HOUSTON -- GE Oil & Gas PII Pipeline Solutions has introduced Integrity Management System (IMS), a pipeline integrity management software.
GE is launching IMS as part of PipeView Integrity, its portfolio of integrated pipeline integrity management and engineering solutions and services. According to GE, by using IMS, operators can manage all aspects of their pipeline integrity process, from setting integrity goals to assessing pipeline conditions and risks to planning and tracking mitigation, assessment and maintenance activities.
Encompassing both data analysis and practical integrity management, IMS includes modules that can assess a pipeline's condition, determine risks, and evaluate, create and manage integrity plans. This includes determining appropriate mitigation activities and assigning mitigation and maintenance activities to the appropriate personnel, complete with notification and approval mechanisms.
The software's user-definable dashboards enable viewing of the current and historic risk profiles, key performance indicators, and the status of integrity plan activities.
The system also offers the required functionality to support the operator during internal and regulatory audits, including the ability to link procedural instructions and document the completion of activities.