AFAA Complete Pipeline Risk Based Inspection Project

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AFAA have recently completed a Pipeline Risk Based Inspection project. The project involved creating a semi-quantitative approach to assess all the relevant pipeline failure modes and consequences. The approach was applied to over 3000 pipelines, flowlines transporting a variety of different products and the pipelines and flowlines were ranked based on their Human, Environmental, Asset and Reputation risk score. The risk scores allowed the Operator to highlight the lines which posed either the highest risk to surrounding population or to those lines which posed the greatest environmental risk if a leak or rupture were to occur. The resulting risk scores were also then used to determine the most appropriate approach to the future integrity management of the lines.