Thursday, August 21, 2014

India - Oil and Gas Infrastructure - It should not be the blaming culture when integrity of assets is dealt by multi-owners who are involved in the entire value chain

It should not be the blaming culture when integrity of assets is dealt by multi-owners who are involved in the entire value chain. Before process fluid gets transported through any asset, corrosion risk assessment has to be compulsorily carried out to determine the adequacy of transmission system to handle the fluids of varied composition and operating conditions. It is very difficult to ascertain the time of whole upsets in any process system. Not all parameters can be analysed in real time to trigger the range of actions needed to bring it to normal state. Our oil and gas companies have to improve the present status of their corrosion management and assure the integrity of assets. Replacement of pipeline after defined period is not the only solution for this type of failure. There is no point in identifying quick fix for corrosion issues. We need to learn from the failures as well as successful operation regime to bring the design values for new systems.

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