Implementation of the facilities integrity management model in the transportation vicepresidency of ecopetrol SA (VIT)

Alexander Guzman, Dario Zapata

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Abstract

In order to complete the circle and cover all assets of transportation systems for hydrocarbons in the VIT (pipelines, process piping and tanks), since 2009 the Coordination of Integrity of pipelines and tanks of the VIT started the process of developing a management model of integrity to apply to facilities, especially the process piping. This paper shows the strategies and approach which was used by Ecopetrol to develop and implement the integrity management model in the pump stations and terminals of its transportation division (Vicepresidencia de Transporte - VIT); it also discuss on the challenges and difficulties found, as well as the lessons learned throughout this process.

Original languageEnglish
JournalRio Pipeline Conference and Exposition, Technical Papers
Volume2011-September
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes
Event2011 Rio Pipeline Conference and Exposition - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 2011 Sep 202011 Sep 22

Keywords

  • Facilities
  • Integrity management
  • Risk management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Materials Science (miscellaneous)

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