IRM Systems (IRMS), the independent authority in emergency pipeline repair, has introduced its new method of maintaining critical pipeline valves.
Reportedly, the Valve Integrity Management Solution (VIMS) was developed to help maintain pipeline valves to performance standards and criteria that can save up to 70% in lost production, excluding the substantial cost of associated labour, equipment and specialists.
“Over time, we have seen a number of issues arise regarding valves, which could have been prevented had a methodical review of data about the valves installed on a pipeline system been carried out,” said David Obatolu, general manager of IRMS UKWA. “The new VIMS, which combines trademarked VIMS software with a specially designed review process, provides pipeline operators with a novel, yet surprisingly simple way of looking after every aspect of their pipeline valves.”
According to the company, operators in West Africa are actively adopting the VIMS and IRMS is also said to has received expressions of interest in the VIMS from operators of pipeline networks in United Kingdom, The Netherlands, and the Middle East.