Minerals & Metals

Operation & integrity services

We have designed and built some of the most complex slurry pipeline systems in operation, and we handle a large majority of this specialised market worldwide. Our simulator software is based on this vast experience.

We have designed and developed customised software packages (Pipeline Simulator™ and Pipeline Advisor™) to train pipeline operators and help our clients to operate, control and optimise their pipeline systems.

Pipeline Advisor™ offers pipeline operators real-time advice and monitoring to optimise performance and operations safety. This software package provides:

  • Intuitive pipeline visualisations
  • Batch tracking (pipeline inventory tracking, arrival alarms, pig tracking)
  • Production history logging
  • Leak detection
  • Remote data analysis.

Our Pipeline Simulator™ software partners with users for:

  • Pipeline system design
  • Operation sequence determination
  • Operator training (including accident scenarios)
  • Operations planning
  • Pipeline safety assessment.

Our interactive, comprehensive modelling allows our clients to:

  • Change pump speed and flow rate
  • Change the number of operating pumps
  • Change choke combinations
  • Shutdown/start-up pump station
  • Close/open block valves
  • Operate in batch mode with batch tracking.

Our simulator solutions will prepare your operators with the most advanced systems knowledge and decision making skills in the event of a pipeline accident. Our packages include:

  • Power failure
  • Accidental mainline valve closure
  • Pipeline burst
  • Pipeline plug
  • Rupture disc burst
  • Pump trip
  • Loss of power

Our pipeline technology solutions are fully customisable and easy to use. They can be adapted to your unique needs and system specifications.