External factors such as global supply chain challenges, the push for Net Zero and an ongoing introduction of new pipeline regulations have raised concerns about the integrity of aging pipelines. Aging pipelines carry their own risks which can lead to product leakage, ruptures and explosions if left unaddressed.
This article takes a look at the process of optimizing aging pipelines and what some of the challenges are.
In response to global supply chain challenges, the push for Net Zero and an ongoing introduction of new pipeline regulations, the integrity and security of aging pipelines have become a prominent topic, with many pipeline operators already being exposed to the challenges that come with an aging or legacy pipeline network. While current advancements in leak detection can help with reducing consequences, they do not negate the inherent risks that accompany an aging or legacy infrastructure.