Pipeline Material Identification (or Verification)

Global Information Systems (GIS) has a long history of software development and services to the pipeline transmission industry.  Focused on solutions that provide all of the necessary elements to collect, manage and store pipeline assets and facility data, our clients recognize the knowledge and experience of the GIS team.  GIS staff has a comprehensive background in the wide range of essential services needed by the industry.

The importance of data in the pipeline industry cannot be overemphasized. Nor can it be overemphasized that this data must be organized and maintained in such a way that it can be easily accessed. It is critical to have a master source of information from which data can be resourced regarding pipeline material identification and construction.  With increasing scrutiny of the pipeline industry, and, given the critical importance of pipeline integrity management, it is incumbent upon the industry to collect and store data  that can be easily stored and retrieved.

The integrity of a pipeline system begins with the composition of the materials used in manufacturing the pipeline. One of the numerous services available through GIS is pipeline material identification or verification. This is an element of data collection that contributes to the array of needed data to assure pipeline integrity.  GIS performs a service of reviewing historical construction records to determine that pipe specifications including diameter, wall thickness, material of construction, steel grade, seam type and manufacturer are as specified. Pipe testing, such as Mill Tests which are done at the actual manufacturing site, is part of the pipe manufacturing process and is used as supporting TVC documentation. It is necessary to verify that the pipe attributes in a GIS system (electronic system map) and the pipeline in the ground are the same in order to assure that the operators have a GIS that properly reflects what was actually built. 

This accuracy is critical when performing pipeline repair. Pipeline material identification will determine which welding procedure will be performed and which consumables will be used.  A pipeline operator is expected to maintain accurate, accessible records and Global Information Systems has the tools your business needs to clarify and document pipeline material identification with the accuracy and professionalism required of the pipeline industry.

Pipeline material identification is one of numerous steps that must be done in order to document your effort to maintain oil and gas pipeline integrity.  Whether you have grandfathered pipelines or not, corporate compliance with regulation of this industry mandates that your record keeping is organized and accessible and that your pipeline  integrity assessment program is ongoing and robust.

Because of its depth of experience in the pipeline transmission industry, Global Information Systems is an excellent partner for your company.  Coupled with its wealth of experience is the GIS commitment to excellent customer service, delivering a range of software and services that you can depend upon to excel in today's competitive and highly regulated pipeline industry.  Contact Global Information Systems to find out more about our pipeline material identification service. Our team of experienced professionals is eager to discuss the many ways in which Global and your company can partner.