Transparent pipeline geohazard management
Natural and human-made geohazards all pose a risk to pipelines. Klarian offers solutions to give you transparency over pipeline geohazard management to provide peace of mind.
Pipelines traverse some of the world’s harshest landscapes. As such, they are at constant risk of geohazards such as landslides, tectonic activity, and melting permafrost, among other types of ground movement. On top of this, human activities such as excavation and construction can also put a pipeline at risk.
What are the impacts of geohazards on pipelines?
Pipeline operators must be wary of geohazards because they can physically move the pipe, change the bend radius, or deform it in another way. Stresses, compressions, and tensions beyond the pipeline's original design all increase the risk of harmful incidents such as leaks or explosions. Operators clearly need effective geohazard identification and risk management.
How do we manage geohazards for pipelines?
Early warning and quick response are vital if pipeline operators want to mitigate the risks of geohazards to their pipelines and the surrounding environment. Pipeline operators conduct extensive risk assessments, geohazard studies and field reports to help identify potential hazards. However, the sheer mix and volume of data can make geohazard assessment and management challenging.
At Klarian, we believe forewarned is forearmed; Digipipe can give comprehensive visibility and prioritisation over your geohazard assessment and survey data. We can also ingest and process data from your sensing technologies to help you spot and react to potential geohazards early. If you're looking to strengthen your confidence in geohazard mitigations and management, Klarian’s pipeline geohazard management solutions have you covered.
Managing the outputs from mountains of risk assessments, geohazard studies and field reports delivered at different times by different people is tricky. Every hazard differs in severity, likelihood, and urgency. No hazard is the same, so managing near and long-term risks with confidence is tricky without a robust and consistent geohazard identification and assessment process.
Digipipe includes a geographic information system providing a map view and time filter to show you the locations of surveys, risk assessments and other information such as site photographs. Additionally, we can layer live information such as flood risk to give you more context.
In some cases, a single geohazard risk will be relevant to multiple assets in the vicinity. Digipipe identifies any hazards near your pipeline. It helps you spot the relevant risks and means you don’t have to record the same hazard against multiple assets, even if they traverse the same area.
Once you have a good visual of all the hazards, our action tracker can help your decision-making. This core feature of Digipipe’s action tracker offers granular prioritisation to manage risks. You will benefit from seeing the genuine priority risks that need addressing without drowning in excess data.
Proactive pipeline geohazard management can save you significant costs and prevent reputational and environmental damage, so choosing Klarian as your support system becomes a critical insurance policy.
Digipipe can monitor events from an array of sensing technologies, including geophones and accelerometers. Monitoring flood risk data can also provide advanced warning and insight. Digipipe makes geohazard identification simple.
Klarian’s data platform analyses data streams from sensing technologies in real-time. We can also take your data one step further by implementing configurable algorithms to monitor activity. For example, we could build an algorithm that spots when typical movement patterns start to rise beyond expected levels.
Digipipe’s graphical interface includes an interactive map with user-selectable overlays. By monitoring data over time and with configurable data analytics, geohazard threats can be assessed and prioritised, making it easier for you to implement risk mitigation strategies.
Klarian makes pipeline geohazard management transparent by giving you the critical information you need to respond to ground movement proactively.