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Pipeline Integrity Management

Balancing the Risks and costs


This course aims to provide participants with a knowledge of how to implement PIMS in order to better identify, understand and control risks posed to pipelines.

Course Objective

  • To explain how, by implementing a robust pipeline integrity management system, pipeline risks can be identified, understood and controlled, such that they are reduced to a minimum and pipeline integrity is achieved.
  • To explain the arrangements that must be put in place to achieve pipeline integrity.

Outline Course Agenda:

Overview –

  • Pipeline Integrity Management System
  • International codes
  • Penspen PIMS model

PIMS Policy –

  • Policies
  • Objectives
  • Performance indicators

PIMS Organisation –

  • Management
  • Organisation
  • Data and document control

PIMS Planning and Implementing –

  • Pipeline risk
  • Design control
  • Procurement control
  • Construction control
  • Commissioning and handover
  • Normal and abnormal operatives
  • Planned inspection, maintenance and repair
  • Emergency response
  • Emergency recovery and repair
  • Accident investigation and reporting
  • Modifications and change control

Measuring PIMS Performance –

  • Quality assurance
  • Legal and code compliance
  • Performance indicators

Reviewing PIMS Performance

PIMS Auditing –

  • Internal
  • External

Questions and Close

Who Should Attend

  • Pipeline managers, engineers and designers involved with the design, construction, maintenance, inspection and repair of pipelines.
  • Pipeline engineers and designers who require knowledge of risk assessment and management.
  • Managers and engineers involved in risk assessment and management or engineers who require a good, broad, understanding of the topics.


This course will be delivered at our Newcastle upon Tyne, UK office


22nd-24th January 2019

9th-11th April 2019

2nd-4th July 2019

1st-3rd October 2019

This is a 3 day course.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Places are limited to ensure that delegates receive the best possible introduction to this interesting subject.  Please register your interest early as this course is very popular.


This course is priced at £1800.00 per attendee.

Your Penspen Tutor

The course is prepared and presented by Dennis Keen, Principal Consultant for Penspen. Dennis is a Chartered Engineer, who worked at British Gas for the first 14 years of his career. This work involved constructing, inspecting and maintaining pipelines onshore and offshore.

He then worked for the Pipelines Inspectorate within the Department of Energy and latterly with the Health and Safety Executive for 8 years, as Principal Pipeline Inspector.

He joined Andrew Palmer and Associates in 1997, when he managed both the Aberdeen office and numerous design, integrity management and pipeline abandonment projects.

Dennis has worked for Penspen since 2000, where, as Principal Consultant he focuses on pipeline integrity management, safety and legislation matters.

Register Your Interest

For more information or to discuss your specific requirements, please contact the training team.