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The Pipeline Defect Assessment Manual (PDAM)

The Pipeline Defect Assessment Manual (PDAM) is a 473-page engineering manual that gives definitive guidance on the best practices in pipeline defect assessment, and provides users with detailed procedures, methods and equations for the assessment of defects such as corrosion, gouges and dents.

The Pipeline Defect Assessment Manual (PDAM) is the name given to both the manual itself and the joint industry project, involving 49 international sponsors, that produced the manual.

PDAM presents the best currently available methods for the assessment of pipeline defects in a simple and easy-to-use manual and gives guidance on their use. It is based on an extensive critical review of published ‘fitness-for-purpose’ methods and test data. PDAM is intended to be another tool that will assist pipeline engineers in maintaining pipeline integrity.

Become a Sponsor of PDAM

You can become a sponsor of PDAM.

Joining PDAM is simple: a new sponsor signs the PDAM contract and pays the joining fee of £20,000. No other payments are required.

There are three ways you can pay this fee:

  1. By payment of a single fee of £20,000;
  2. By contributing £20,000 of technical work, specified and agreed by the sponsors;
  3. A combination of the above, as agreed with the sponsors.

On signing the contract and paying the £20,000, the new sponsor receives the current version of PDAM,(PDAM2), the original version plus all the supporting calculation sheets and supporting background literature reviews and test data.

The sponsor will be invited to contribute and support the future developments and direction of PDAM on an ongoing basis and kept up to date with all progress.