In Part I of this series, we covered what constitutes an interactive threat. Now that you have a handle on what an interactive threat is, how can you use this information to help you plan for them in your Integrity Management Plan (IMP)?
When putting together an Integrity Management Plan (IMP), we know to consider individual threats, but what about threats that interact together to increase risk? The concept of interactive threats and how to address them has perplexed many operators. There are many reasons for this confusion, such as a lack of prescriptive language in regulations, a lack of clarity in reporting the root cause for pipeline incidents, and a lack of general information concerning interactive threats.
If you haven't heard, we recently announced the dates (May 3-4, 2016) for Integrity Plus's Integrity Management & Compliance Symposium in Galveston, TX. We are excited about the new ways we are reaching out to all of our customers this year and want you to join us for all the fun!
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Corrosion, erosion and other forms of material degradation can cause critical damage to pipelines, potentially resulting in safety hazards and costly repairs. Having up-to-date and accurate pipeline inspection data, such as in-line inspections (ILI), is important to maintain the integrity of a pipeline.
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