Topic: Risk Management

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ILI vs DA—The Risk View

A rather common issue these days is decision making involving comparisons between In Line Inspection (ILI) vs Direct Assessment (DA, and, in particular, External Corrosion DA or ECDA).  You may need to research these techniques, if not already familiar to you, since we will assume the reader is fairly familiar with both. Both are acceptable […]

Monetized Risk

Quantifying potential consequences with a common scale can be challenging. Using a measure such as cost—the monetized loss associated with the damages—forces some difficult judgments to be made among various receptor damages. For example, not only must a value be assigned to a statistical human life, but also to various injury types, environmental damage, damage […]

Where is the Risk Control Strategy?

In an earlier article, we noted that risk management is, in effect, often unintentionally delegated to decision-makers occupying the lower portions of the corporate org chart.  In many companies, the field personnel are essentially setting corporate risk levels via their choices in day-to-day activities and their perceptions of priorities. While we noted some advantages of […]

A bunch of info is being generated by this process. How does someone digest and make use of it all?

Many statistical investigation techniques, used for decades in numerous applications, will also help us understand pipeline risk. Financial market analyses tools are a good example. The same types of charts, summary statistics, and other analytical tools used there will be appropriate for our data sets.