The new pipeline division is headed by Dr Waheed Al Rafai, who has substantial experience both as a pipeline designer and pipeline operator, including research and development skills in single- and multi-phase flows. The new division is highly focused on delivering integrated pipeline design and operational solutions using multi-phase flow technology and corrosion modelling, with the aim of improving the long-term reliability and safety of pipeline assets from the outset of a pipeline project. A key area of strength for the company is its comprehensive knowledge of the integrity challenges facing operators throughout a pipeline’s operational life. Many years of working with operators facing the realities of pipelines damaged internally and externally by corrosion have given the company a strong basis for analysing, on a real-time basis, the impact of continually-changing operating conditions and actions on pipeline integrity. The Pipeline Integrity Toolkit is designed to use on-line production data to diagnose, and hence prevent, the occurrence of problems through improved operating procedures, maintenance planning, and prioritization of inspection activities by minimizing risk at critical locations along a pipeline route. With its head office in Chester, UK, the company was established in 1991 by Dr Liane Smith, an expert in materials, welding engineering, and corrosion risk assessment, and with a world-class reputation in corrosion modelling. The growth of the company, by establishing a dedicated workforce of highly-skilled and experienced engineers, has enabled it to broaden the scope of its activities into the pipeline field, whilst building on its core strengths of asset integrity management.
Improved pipeline-integrity services launched
UK-BASED Intetech has extended its service within the oil and gas pipeline industry by establishing a dedicated pipeline division, and preparing to launch what it calls its Pipeline Integrity Toolkit.
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