Pipeline Integrity Management

NIQ offers an end-to-end integrity management (IM) solution to support engineering on all project phases and in service.

NIQ services and capabilities span a wide range of pipeline integrity management services, with a primary focus on post-inline inspection pipeline defect assessments. The overall target of NIQ services is to provide a clear picture of the current fitness, and accurately predict the future condition of client pipelines. Based on inspection results and operational information, we advise our clients whether the integrity of their pipelines is under an immediate threat and at what time in the future when non-critical anomalies may grow to unacceptable dimensions, thus allowing for an informed maintenance and repair plan. Additionally, we investigate the cause of the defects and recommend appropriate mitigation measures necessary to prevent further degradation and extend  safe operating life of pipelines. Overall, we aim to support our customers in getting the best value from their assets by ensuring safety, reliability, efficiency and service life extension. To ensure compliance with regulatory requirements, our assessments are always conducted in accordance with industry best practices using pipeline industry standards, recommended practices and guidelines (e.g. ASME B31.G, Modified B31.G / RSTRENG, API 579, DNV-RP-F101, EPRG, PDAM)

A breakdown of our typical integrity assessment approach to ensure safety, reliability, and service life extension of client pipelines includes:

  • In-Line Inspection Data Review
  • Immediate FFP / FFS Assessment
  • Corrosion Growth Assessment
  • Future Integrity Assessment
  • Repair / Rehabilitation Planning & Strategy
  • Corrosion Mitigation Recommendations
  • Re-inspection Strategy

Pipeline operators will benefit the following when using our post-ILI services:

  • Improved safety and reliability of pipelines
  • Reduction in maintenance/repair costs by eliminating unnecessary repairs and interventions
  • Reduction in inspection costs via optimization of inspection intervals
  • Improved accuracy in forecasting inspection, maintenance, and repair budgets
  • Maximizing asset value and production targets
  • Compliance with regulatory legislation and company policies
  • Extension of asset service life without compromising safe operation.