Pipeline Integrity Management: Transforming Compliance to a Business Opportunity
Author:Jeff Provine, Global Utilities Division Leader, CSC
Technology that enables utilities to collect and maintain complete, accurate current-state data that correctly represents the state of transmission and distribution networks is critical to effective pipeline integrity. Learn how work and asset management can generate significant business benefits for your Utility, and explore where you're positioned on the Hierarchy of Pipeline Integrity Maturity.
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Information systems integration also allows utility managers to ensure that the entire work and asset lifecycle is optimized to deliver the most efficient, effective maintenance procedures possible. Beyond public safety, which is obviously paramount, this approach to integrity management extends the safe, functional life of utility assets.
The Hierarchy of Pipeline Integrity Maturity consists of 5 layers -- from Foundational to Operational Excellence.
- Operational Excellence - Safe and Reliable Operations
- Engineering Excellence - Risk Analysis, Field Redlining, CUs, Integrated GIS Based Design, and Contractor Standards
- Organizational Excellence - Field Data Collection, Enterprise Resource Management and Work Forecasting, Automated Closing, Accounting Integration, and Mobility and Technology Enablement
- Compliance Excellence - Predictive Compliance Tracking, TIMPP-DIMP Data Integration, Compliance Analytics and Risk Management, System Generated Inspections, Damage Prevention Program, Support System Generated Maintenance
- Foundational - GIs as an Operational Tool, Asset Model, Material Management, Basic Workflow Processes, KPIs, Asset Data Integrity, Work and Project Estimating Standards