ENGINEERING SERVICES

Dynamic Risk brings a unique blend of superior engineering know how and experience together with world class software, data management, and engineering response projects. By building high performance teams in each of these areas, we are able to deliver high-value services and technical solutions to our client’s, consistent with industry and discipline best practices for pipeline integrity management programs.
 
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ENGINEERING CRITICAL ASSESSMENTS (ECA)

The pipeline industry regulatory structure continues to experience significant changes that will facilitate gaining the next level of safety and reliability performance. ECA must demonstrate and document fitness-for-service for the pipeline at MAOP; this then becomes the proven safety basis and reconfirmation of MAOP for communications with stakeholders. The value summary for effective ECAs is summarized as follows:

  • Focus resources on efforts that measurably increase safety and reliability performance
  • Avoid relatively larger costs and impacts associated with replacement, pressure reductions, and pressure testing of pipe that is otherwise fit-for-service
  • Consistent, repeatable approaches are developed that can easily integrate and aggregate into solutions for more complex compliance and technical circumstances
  • Strategic frameworks built around emerging regulatory and standards developments are leveraged for building successful ECAs that demonstrate pipeline safety

 
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EXTERNAL CORROSION MANAGEMENT

Take your pipeline integrity programs to new heights with key insights and valuable analytics for improved management of your External Corrosion Threat and Cathodic Protection data through our Explorer application.
 
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INTEGRATED ENGINEERING ASSESSMENT

Replace Hydrostatic Testing through Data-Driven-ILI

Operators have historically used hydrostatic testing to assess the integrity of a pipeline and reduce failures. However, hydrostatic testing is not only costly but due to the extreme pressure introduced it may cause cracks to grow. In addition, as hydrostatic testing is a destructive testing method, providing only a pass/fail outcome, does not offer insightful information about the true condition of an operator’s pipeline. Because of its inclusion in standard integrity management programs, many operators are not aware of alternative, reliable methods for assessing the health and integrity of their pipeline.

To reduce operator costs, avoid unnecessary damage to pipelines, reduce risk, and efficiently and effectively manage the integrity of pipelines, our team of experts together with our sister company NTD Global, have developed the Integrated Engineering Assessment service.

Integrated Engineering Assessment is a comprehensive study removing the need to hydrostatic test, by using an advanced engineering assessment leveraging the accuracy of NDT Global’s ILI technology and data expertise with the Risk Modelling and Engineering expertise of Dynamic Risk in conjunction with an established database of critical defects.
 
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RISK BASED ASSESSMENT OF PIPELINE DESIGN

A rigorous pipeline design assessment process that goes beyond the minimum requirements of codes and regulations to identify potential future operating risks relating to a proposed new pipeline. Pre-emptive measures and strategies to address the principal drivers of these risks are evaluated for incorporation within the final design to reduce the likelihood and/or consequences of a pipeline operating failure. Risk can be managed to a threshold of diminishing returns (As Low As Reasonably Practicable), whereby the resources required to implement risk reduction measures are evaluated proportionate to the benefits of the resulting risk reduction that would be achieved.
 
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