Safeguarding life, property, and the environment

Pipelines International speaks with Elisabeth Tørstad, CEO of DNV GL, about the company, her career, trends in the international pipeline industry, and her advice for those making their start in the sector.

DNV GL’s history stretches back to 1864, when Det Norske Veritas was founded to provide reliable and uniform classification of Norwegian ships. Npower electricity bill Our business has since grown and diversified into a broad range of industries. Gsa 2016 new orleans For example, we have been a technical advisor to the global oil and gas sector for more than 50 years.

DNV GL’s first significant involvement in the pipeline industry is marked by the publication of our first offshore pipeline rules in 1976. Electricity outage chicago Our expertise and knowledge within pipelines has since been extended through work on some of the sector’s most challenging projects over the past four decades, as well as during numerous internal and external research and development (R&D) initiatives and joint-industry projects (JIPs). Bp gas station Our experiences and the results of our R&D initiatives have been used to develop the Offshore Standard DNV-OS-F101 for Submarine Pipeline Systems as well as a large number of associated Recommended Practices and software tools. Electricity and magnetism worksheets 8th grade The offshore pipeline standards are now celebrating 40 years and are used on the majority of today’s offshore pipelines.

We also have extensive onshore pipeline expertise, offering a full range of services and capabilities related to the selection, development, operation, and maintenance of onshore pipeline systems. Electrical supply company near me Our services for pipelines in operation focus on improving reliability, integrity, and safety while still maintaining an acceptable cost level. E payment electricity bill maharashtra This is particularly challenging during a time with significant changes in the market and we are often brought in to assess how a pipeline system can be optimised under new operating conditions or flow compositions. Gas variables pogil worksheet answer key We also provide operations-related services at the early design phase.

Our efforts to manage our customers’ risk and pipeline integrity spans on- and offshore projects across the world. Gas pump heaven For example, we are contributing to enhanced pipeline safety by investigating around 70 per cent of onshore pipeline failures in North America, bringing the learnings from such incidents back to the industry to prevent similar incidents from occurring.

We have approximately 800 highly skilled experts working with pipeline-related projects around the world. Q gas station DNV GL co-operates with the industry, for example, through the international Technical Pipeline Committee, comprising 30 leading companies, which discusses new challenges and trends in the offshore pipeline industry, as well as R&D needs.

Our work is supported by a global network of 18 laboratories and testing centres over three continents. F gas regulations 2015 These facilities bring together advanced testing with technical expertise and deep-seated knowledge about industry standards to help our pipeline customers apply technology safely, efficiently, and cost-effectively.

Our oil and gas experts are driven by our common purpose to safeguard life, property, and the environment, and we are brought together by five core values: we build trust and confidence; we never compromise on quality or integrity; we are committed to teamwork and innovation; we care for our customers and each other; and, we embrace change and deliver results.

These values underpin our curiosity for technical progress within the oil and gas industry. Gas house pike frederick md They support us in constantly developing knowledge and insights of the technical and operational business challenges our customers face. Electricity nightcore lyrics These drive us to innovate together with our customers, advancing technology to new levels, and enabling our customers to become safer, smarter, and greener.

As our industry continues to face significant oil and gas over-supply, the mid- and downstream sectors are seeking new opportunities and challenges in connecting consumers with oil and gas from new production markets. Gas tax in new jersey What’s more, the market is becoming increasingly characterised by high volatility and trade of smaller volumes as well as new product qualities, including biofuel and hydrogen. Electricity quiz ks3 We strive to support asset owners, operators, and authorities in ensuring the safe and reliable transportation of oil and gas in this new market reality. Gas prices going up or down That is as a strategic growth area for us.

We believe that digital technology has a major role to play in securing safety and reliability in our sector, not to mention in increasing efficiency. Electricity and magnetism notes The oil and gas industry is collecting vast amounts of data at an increasing rate. Gaz 67 dakar At DNV GL, our research and innovation efforts are focused on combining data analytics with our domain knowledge to provide customers with unprecedented levels of insight and foresight into their projects and operations.

By gathering more data from each pipeline by use of sensors, inspections, and other types of data such as weather data, ship traffic data, and so on – and applying big-data analytics – the industry will be able to predict and prevent failures. Gas and water In this way we believe there is a strong link between digitalisation and improvements in reliability and availability of the transport systems provided by pipeline, both on- and offshore.

The core of our value proposition to the market is our independence and technical expertise. Electricity worksheets grade 6 We have many exceptional people in the organisation holding deep knowledge, some even being among the best in the world within their discipline: 85 per cent have a bachelor, master, or PhD degree.

We follow the 70:20:10 learning model, which has been identified as the most effective mix for learning, and in which 70 per cent comes from experience and practice of doing the job – so, for example, having the opportunity to work on different pipeline projects is an important way that we build our experts’ knowledge.

The model shows that 20 per cent is through interaction with other people – for example, networks, managers, and peers. Gas mask ark This could include participating in joint-industry projects to stay at the forefront of new technology development, or through involvement in our extensive internal network of pipeline experts or external networks such as DNV GL’s Pipeline Committee. Gas monkey monster truck body The final 10 per cent is from e-learning and classroom courses.

Our work culture is based on collaboration and sharing of knowledge. Electricity lessons grade 6 Mentoring is a central part of how we work, and we facilitate learning from colleagues around the globe. Impact of electricity in the 1920s We offer several different mentoring programs in DNV GL, all designed for the participants to get advice and support from experienced managers and experts in order to develop skills and build networks in our organization. Gasket t 1995 We run a global ‘knowledge-booster’ program, an extensive global training portfolio, and a global leadership-development program.

R&D is at the core of DNV GL’s experience and knowledge and we spend 5 per cent of our revenue on R&D and innovation. Electricity synonyms Some of our R&D is made through internally funded R&D projects, and we also collaborate with the industry through JIPs.

Examples of our current JIPs in the pipeline sector include a project to develop one harmonised onshore pipeline standard, simplification of the design process for pressure-protection systems, standardisation of flattened-strap tensile testing of linepipe, and safe transport of new gases at higher pressures in the existing infrastructure – among others. Gastronomia y cia The outcome of these projects is typically a project guideline for the sponsors, and in some cases a Recommended Practice. Electricity and magnetism worksheets 4th grade Information about these projects is available from our website.

We are also increasingly promoting industry collaboration in our global network of 18 high-tech laboratories dedicated to testing, inspection and certification.

Where does DNV GL see major gains in safety can be made in terms of pipeline engineering and operation? How can these be reconciled with current cost-cutting?

The major causes of on- and offshore failures continue to include corrosion, cracking, and mechanical damage (such as anchors or fishing gear offshore, or heavy construction machines and human interference onshore). Electricity billy elliot karaoke with lyrics The potential exists to reduce failures by increasing the use of sensors in a smarter way. Gas 66 Data from these sensors could enable better forecasting of threats that change over time (for example, corrosion) and allow mitigation measures to be better targeted at the right failure mechanism. Gas leak chicago In addition, integrating this data with management systems (such as risk, safety, and quality), would allow systematic improvement with respect to both efficiency and effectiveness.

A recent example of improved management systems is a project co-funded by DNV GL and the Pipeline Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) in the US to develop a framework and guidance for a quality-management system (QMS) for new pipeline construction. Arkla gas pay bill While there are up-front costs associated with the development of a QMS, long-term cost savings can be realised through the reduction of failures and rework.

Key technical challenges come from long tie-backs with high-temperature, high-pressure (HTHP) conditions, and hydrate challenges. 6 gases Here we are helping the industry to find new concepts and alternative solutions to what we have today. Electricity in the 1920s For example, we recently completed a JIP to develop a Recommended Practice for use of thermoplastic composite pipes: they do not corrode like steel pipes, and can be used in the deepest waters and at elevated temperatures.

When it comes to trends, DNV GL’s Technology Outlook 2025 reports that monitoring of on- and offshore pipelines is expected to increase, and autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) performing regular pipeline inspection will provide a more-efficient approach than using remote-operated underwater vehicles (ROVs). Electricity physics definition AUVs will be equipped with sonars, cameras, and sensors to ‘sniff’ for a leakage of methane or oil. Gas after eating For onshore pipelines, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) will be used: using drones for onshore pipeline inspection is already a reality; so is the use of sniffers, of course.

We think it will be long time before anyone will be able to provide all the required services that a pipeline operator would need to operate, maintain, and repair its pipelines, and we are not sure that this would be desirable. Electricity wikipedia simple english We know that pipeline operation and maintenance needs not only engineering support, but also intelligent pigging, survey vessels for offshore, repair systems, etc., just to mention some areas that it is unlikely that one company could provide together with all other services.

Of course there will be service providers that will be able to provide a big part of the required services, especially engineering services, and DNV GL is such a company. Electricity invented timeline We are already the main service provider for several pipeline operating companies. P gasket 300tdi Our experts and services cover the majority of our customers’ needs regarding pipeline operation, including inspection, technical advisory on maintenance and integrity management, process modelling, materials, welding, repair, environment, and risk. Gas jet We also use our world-class laboratory capabilities to do testing (NDT, for example), incident investigation, and innovation.

Some of our clients find it advantageous to have one main engineering service provider that knows their assets, their philosophies and needs, and can help and support them with their daily operations and provide additional service at short notice, if and when needed.

Do you agree that knowledge sharing and industry training are critically important for the continued success of the global pipeline industry? Why?

Competence development and training are vital in DNV GL and for the industry at large to meet the challenges of deeper, harsher, and more-remote environments and rising operating costs. Electricity notes physics I would also add that innovation is critical too for the continued success of the global pipeline industry.

Our pipeline committee and our JIPs are examples of the value of collaboration and of sharing insights and experience. Hp gas online login Coming together in neutral forums like this, without the context of contract negotiations and competitive elements, brings the industry forward.

DNV GL is well-known for its highly regarded pipeline design and operational standards. Grade 6 electricity What do you see as the benefits of such standards, and how can this message be best promulgated?

Our offshore pipeline standard is the only code that is based on limit-state design, where specific failure modes are addressed and where there is full transparency of how safety factors and design criteria are built-up. Electricity word search pdf This allows for flexibility and for a design that is tailor-made to the individual project but still predictable for manufacturers, etc. Electricity generation We have numerous examples of where wall thickness could be safely reduced when our standard is being used, resulting in significant savings.

There is heightened interest in collaborative innovation and co-creation in our markets, driven in part by the growing interconnectedness of industries and businesses, but also by the accelerating pace and complexity of technology development and the difficulty of funding research in a slowing world economy. Gas in oil lawn mower Working with others is the ‘red thread’ connecting many of our strategic projects.

I have had more than 15 years in management positions in DNV GL. Ortega y gasset obras completas Prior to becoming CEO, I was CTO, and before that I was Chief Operating Officer for our Americas and Sub-Saharan Africa Division.

I have worked for more than 20 years in DNV GL, working across all our core industries, focusing on bringing learning across industries and global markets. Static electricity in water I also had many years as manager or project manager for units covering deepwater technology, pipelines, laboratories and materials technology.

I also gained significant experience in failure investigations, and I have a passion for learning from accidents and implementing this learning in the industry, resulting in me also initiating and leading numerous research projects and JIPs.

I was involved in the development and industry implementation of DNV OS F-101 Offshore Standard for Submarine Pipelines which has now become the preferred industry standard and also DNV OS F-201 Offshore Standard for Metallic Risers.

But the most challenging projects have all been failure investigations, both in terms of the investigatory work that is undertaken to fully reveal and understand the root cause, but also as we have striven to determine parameters and processes for safe operations after accidents.

Be curious: there are many different aspects and disciplines to dive into – try to get a broad overview of different phases and aspects. Electricity and circuits class 6 cbse Build a network, and enjoy the expertise and experience of your friends and industry colleagues.

This article was featured in the September edition of Pipelines International. To view the magazine on your PC, Mac, tablet, or mobile device, click here.