Managing wastewater force mains has historically been difficult for owners. Traditional inspection methods applied in gravity main assessment are not applicable in force mains. Given the high consequence of a force main failure, the need for an innovative approach to managing these challenging pipeline assets is necessary to minimize environmental impact and comply with regulatory requirements.
Failures to oil and gas pipelines can have severe environmental consequences and cost billions of dollars to rectify. Because of this, safety regulations governing these pipelines are becoming more stringent and visible.
Although power plant operators maintain shorter pressure pipe distances to support their operations, regular maintenance and safe management is extremely important because the pipes have a high consequence of failure.