Determination of the maximum allowable operating pressure (MAOP) is a fundamental parameter for the subsequent phases of integrity management. In order to manage the integrity of the pipeline, including a detailed assessment of the risk of defects found from the internal inspection of the pipeline, MERO ČR, a.s. uses advanced software tools and approaches according to world standards. In particular:
ASME B31G, DNV RP F 101, (PDAM) Pipeline defect assessment manual
Data from internal inspections of oil pipelines are mainly used to perform the necessary calculations. For example, the results of material tests on the pipe, which is cut directly from the oil pipeline, are also used. Advanced software tools are used for the necessary data integration, such as GIS (Geographic Information System) for the purpose of assessing the integrity of the pipeline in a given place, including the exact location of the necessary parameters in space.