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Pipeline & Gas Journal features RCP Integrity Management Success Guide

RCP’s article titled “A Success Guide for Pipeline Integrity Management” is featured in the November 2004 edition of the Pipeline & Gas Journal. The article explains the importance of operators’ understanding of the challenges associated in the development and implementation of a pipeline integrity management program.

Some of the costs many operators will encounter during implementation such as the costs of modifying pipelines for inline inspection devices, inline inspections, hydrostatic test water disposal, pipeline repair, direct assessment inspection and finally the increased cost of manpower are outlined in the article.

The article also goes on to explain that the success of the program lies in organization. Integrity management is an ongoing process, so how well an organization manages the development and change of the program will make or break the effort.

Finally, the article explains the importance of selecting consultants, vendors and contractors.

For more information regarding pipeline integrity management, contact Jessica Roger at or 713-655-8080.