Pipeline Risk Assessment Module


Pipeline Risk Module

Quantifying and managing risk is the core function of any pipeline Integrity Management program. How a company goes about fulfilling that mandate, however, can vary from company to company and even within a company. From simple threat screening to advance probabilistic modeling, RIPL’s powerful and flexible modeling capability allows an operator to choose the right approach to assess, manage and mitigate risk to your company’s single most important physical asset – the pipeline.  It helps you:

  • Risk rank your assets based on your risk approach
  • Quickly determine factors driving your risk
  • Prioritize your preventative and mitigation measures
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There are several well-known approaches to modeling risk, each with varying degrees of complexity and accuracy. Qualitative Risk Assessment (the L2 Relative Indexing Model) relies heavily on engineering experience and judgement. It is often the simplest approach to employ but provides less statistical evidence to support the risk results.

Quantitative Risk Assessment (L3 Probabilistic Model) employs a rigorous combination of statistics and probability with engineering discipline to arrive at the probability of some risk event. This approach requires greater resource commitments but often provides higher resolution of a component’s risk posture.

Most Integrity Management Programs use a semi-qualitative approach with a mix of qualitative and quantitative risk modeling, falling somewhere in the middle of the risk assessment spectrum.

RIPL supports all these risk assessment methods and more in a single application through a configurable modeling engine. There is no black box or hardcoded computations; a proven solution with tens of thousands of miles pipeline under assessment, RIPL provides complete transparency from the system of record for the input data to the final results.

Multi-user capability in an enterprise class client-server topology
Model risk for pipelines and facilities such as pumps, compressors, above ground storage tanks
Control access to sensitive information through user access credentials
Predefined common analysis such as Liquid Volume Release (LVR) and Liquid Pressure Profile (LPP)
Configurable model engine to customize reference models or build your own risk model
Visualize information on a map with seamless integration to System Analyzer
Data alignment, or transforming, and integration engine that supports aggregation of disparate data into single or multiple reference systems
Calculation engine allows engineers to build custom analytics such remaining wall loss MPY, and time to failure etc
Multiple risk models on single platform
Integrity assessment profiles drawings that allows user to plot pipe attributes with other data
Exporting data from grids
Reports may be exported to other applications
Linear and matrix graphical reporting tools
Configurable dashboards by single components and entire systems
Suitable for use on both natural gas and hazardous liquid assets
Integrate High Consequence Area (HCA) information from our risk assessment services
Reporting with filtering, sorting, aggregating and exporting of data
Dynamic segmentation capability allows “threat by threat” assessment
Configurable aggregation engine that allows user to specify overlapping performance and design data
Importing mapping wizard to numerous disparate data sources
Single sign-on capability with Active Directory

To install the Pipeline Risk Assessment Module, you must have an active RIPL license. 

RIPL is a client-server architecture. A desktop application is installed on the users workstation. The desktop application then connects to MS SQL Database where data is stored and managed.

As technology changes and to ensure client implementation is supportable by American Innovations, it is always best to review any changes to the network, database, or client configuration with American Innovations support.

Desktop Properties
RIPL: RIPL 7.5 or higher
Processor: Pentium chipset or higher
Speed: 3 GHz or higher
RAM: 8 GB or higher
Operating System: Windows 7 (64-bit)
Available Disk Space: 80 MB
Available Bandwidth: 10 Mbps or more
Screen Resolution: 1280 x 1024 or higher
For Importing: Microsoft Access/Excel 2005 or higher
Microsoft Visio: Microsoft Visio 2003 or higher
Microsoft Internet Explorer: IE 10 or higher
ESRI ArcGIS: ArcGIS™ Runtime 10.2
Other Tools:
  • Net 4 Extended
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Shared Management Objects
  • Microsoft SQL Server Native Client
  • Microsoft SQL Server System CLR Types
Server Properties
Processor: Dual Processor (Xeon) or higher
Speed: 3 GHz or higher
RAM: 16 GB or more
Operating System: Windows Server 2008 R2
Available Disk Space: 100 GB or more
Database: SQL Server 2008 R2