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Pipeline Integrity Management Unlock the hidden business value Efficiency of Pipeline Integrity Management (PIM) practices has a significant impact on the ability of a pipeline operator to create shareholder value. Aspects of PIM such as leaks and incidents not only increase the cost of operations but also impair the revenue earning potential. Efficient PIM practices can enhance the economic life of pipeline assets, thus increasing the total lifecycle business value realization from pipeline infrastructure investments. Embracing a mature business strategy as well as leveraging emerging information and communication technologies is bound to open tremendous opportunities for pipeline operators for innovating and developing a plan with stronger focus on business value creation while complying with the regulations. PIM helps the pipeline operators to focus on the Risk management aspect of pipelines. Infosys believes that it is important for pipeline operators to transcend beyond structural integrity management and adopt a more comprehensive approach encompassing dimensions of operational maturity to predict, prevent and mitigate risks as well as the associated commercial implications to business.

Priorities of Pipeline Integrity Management and Infosys' framework • How do I create a PIM roadmap that maximizes Return on Investment (ROI) on PIM investments? • How do I create a business case and prioritize my PIM initiatives so that the shareholder value is maximized? • Do I have the right data, information and knowledge about my pipeline system to objectively measure, monitor and assess risks? • Do I have a comprehensive set of metrics to predict risks? Are these metrics driving my operational decisions? • Are my engineering and IT systems robust and seamlessly integrated to ensure data integrity, accessibility as well as optimal processing? Do my systems enable visualization of risks to my pipeline infrastructure?

Management of Data and Computation of Risk are the common issues that cut across the TOP implementation challenges. Infosys’ three-phase methodology addresses these key concerns of a pipeline integrity manager.

Develop DIMP Plan



Pipeline integrity metrics management

Process Maturity Assessment

Reporting Risk Algorithm Validation & Implementation

Data Collection Plan

Benefits Tracking Leak Management

Development of DIMP roadmap/plan

Periodic Review & Update

Design and implementation of DIMP Dashboard

Technology Systems Integration

Path to end state Comprehensive integration of governing business processes and underlying information systems is critical for realizing business value from PIM. However, every pipeline operator is unique in terms of its capability of managing risks to pipeline integrity; a cookie-cutter approach to developing and implementing a PIM plan can at best be sub-optimal and a quick-fix solution. The solution lies in designing a well thought-out customized program, which addresses not only specific challenges but also long-term business priorities.

Field Data

Data Processing Works and Asset Management GIS

Leak Survey/ Aerial Survey (e.g. ROW)

Line Walk

Risk Computation & Analytics Pipeline Segment

Calculation of

HRM skill DB

Structural Risk Score

Document Management SCADA CIS

Operational Risk Score

Contract Management

Commercial Risk Score for pipeline segment

Calculation of PIBRS for the pipeline segment

Database Landbase DB Pipebook Design

Rolling-up of PIBRSs of all pipeline segments


As built records

PIBRS for the entire pipeline network

Inspection data Failure & Repair Trg & Skill DB Customer DB


Field Inspection Data Acquisition

O&M Work Management

PODS Data Model


Risk Visualization

Plugging revenue leakages through Infosys' technology solutions 1

2 Data Management and Governance

Data Acquisition and Digitization

3 Pipeline Integrity Risk Score Computation PIBRS = Structural Risk

As per PODS

f For conversion of pipeline integrity related data present in hard form to soft form (e.g. Inspection Records, Hard copy maps, Corrosion protection related data.)

Mobility Solution Web Based Solution For capturing data from scattered sources, databases and formats and arranging it according to Pipeline Open Data Standard (PODS)

4 Risk Visualization and Analysis

Infosys' solution framework takes into consideration not just the health of the pipeline system but also the capability and


Operational Risk


Commercial Risk


Comprehensive Risk Management

For application of our proprietary algorithm to calculate Structural Risk Score, Operational Risk Score and Commercial Risk Score and thereby Pipeline Integrity Business Risk Score of the entire pipeline network.

maturity of the PIM processes in terms of its ability to predict and prevent risks. For graphical risk based view

It uses a staged approach to acquire digitized information of pipeline inspections, processes this data through our patent pending risk scoring algorithm and displays relative risk levels of pipeline sections in a unified GIS-based dashboard.

Presentation of network on the basis of various risk types and scores for analysis and actionable insights.

Adding value to your business Infosys Pipeline Integrity Management solution is designed to deliver rapid, tangible benefits while providing a risk based view of pipeline integrity assurance processes




Reduce total life cycle costs >> Reduce COGS - value of product lost due to leaks >> Insurance liabilities due to public property damage and fatalities >> Reduce repair and maintenance costs due to corrosion damage to pipelines Increase revenue earning potential >> Increase economic life of pipeline assets >> Increase capacity utilization through reduced MTBF

>> Improve visibility of risk levels in all sections of pipeline network >> Leverage on existing investments in ERP/ legacy systems and still be able to implement the best-in-class pipeline integrity processes >> Reduce cycle time of field data gathering to risk analytics to corrective action >> Improve responsiveness to emergency situations through better collaboration

Infosys provides a complete set of solutions and services to maximize the ROI on your PIM investments. Business and Domain Consulting

Business Intelligence

Technology Consulting

Enterprise Application Integration

Provides you with strategic differentiation, operational superiority, proprietary industry analyses, assessment & projects that are structured around realizing our Value Realization Method (VRM) driving your success.

Enhance visualization of risks to pipeline infrastructure and helps you prioritize maintenance and inspection activities. Key offerings: GIS, mobility solutions, data integration and a patent pending Pipeline Integrity Business Risk score algorithm.

We work with you to develop implementable architecture solutions that help you leverage technology to enable business strategy. Our solution helps you achieve a balance between IT Effectiveness and business innovation.

Exploit the investments in Work and Asset management and GIS systems fully, quickly and easily through implementation of the Infosys DIMP Ecosystem solution.

About Infosys Many of the world’s most successful organizations rely on Infosys to deliver measurable business value. Infosys provides business consulting, technology, engineering and outsourcing services to help clients in over 30 countries build tomorrow’s enterprise. For more information about Infosys (NASDAQ:INFY), visit

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