An Optimal Preventive Maintenance Model for Natural Gas Transmission Pipelines

Sharareh Kermanshachi, Mustafa M. Cobanoglu, Ivan Damnjanovic

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Abstract

Although pipeline systems are the most economical and safest way of oil and gas transportation, there have been an increasing number of incidents. Therefore, pipeline operators need to constantly evaluate and update their preventive maintenance (PM) strategies. This paper performed economic analysis of PM strategies based on the cost of internal and external corrosion-related failures and developed optimal PM mathematical cost and time models for natural gas pipelines. The data used for this study was collected from eleven largest natural gas transmission pipelines. This study developed a method to calculate the optimal replacement time for potential failures based on the ratio of preventive replacement cost to corrective replacement cost. Moreover, this study developed a model to calculate cost of PM strategies based on the optimal replacement time. The results of this study helps decision-makers in the oil and gas industry to select the proper PM strategies for corrosion-related failures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPipelines 2017
Subtitle of host publicationCondition Assessment, Surveying, and Geomatics - Proceedings of Sessions of the Pipelines 2017 Conference
EditorsAnna Pridmore, Jim Geisbush
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Pages517-526
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9780784480885
DOIs
StatePublished - 2017
EventPipelines 2017 Conference: Condition Assessment, Surveying, and Geomatics - Phoenix, United States
Duration: Aug 6 2017Aug 9 2017

Publication series

NamePipelines 2017: Condition Assessment, Surveying, and Geomatics - Proceedings of Sessions of the Pipelines 2017 Conference

Conference

ConferencePipelines 2017 Conference: Condition Assessment, Surveying, and Geomatics
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPhoenix
Period8/6/178/9/17

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Mechanical Engineering

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