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Supporting Performance-Based Integrity Management Processes

Collaborative Integrity Services Model - CISM

Our TRIAGE & Q-ICDA projects integrated into CISM identify pipelines most probable to exhibit pre-existing corrosion damage, and narrows-the-focus for application of specialty pipeline services and products essential to support a Client's pipeline integrity management program.


TRIAGE & Q-ICDA shared projects within the CISM workflow

TRIAGE & Q-ICDA projects provide the foundation of the Client's Performance-Based Integrity Program

The CISM model relies upon our TRIAGE & Q-ICDA engineering assessment services to characterize pipelines most likely to exhibit corrosion as the foundation of the Client's Performance-Based Integrity Management Process.

CISM Partners are positioned to independently delivery one-time and recurring management services and specialty pipeline products to support the implementation of Client integrity management processes.

TRIAGE aligns mitigation with risk for a 20 - 45% savings

Our mission is to position CISM partners to help their clients improve pipeline performance and profitability through adoption of complex data pattern analytics within TRIAGE as the foundation for identifying which pipelines are most likely to be damaged, and most likely to fail. 

TRIAGE hazard classification mitigation guidance has been proven to predict and prevent pipeline corrosion failures with far greater accuracy than existing industry standard methods.

TRIAGE - client user-experience at-a-glance

Company-Specific TRIAGE Assessment Video Summary

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Corporate Pipeline Inventory Dashboard

Graphs of an oil and gas companies pipeline inventory according to operating status.

Corporate 5x5 Risk Assessment Matrix - Internal Corrosion

5x5 Risk Assessment plot of an oil and gas company's corporate pipeline inventory.

Projected Cost Savings Attributed to Chemical Optimization

A corrosion mitigation cost forecast based upon risk of corrosion.

Risk Matrix - External Corrosion & Optimization of CP Surveys

A composite image of a corporate pipeline 5x5 risk plot according to threat of internal corrosion in the pipelines.

TRIAGE - Download Risk Assessment & Mitigation Guidance Reports

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TRIAGE - Helpful Links

TRIAGE - Subscription Terms

TRIAGE - Technical Details - IC

TRIAGE - Technical Details - EC

Q-ICDA within NACE - ICDA Step 2 - Indirect Inspection (IDI)

Project structure for a NACE  - ICDA project.

Q-ICDA is our Engineering Assessment Method within NACE - ICDA - Step 2 - Indirect Inspection (IDI)

  • Q-ICDA applies pipeline modelling to establish the most probable locations (MPL) for internal corrosion damage within NACE - ICDA - Step 2 - Indirect Inspection (IDI);
  • Identify the most cost-effective mitigation guidance for implementation within NACE - ICDA - Step 4 - Post Assessment (PoA);
  • Provide the basis for a Cost Benefit Analysis for activities to verify the integrity of a pipeline within NACE - ICDA - Step 3 - Direct Examination (DEx).

Q-ICDA applies pipeline modelling to pin-point corrosion

Corrosion rate profile and corrosion damage profile along a pipeline.

Consideration of Corrosion from Natural Fluids, and from Ingress of Fugitive Fluids

Quantitative Internal Corrosion Direct Assessment (Q-ICDA)  incorporates Pipeline Fluid Flow Data to Establish Corrosion Rate & Corrosion Pitting Profiles along the Pipeline.

Q-ICDA accumulates metal wall-loss at most likely locations

Accumulated corrosion damage along a pipeline shown on a graph.

Cumulative Pipeline Corrosion Over Entire Operating Lifetime by Allocating Corrosion Rates According to Defined Range of Operating Eras (Periods)

Application of corrosion rates onto most probable locations (MPL's) of corrosion damage creates an estimate of expected over-life corrosion damage along the pipeline.

DEM digital elevation image showing topographical profile of a pipeline.

Digital Elevation Mapping

  • Considers the implication of pipeline elevation profile on the fluid flow dynamics;
  • Consideration of water-film transport to form detrimental stagnant water traps; possible locations of low pH corrosive regions.

An image of pipeline modelling engineering software.

Compositional Fluid Flow Pipeline Modelling Simulation

  • Application of pipeline fluid simulation models to provide characterization of three-phase (gas / oil / water) movement;
  • Fluid simulation data interpreted to identify regions of potential stagnant water hold-up;
  • Potential pH profile within identified water traps is established as foundation of corrosion rate profiles.

Table of Contents - Technical Reference

Mitigation of Non-Piggable Pipelines by Modification of Slow-Moving Water-Films

Image of bottom of line internal pipeline corrosion with fugitive corrosive debris.  Pitting corrosion of a pipeline.  Evidence of stagnant corrosive water traps in a pipeline.

Top-of-Line Corrosion Attributed to Over-Injection of Methanol

Image of top-of-pipeline (TOL) corrosion caused by over-injection of methanol into the pipeline.

Cost-Effective Pipeline Suspension Procedures

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Corrosion Due to Slugging in HZ Wells

Image of oil and gas corrosion of pipelines attributed to ingress of fugitive corrosive material uplifted from producing wells at the time of well start-up.  High-shear well start-up events up-lifts highly corrosive biomass sludge into the pipelines.

SLMS - Quality Work Management

Quality management work cycle of plan, do, check, act.

Chemical Vendor KPI Report Cards

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Contact Us to Create a Strategy for Growing your Business

Use our tools and services to deliver unique forward-looking insight about your Client's most probable locations for corrosion damage, and possible failure. CISM positions our Partners to align their services and specialty products to deliver a measurable reduction to corporate risk exposure.

David Richardson, P.Eng.

Our Collaborative Integrity Services Model (CISM) offers our partners an opportunity to complement the services and products they already provide by helping their Clients focus resources onto those pipelines most probable to experience a failure.

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