Emergency Pipeline Repair Systems (EPRS)
An EPRS is a well prepared plan to repair a pipeline and to restore it to original or required (design) conditions. It is based on risks and failure modes and associated damage categories matched to specific local context/conditions. The purpose of having such a plan is to reduce downtime and mitigate potential harm to people, environment, asset, production and the company’s reputation.
In IRM’s philosophy, as adopted by our foremost clients, an EPRS covers all steps from event until recommissioning of the pipeline including all challenging aspects of Decommissioning, Isolation and Recommissioning (DIR).
Some Key Questions that can tell whether your EPRS is complete:
If one or more of the above questions cannot be answered, then the current contingency plan in place is likely to be incomplete. During a repair campaign this will lead to unnecessary costs and extended downtime.
Do you wish to know if your EPRS could be further optimised? Please fill out the EPRS Questionnaire and return to us via firstname.lastname@example.org.