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pipeline integrity management system (PIMS)

A pipeline integrity management system (PIMS) is a comprehensive framework and set of practices used by pipeline operators to ensure the safe and reliable operation of their pipelines. It involves the implementation of various processes, technologies, and strategies to assess, monitor, and maintain the integrity of pipelines throughout their lifecycle. The primary goal of a pipeline integrity management system is to prevent failures, leaks, and other incidents that can have serious consequences, such as environmental damage, public safety hazards, and disruptions to the supply of essential resources like oil and gas. By proactively managing pipeline integrity, operators can identify and address potential issues before they escalate into significant problems.