For onshore pipelines in any terrain
MASiP (Mobile Automated Spiral Intelligent Pipe), uses a lighter and more ﬂexible pipe structure including embedded optical ﬁbre, with automated mobile manufacturing to produce and install continuous pipe directly into a trench. This delivers a digital pipeline system with a built-in capability to self-monitor its health condition and protect itself from unintentional intrusions or malicious attacks. The key potential benefits that MASiP technology offers are:
The flow chart above highlights the key integrity threats to conventional pipelines that operators are challenged with. MASiP Pipe System offers a holistic integrated digital pipeline integrity management and real time surveillance solution.
Multiple scenarios have been studied in detail independently (by Wood Group plc) to evidence these claims. These include:
The resulting numbers below refer to the Gas Transmission Pipeline Study of a pipeline installed in 2010 and was performed in co-operation with National Grid.