RCP has earned a worldwide reputation for providing high-quality, highly effective integrity management services to the energy industry. Our senior staff has decades of experience, which has given us a broad, deep understanding of the operational integrity issues our clients face.
As a result, RCP offers a comprehensive range of services including program development, HCA analysis, class location, auditing
Our auditing and compliance verification process has a proven track record assisting clients in identifying gaps and preparing them for state and federal inspections. RCP also provides audit support during agency inspections.
- Risk Management
- ILI Project Management & Data Analysis
- IM Auditing & Compliance Verification
- IMP Program Development & Maintenance
- Program Development & Maintenance
- HCA Analysis
- Air Dispersion Modeling
- Class Location
- Spill Modeling
- GIS and Mapping Services
- Threat Analysis
- Underground Gas Storage
- Ongoing Integrity Management Support Services
RCP has extensive expertise in determining and managing the relative risk (both probability and consequences) for both pipeline and underground gas storage systems consistent with current DOT and state rulemakings and requirements.
RCP’s ILI Project management services range from pre inspection planning, developing specifications and standards, vendor selection, process and procedures audits, to comprehensive analysis of output data, anomaly mitigation recommendations and compliance verification.
Our auditing and compliance verification process has a proven track record assisting clients in identifying gaps and preparing them for state and federal inspections. RCP also provides audit support during agency inspections as well as post-audit response services.
RCP expertise and experience developing and maintaining Integrity Management Programs is second to none, having provided IMP services for companies ranging from small private operating companies and industrial facilities to Fortune 500 oil & gas companies. Over 80 Pipeline Integrity Management Plans developed by RCP have been audited by PHMSA or state agencies, and all of them successfully passed.
RCP has assisted with over 150 Pipeline Integrity Management Programs, including the development of complete programs for companies ranging from small private operating companies and industrial facilities to Fortune 500 oil & gas companies. Over 80 Pipeline Integrity Management Plans developed by RCP have been audited by PHMSA or state agencies, and all of them successfully passed.
RCP developed its own HCA model to identify segments along a hazardous liquid or natural gas transmission pipeline that could affect a High Consequence Area in accordance with 49 CFR §192.903 and §195.452. RCP’s final reports for gas pipelines include detailed findings, calculations regarding Potential Impact Radius (PIR), and maps showing HCAs. For liquid pipelines, final report calculations and maps show NPMS identified HCAs, pipeline centerline location and hazard buffers generated from the air dispersion analysis; overland flow analysis and/or a waterborne transport analysis, as applicable, capable of affecting that HCA and identification of any further action required relative to the DOT/PHMSA’s pipeline integrity management rules.
RCP’s Air Dispersion Modeling identifies potential toxic or highly volatile liquid (HVL) vapor areas that could affect High Consequence Areas (HCAs) in the event of a hazardous liquids release. The modeling is done using the Automated Resource for Chemical Hazard Evaluation (ARCHIE) model to identify hazard zones related to vapor cloud fire hazards, vapor cloud explosion hazards, flame jet hazards, and toxic spread hazards. RCP creates a report describing the process used in the modeling, results from the modeling and maps showing results from the modeling. The maps will show the various hazard zones as they overlay High Consequence Areas as identified by the National Pipeline Mapping System.
RCP developed a Class Location model ideal for all sizes and lengths of natural gas pipelines. Using a sophisticated geospatial model that works with
The RCP Overland Flow Model analyzes spill directions, volumes, and distances in the event of a pipeline rupture. The Flow Model automatically calculates the volume of a spill at any point on the pipeline, using a given response time and flow rate. From the spill point, the Flow Model combines elevation, soil type, drainage patterns, and
RCP has a dedicated GIS and mapping department to assist customers in conducting high consequence area (HCA) identifications, risk assessments, class location analysis, underwater inspections, NPMS/RRC submittals, as well as other spatial analysis projects. RCP is a Platinum Esri Business Partner which allows RCP to provide a better service to our clients with access to a larger knowledge base of Esri and related products, including the complete suite of ArcGIS products. RCP GIS and mapping services include Pipeline & Instrument Drawings, Survey Interpretation. Cartography & Custom Mapping, Land Mapping, Aerial Photography
RCP’s methodology for identifying potential threats to pipelines varies from using a simple matrix to help quantify the synergistic effect in common threat interactions to complex algorithms including probabilistic or deterministic models. RCPs analysis takes into consideration the primary threat conditions identified in ASME B31.8S which fall into three separate categories; Time-Dependent Threats Resident Threats and Time-Independent Threats.
RCP offers a wide range of ongoing integrity management services, ranging from Integrity Management Methods Implementation and Baseline Integrity Assessments – which includes developing criteria for determining repair and remediation actions, identifying preventative and mitigation methods, determining assessment methodology, and assessment prioritization selection criteria – to anomaly tracking, ILI project management, and data integration/analysis.