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Integrity Management

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Protecting your people, the environment and assets is a top priority for all companies.  At 3-D we provide Integrity Management Solutions for our clients to help them manage their assets by reducing the risk of structural failures on critical infrastructure projects.  This includes the Pipeline, Oil & Gas, Industrial Plant, Tailings Ponds, and Power Line industries. Integrity Management helps ensure our clients can attain full operational quality from their equipment by the maximizing a project’s lifespan.  Our solutions are proven and assist our clients in realizing full value on their investments.

Our pipeline integrity management program implements fibre-optic sensors which provide high resolution measurements that can detect small leaks, subsidence, deformations, and/or other movements or failures. They monitor the health of the structures and materials of pipelines, tank farms, tailings ponds and many other infrastructure in real time 24/7/365. The key is to identify issues when they are small – before they produce a catastrophic result for the owner and the public.

Providing Integrity Management solutions has been a natural progression for 3-D.  Our history has seen us provide more than two decades of underground line locating services on major pipeline, oil & gas, and transportation infrastructure projects.  In this role, we provide ground disturbance services allowing the construction to proceed safely.

With the move to providing Integrity Management Solutions, we are now able to assist our clients during the operation of these same projects.  Integrity Management further extends our partnerships with our valued clients through all stages of construction, operations and decommissioning.  This collaboration benefits many including company shareholders and management, local communities, the government, the public at large and the environment.

Integrity Management include Leak Detection, Plant Sites & Tank Farms MonitoringSubsidence Monitoring, and  Tailings Ponds.

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Plant Sites and Tank Farms

The placement of tank farms near populations carries with it a great responsibility to safeguard people in the area from equipment failure.

Using the Roctest system, vessels which are used to store oil, gas, natural gas, and LNG at tank farms, can be wrapped in fiber optic cable to identify hot/cold spots in their tanks. Linked through our sensors to SCADA systems, these hot/cold spots indicate areas on a tank or pipeline which need to be examined and monitored. By looping the fiber optic cable around the vessels and pipelines, up to 500 zones can be formed, all of which can be monitored 24/7/365. This system can also be put in place to monitor the entire site. Over the course of the lifecycle of a tank farm, it is crucial that the vessels at these storage facilities have continuous monitoring to ensure the safety of the people and communities.

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To learn more about 3-D Integrity Management go to our website. Or read our previous Blog postings about Monitoring Tailings Ponds, Detecting Leaks Early and Accurately, and Soil Settlement & Subsidence Monitoring,

3-D  is also an industry leader in Line Locating Services.  For information on our Line Locating you can go to our website or read our FAQ post.

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Monitoring Tailings Ponds

Dam Integrity

Tailings ponds have a long history, and for the most part they are safely engineered structures that help mining companies operate sustainably while being environmentally conscious. Worldwide, the average number of tailings pond leaks is only 3 per year. When they do fail however, the results can be anything from a small leak to having  disastrous consequences. In order to reduce the risk associated with even a demonstrably small chance of failure, it is prudent and essential to have a solution which can precisely determine leaks and strains on the structure.

Working with our Partners at Roctest, 3-D’s fiber optic based solution can detect and localize seepage on every meter of the tailings pond. Detecting internal erosion is difficult, so for this reason our solution becomes essential to a full safety management plan. Our systems are customized to both the requirements of the dam and the client’s specific needs. It is best to install during construction, but it is possible to apply our solution to dams that are already built.

Accurate and early detection ensures that mitigation can be determined prior to catastrophic failures affecting people, wildlife, and the environment for potentially hundreds of kilometers away from the tailings pond.

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For more technical details on Dam Integrity Management click here.

 

To learn more about 3-D Integrity Management go to our website.

3-D  is also an industry leader in Line Locating Services.  For information on our Line Locating you can go to our website or read our FAQ post.

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