How to Effectively Manage Pipeline Systems

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For decades, gas has been delivered worldwide to homes and industrial plants through underground supply and pipeline systems. Gas is considered the cleanest, safest, and most valuable energy source.

Nowadays, it is one of the forms of energy we depend on most. This results in increased efforts by the gas industry to ensure the high quality and maintenance of pipeline networks.

Regardless of the protection system and the material used in the pipeline construction, there is always a risk of corrosion and endangering the pipeline’s integrity. For corrosion management to be effective, we need proper detection of the operation errors, sizing and classification. Also, it is important to use appropriate technology to be aligned with business decisions, objectives, and underlying threats to the pipeline network system.

Quality management of the pipeline system implies safe, reliable and cost-effective transport of fluids to consumers. Due to frequent repairs and interruptions in the operation of older pipelines, the system’s reliability is questionable, and its maintenance is extremely technically complex.

This article deals with the pipeline solution of problems for pipeline systems that could monitor the pipeline’s condition, indicate the necessary repairs, detect anomalies and generally improve the pipeline maintenance system.

Do you have control over your pipelines, or do they have control over you? In this article, we present the ways and solutions for better management of pipeline systems.

Pipeline solution for safe and efficient pipeline operations

The task of oil and gas pipeline engineers and operators is to ensure operational efficiency and cost-effective pipeline assets maintenance throughout the year. Nowadays, various innovative software solutions are of great help, significantly facilitating the work and saving time and money.


AYMO is a system for monitoring all pipeline elements, organizing documentation and planning repairs. It is a future-oriented digital pipeline integrity management solution that provides customers with a secure, reliable, and uninterrupted pipeline communication system.

Software AYMO is a complete web browser responsive cloud solution that is globally accessible to operators and technical staff via any device connected to the Internet. It allows users to configure any data set, regardless of the hardware vendor and data recording contractor. The system provides an overview and status of each pipeline, timely repair planning, and future corrosion growth simulation.

AYMO uses a modular approach that can easily adapt to each customer’s needs and effectively modernizes pipeline systems.

Other functionalities of the AYMO system:

Vendor Neutrality: The system supports data entry from any third party involved in pipeline inspection and cleaning procedures.

Maintenance Plan: The system allows the creation of work orders and maintenance plans to find optimal activities and ways to repair pipelines.

Simulation: The system uses advanced algorithms that simulate corrosion growth.


eLBC (electronic Line Break Control) device is used for monitoring, safety and automatic pipeline blocking in case of leakage. The device detects a pressure drop as a result of which it concludes that something is probably leaking somewhere. After that, it automatically closes a certain section of the pipeline. The eLBC product provides better quality measurements with an increased number of measuring channels, to ensure the safety of the pipeline or product in the event of a burst or pressure drop.

We provide pipeline protection services using the eLBC system for monitoring and automating pipeline blockage, using solar panels, in places without electricity supply. eLBC collects, processes, sends and stores various parameters, such as pipeline pressure, dynamic pressure changes, temperature, tap position, pressure drop gradient, number and analyses of alarm situations, battery status and many others, according to customer specifications and needs. Using solar panels, in places without electricity, the eLBC system provides pipeline protection services through monitoring and automation of pipeline blockage.

Both products have been tested in real-life environments, have achieved international recognition at gas and oil industry fairs, and received numerous commendations for innovation.

Best practices for managing your pipelines?

Nowadays, we have at our disposal various methods and advanced technologies of monitoring  pipelines and protecting them from leakage and corrosion. We bring you tips to help you transform the ways of managing pipelines, to make your business more successful.

Monitor pipeline data

The pipeline is constantly changing (although it may be invisible to the eye) and can be affected by various environmental factors (corrosion, damage). For this reason, it is important to monitor and analyze the data continuously to know what is going on and detect irregularities on time. 

Carry out regular pipeline inspections

Pipelines must be continuously monitored and inspected to avoid structural and operational problems, leakages and natural hazards. With the help of innovative monitoring technologies, such as Aymo software, engineers can monitor potential threats and determine operational and structural needs for pipeline network maintenance.

Cleaning the inside of the pipeline

Keeping the inside of the pipeline clean allows the product to move smoothly through the pipeline while preventing corrosion. The so-called intelligent cleaners (‘pigs’) are used for cleaning pipelines. These cleaners provide information on the condition of individual parts of the pipeline and the condition of the pipeline in general.

Pipeline protection

Corrosion protection plays a significant role in pipeline maintenance. Corrosive damage can be prevented by applying appropriate corrosion protection methods. This includes protective coatings, cathodic protection, hot-dip galvanizing, etc.

Pay attention to natural processes

Geological processes such as landslides, earthquakes, or river erosion (geohazard activity) can damage pipelines. Regular monitoring of the pipeline network can prevent any impact of geohazard activity on your pipeline.

Most pipeline operators take the safety maintenance process very seriously, investing significant efforts and resources in establishing efficient systems. Despite this, accidents still happen. Effective and adequate risk prevention and appropriate management are essential for a smooth, safe, and profitable business.

How can we help you improve your pipeline systems?

Advances in developing pipeline monitoring techniques and new technologies have facilitated access to complex data. The use of innovative pipeline monitoring solutions provides best practices for analyzing, reporting, reviewing, and sharing monitoring information, delivering more successful results in the long run.

Feromihin specializes in complex consulting, procurement, installation, and maintenance of high-quality elements for main gas or product pipelines.

For almost three decades, we have been focused on the installation and maintenance of safety blocking stations for gas and product pipelines, as well as on machining of high-quality spare parts for high-pressure piston or centrifugal pumps. Our team of highly trained professionals has extensive experience working with pipelines in different terrains and environmental conditions.

We provide measurement, testing, and analysis of pipelines following the needs and expectations of your business. As experienced pipe experts, we aim to deliver innovative, reliable, and durable software solutions that enable efficient pipeline network management.

To learn more about the services we provide, contact our team. Our leading experts will help you find the right solution.

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