Description: Engineering Assessments will increasingly be applied in the pipeline industry to demonstrate fitness-for-service and appropriate safety margins to stakeholders including industry, regulatory, and the public.
This paper provides an overview of driving factors and trends for engineering assessments and code-related considerations. Practical data integration, approach and application strategies, and a framework for developing and applying effective engineering assessments are provided. In particular, approaches for integrating the data collected from continuously improving in-line inspection (ILI) technologies into the engineering assessments are reviewed.
Date Published: March 1, 2022
Author: Dan Williams, P.Eng, Principal Consultant, Technical Services
Author: Ben Mittelstadt, P.E, Director, Technical Services