For this reason, owners and operators need to record and analyse information about pipeline incidents in order to understand how they can better protect assets and prevent these incidents from occurring.
Utilising Mipela GeoSolutions X-Info Connect technologies, many APGA Pipeline Operators Group (POG) members have evolved their data collection and analysis toolset, enabling pipeline incident data to be entered and analysed with greater ease and efficiency than in previous systems.
The X-Info Connect system enables pipeline operators to specify the geographical location of an incident or near-miss event using a simple and easy-to-use mapping interface.
The protection of valuable assets weighs heavily on the minds of both pipeline owners and operators. The costs associated with damaged or inoperable assets can run into the millions of dollars in material, labour and lost revenue costs, along with impacts on human health and wellbeing.
The X-Info Connect software package has been configured to capture the necessary information needed to analyse and inform operators about pipeline incident trends, including data relevant to AS 2885.
With a web enabled interface, operators are able to log-in over the internet and enter incident or near miss data with relative ease. For those operators wanting to perform more complex analysis, the X-Info Connect Windows client offers customised reports such as data tables, statistical graphs and maps.
The X-Info Connect system enables pipeline operators to specify the geographical location of an incident or near-miss event using a simple and easy-to-use mapping interface. Over time, this data can be used to detect the existence of spatial patterns in the occurrence of incidents, enabling operators to undertake enhanced, geographically-based risk mitigation strategies.