previously occurred to monitored repaired area

Product Used

  • matPIMS Modbus configuration w/ 1×15 sensor strip
  • matPIMS systems are completely buried after DA is complete
  • Operator will send personnel to defined locations quarterly to collect data w/ tablet

Outcome

Operator was able to continue normal pigging/ILI inspection intervals and have access to buried asset information without excavation while remaining in PHMSA compliance

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