Currently, in view of financial, resource and organizational and technical constraints, as well as due to such objective factors as high depreciation of fixed assets, its age and technological heterogeneity, operation of pipelines under over-standard load regimes, there is problem of optimizing the costs of technical maintenance and repair (TM&R) based on a risk-oriented approach under ensuring the requirements of industrial safety.
Such approach fully reflects latest changes in legislation regarding industrial safety, environmental protection and other legislative acts of Republic of Kazakhstan.
In order to resolve the tasks set, “Kazakhstan-China Pipeline” LLP have begun implementation of the pipeline integrity control system (PICS) since 2015 based on ROAIMS software developed by ROSEN company and adapted to requirements of Republic of Kazakhstan legislation which allows to evaluate technical state of assets and risk during the operation of the assets – life prediction of pipes with defects, possible types and consequences of functional failures and breakdowns caused by them.
This information serves as a basis for planning preventive measures which, if executed on time, will allow to reduce the amount of emergency and unplanned repair works, increase industrial safety, minimize consequences of negative environmental impact, insurance costs and other risks.
The main Partnerships tasks on functioning and further development of PICS are:
- Combined geo-informational space integrated into the corporate environment with data collection, storage and processing system
- Transparent decision-making mechanism regarding control over technical state and integrity of pipeline based on uniform methodology base
- Risk-oriented approach to TM&R planning based on actual state of pipelines, operation conditions, environment, production plans and constraints
- Further development of PICS with use on new features of ROAIMS software for primary task of Partnership on ensuring MP reliability under permanent change of environment and infrastructure, integration of innovation technologies and modern technical means, adaptation thereof to ROAIMS software and other software used in the Partnership
Results of Implementation and perspectives of development KCP PICS