With the limitations of traditional methods to assess the time-to-failure of measured defects, industry operators and regulators are increasingly accepting and utilizing the probabilistic assessment methodology to assess and manage pipeline reliability. These methods can be used to determine the combined influence of all relevant threats to the reliability of a pipeline system over time.
At the 27th Annual International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference in San Francisco, California, C-FER presented a paper developing a methodology to estimate pipeline strain demand due to soil liquefaction during an earthquake.
At the 11th annual International Pipeline Conference in Calgary, Alberta, C-FER presented a paper demonstrating a modelling approach for equipment impact using a Bayesian network.
At the 10th annual International Pipeline Conference in Calgary, Alberta, C-FER co-presented a paper with TransGas Pipelines illustrating the effects of measurement uncertainty on safety risk.