Copperleaf Integrity


Integrity Management for Natural Gas Utilities

Are you able to identify the sections of your gas pipeline system that pose the biggest threat? Can you demonstrate to your regulator that you have a plan in place to evaluate and address those risks? Do you have a process to monitor and report on the effectiveness of your plan?

Copperleaf® and JANA have created a solution to help utilities implement an integrity management program and comply with Distribution Integrity Management Program (DIMP) and Transmission Integrity Management Program (TIMP) requirements. The Copperleaf Integrity Management (CIM) solution is a powerful, multi-user, browser-based software solution that combines Copperleaf’s risk modeling engine with JANA’s risk models—empowering organizations to create comprehensive, defensible and prioritized integrity management plans and avoid exposure to unacceptable levels of risk.

CIM helps gas pipeline operators manage risk, integrity, and assets over time. Highlights include:

  • State-of-the-art mechanistic-probabilistic risk models: understand your overall asset risk profile today and predict how it will change over time
  • Fully integrated: risk models are linked to asset data so that activities can be prioritized
  • Insights are based on the most current data from all available data sources
  • Automated TIMP and DIMP-compliant reporting
  • Easily customizable to your specific consequence models

Manage risk effectively

Imagine having a clear picture of risk across your entire asset base, 24/7, 365 days a year? CIM provides the ability to automatically model an asset’s probability of failure (PoF) and consequence of failure (CoF) to determine the overall risk profile of your organization’s assets. JANA’s risk models provide deep insight into the primary risk drivers by asset type, enabling you to identify and track risks, and predict how they will change over time. The models are quick and easy to implement, and tailored to the unique nature of your assets and available asset data.

Continuously improve performance

CIM integrates seamlessly with EAM, ERP, GIS and a variety of other systems, providing a consolidated repository of asset information. DIMP- and TIMP-compliant reports can be generated quickly and easily, including the Baseline System Risk Report shown at right.

With CIM, you can also track and compare actual performance against prior plans. Variances can easily be identified and measured so that users may take corrective action by adapting JANA’s embedded risk models, and making adjustments to the forward-looking plan to achieve optimal results. This leads to a continuous planning methodology where performance of the plan is continually managed to maximize value to your organization. Problems and variances can be identified early on, so that corrective actions can be implemented.

Create a risk-informed integrity management strategy

The CIM solution identifies candidate mitigations based on the ranked risks of your asset base, and allows you to analyze the impact of different funding strategies and timing on asset risk. CIM enables you to clearly understand the impact of changing the timing of risk mitigation investments, so that you can make risk-informed integrity management decisions and do the right projects at the right time. Integration with Esri GIS mapping software makes it easy to visualize asset data geospatially for more informed decision making.

Copperleaf & JANA

The Copperleaf Integrity Management solution is the result of a partnership between JANA and Copperleaf. JANA has been providing risk modeling, performance validation and integrity management consulting services to utilities in North America for nearly two decades. It was a logical fit to combine these efforts with Copperleaf’s risk-based decision methodologies to create a fully integrated software solution for gas transmission and distribution.

Copperleaf Decision Analytics

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