Integrated for zero hydrocarbon releaseDownload PDF
The key to eliminating bolted joint leaks lies in improving the management control processes at every step of the planning, preparation, data collection, assembly, tightening, repair, reporting and review stages. One of the primary goals is to limit the potential for human error – a prime cause of joint failure.
Our solution revolves around an existing track record of proven joint integrity management which was designed to reduce the incidence of hydrocarbon leaks to zero. This process is now complimented by the software which streamlines the process to identify individual joints, access detailed information on joint activity history and store records of technician competencies, certified tooling and joint design parameters. Every joint is tagged with a unique reference number which gives users access to all pre-populated information about that joint.
On a tag-by-tag basis, technicians can easily look up a given joint in the software system and enter all actions performed on that joint. This data is saved and stored on a central database for controlled company and customer-wide access, ensuring transparency.
Several users can work on the database simultaneously and synchronize into the same master database. The system can be quickly searched and interrogated, providing a status check of bolted joints at any time, especially at critical points in the process, such as right before testing begins.
A primary advantage of this comprehensive solution is cost savings as a result of reduced engineering and man hours throughout the lifecycle of the facility and seamless transition of knowledge from construction to the operational phase.
Project Integrity Management software also provides increased data accuracy due to a single source database and reduced data input; thereby, minimizing human error. It also improves general plant safety with full visibility and traceability of your process system status prior to any commissioning activity.
In summary, the software has surpassed all expectations and has given Halliburton Pipeline and Process Services a cutting edge tool that encapsulates the industry expectations for innovation and change. The software adds tremendous value over existing flange management methods by streamlining work processes and significantly contributing to a safer, leak-free environment. Backed by Halliburton’s global service capabilities, this is truly a state-of-the-art, industry-leading solution.