“This project represents a milestone in Pipelines’ efforts to maintain the Saudi Aramco pipelines network’s integrity,” said Pipelines general manager MuhammadAli M. Trabulsi, explaining there is a shift from fixed inspection schedules to condition and risk-based assessments and mitigation.
PIMS is a continuous and structured analytical process that consists of advanced risk algorithms and comprehensive integrated databases. It supports the experts as they enhance integrity-assessment plans and risk, ranking all pipeline segments for inspection and maintenance priorities.
The project integrates all pipelines-related data to be accurately represented according to GPS coordinates. In the same approach, calculated risk values based on threats and consequences for pipeline segments are reflected.
“This award is a direct reflection of the hard work and true partnership of the teams handling the PIMS project from both Pipelines and IT,” said IT executive director Hany K. Abu Khadra.
Saudi Aramco was selected to receive the award from among 300,000 projects.