The objective of integrity is to prevent impending issues. James and his team proactively monitor advancing threats to identify when to take action. James helps his clients keep pipelines operating with timely mitigation, regulated maintenance, and code repairs.
For example, in the case of a new flood protection berm, James and his team evaluated two vintage pipelines and determined that the overburden and resulting settlements under the berm would exceed acceptable strain limits over the course of a few years. That meant the pipe needed to be replaced. The team designed appropriate measures for the installation of new crossings while ensuring that the pipeline installation met flood containment requirements.
This role suits James’ interest in pipeline operations and safety as well as his passion for working with clients. Leveraging program development that combines people-power with closely-coordinated solution development, James’ efforts are making pipeline operations a safer industry.