Integrity management

Integrity Management: Ensuring the Security of your Facilities

Since its foundation in 1988, Procainsa SA has established itself as a leader in the Cathodic Protection and Integrity Management industry. Our commitment to excellence and safety has led us to work in various sectors, including Oil&Gas, marine, petrochemical and storage tank farms.

Certification and Experience

Certified by NACE (National Association of Corrosion Engineers), our highly trained technical team is dedicated to providing comprehensive solutions for the protection and maintenance of your facilities. With extensive experience in Europe, North Africa and South America, we guarantee quality results in every project.

Expert Inspection and Evaluation

Experts in Inspection and Assessment, Procainsa SA employs a variety of inspection techniques, such as the DCVG (Direct Current Voltage Gradient) technique, to detect and assess potential coating failures and pipeline integrity. Our services include identification of risk areas, corrosion assessment, and recommendations to mitigate any problems detected.

Commitment to Quality and Safety

Committed to Quality and Safety, we are proud to have external certifications in the Quality Management System under the ISO 9001 and OHSAS 18001 standards, which guarantees that all our activities are carried out under the strictest quality and safety standards. At Procainsa SA, we are constantly innovating and looking for new ways to improve the safety and efficiency of your facilities. Trust us to protect the integrity of your most important assets.

Our Capabilities Include:

At Procainsa SA, we are proud to offer a wide range of capabilities, including:

– Pipeline Integrity Management Systems (PIMS): Complying with European standards to ensure safety.

– Integrity Assessment: Experts in assessing the safe condition of pipelines.

– Pipeline Life Extension: Following standards to extend the life of pipelines.

– ILI Data Study: Detailed analysis of smart inspection data.

– Risk Based Inspections (RBI): We prioritise maintenance actions according to risks.

– Maintenance, Inspection and Repair Strategies: Tailored plans to maintain the functionality of pipelines.

– Engineering and Design: Innovative solutions for specific needs.

– Due Diligence: Comprehensive assessments to ensure security.

At Procainsa SA, we are committed to providing comprehensive, high quality solutions to ensure the integrity and safety of pipeline infrastructures. Trust us for your pipeline integrity management needs.

Leadership in Pipeline Integrity Systems according to European Standards

Procainsa SA stands out for being a pioneer in the implementation of pipe integrity systems, following the European standards UNE EN 16348:2014 and prEN (TS_15399:2016).

The PIMS (Pipeline Integrity Management System), as we call it, encompasses a series of essential activities and practices by which the Pipeline Operator preserves the integrity of the pipeline. The primary purpose of PIMS is to ensure safe and reliable transportation and distribution.

The objective of PIMS is to demonstrate in an auditable manner how the various pipeline management systems, controls and functions effectively contribute to ensuring integrity throughout the infrastructure lifecycle.

Key areas of PIMS include:

  • Inspection, maintenance and repair of the pipeline
  • Pipeline monitoring strategies
  • Corrosion management
  • Risk studies and risk matrices
  • Mechanical integrity of the pipeline
  • Anomaly management and control
  • Performance management (KPIs)

Procainsa SA is committed to offering integral and safe solutions, complying with the highest standards of quality and safety in the transport and distribution of fluids along pipelines.

Experience in Pipeline Integrity Assessment

The condition of a pipeline can be affected by various defects throughout its lifetime. The main objective of the integrity assessment is to determine whether the pipeline can operate safely within its current parameters and to establish criteria for maintaining its integrity in an efficient manner.

Procainsa has extensive experience in the assessment of defects in pipelines from various inspections, such as the use of smart pistons, coating failure detection, cathodic protection, inspection with remotely operated vehicles (ROV), non-destructive testing, among others.

In addition, we have the ability to combine the data from all these inspections to predict corrosion rates and calculate the remaining life of the pipeline. This allows us to optimise inspection, maintenance and repair operations.

Our services include:

  • Integrity Assessment (Fitness for Purpose Studies)
  • Data analysis of Intelligent Line Inspection (ILI) tools
  • Estimation of the remaining lifetime of the pipeline
  • Development of maintenance, inspection and repair strategies
  • Calculation of the cost of the integrity of the pipeline over its entire life cycle

At Procainsa, we are committed to providing comprehensive and accurate solutions to ensure the safety and efficiency of pipeline operations, from integrity assessment to the implementation of appropriate maintenance strategies.

Pipeline Life Extension in the Oil&Gas Sector

With ageing infrastructure, many pipelines are approaching or exceeding their original design life. Operators seek to keep these facilities operational, ensuring safe transportation or distribution of products.

In the mature Oil&Gas sector, it is common for pipelines to have been in service for more than 25 years, exceeding the typical specified design life. At Procainsa, we carry out pipeline life extension studies based on ISO/TS 12747:2011.

Our services include:

  • Fitness of Purpose Studies
  • Data analysis of Intelligent Line Inspection (ILI) tools
  • Management, evaluation and categorisation of anomalies
  • Evaluation of the internal and external corrosion features
  • Pipeline fatigue assessment
  • Risk assessment and risk management
  • Study of the remaining life of the pipeline
  • Integrity management update

At Procainsa, we are committed to providing comprehensive and specialised solutions to extend the useful life of pipelines in the Oil&Gas sector, guaranteeing the safety and efficiency of operations over time.

Pipeline Defect Assessment through Smart Piston Inspection

Procainsa has extensive experience in assessing defects in pipelines detected by smart piston inspections.

We offer services to assess the integrity of your pipeline based on detailed analysis of the data collected during the smart piston inspection.

Defects we can identify include:

  • Corrosion defects
  • Dents
  • Welding defects
  • Manufacturing and construction defects

At Procainsa, we are committed to providing comprehensive and accurate analysis of smart piston inspection data, enabling a complete assessment of the integrity of your pipeline.

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