The Pipeline Stress Monitor application helps to maintain pipeline safety and to extend the life time of the pipeline’s infrastructure. The total life time of a pipeline segment is limited and depends on operational procedures. In order to predict material fatigue, it is important to monitor the stress that is caused by varying pipeline pressures. If most pump operations are performed during steady state with only a few interruptions, the impact on the total lifetime is much less than during transient conditions.
Based on actual pressure values for monitored pipeline segments, which are stored continuously in the database, the Pipeline Stress application permanently analyses pressure trend curves, determines maximum and minimum possible thresholds and calculates the impacts of pressure changes. When a pipeline approaches the end of its life, operating companies are advised to inspect the condition of the pipeline. The application executes calculations in accordance to TÜV AD S1 and S2 Code of Practice.