Given the high cost of pipeline erection projects, it is important for pipeline operators to avoid delays. To this end, the quality of materials and assembly should be ensured throughout the procurement and fabrication stage.
To minimise risks to communities and the environment, pipelines must also be safeguarded against corrosion, cracking or damage from natural elements. Besides that, operators face the challenge of navigating and managing the strict legal and documentation requirements of the approval process.
TÜV SÜD’s services help operators to ensure the reliability of the pipeline, keep projects on schedule, maintain quality control, achieve operating cost savings and avoid unnecessary penalties from leaks or environmental harm.
Support during the approval process
TÜV SÜD partners with pipeline operators and owners during the planning and construction phase to navigate and manage the complexities of the approval process, from support during the approval procedures to drafting of approval documents.
We provide end-to-end project support from the planning/pre-construction phase right through to project support on technical and legal requirements as well as project and review specifications.
Quality assurance/quality control
TÜV SÜD helps to ensure that all materials and assembly meet your project standards during the procurement, fabrication and installation.
Quality, Health, Safety & Environment (QHSE) during construction and operation
Our QHSE services include third-party site inspection and periodic inspection of safety equipment.
Vendor qualification and selection
We support you with a range of services to assess your vendors and ensure that they are able to deliver according to your specifications.
Certification of materials
TÜV SÜD offers material certification according to our own standards, clients’ requirements or other applicable standards.
Our services cover materials such as standard steel, alloy and plastic.
Welder qualification and welding procedure test
We assess and certify the welders and welding procedures according to the applicable standards and regulations.
Non-Destructive Testing (NDT)
Our range of NDT techniques covers all standard NDT methods including the stress test, an integral method that assures no stress-reducing defect will be overlooked.
Supply chain services
With our global network, we assist you to ensure quality control, meet project timelines and conform to statutory requirements, regulations and codes throughout your supply chain.
Pipeline reliability/lifetime operation and maintenance
Our experts conduct stress tests, periodical inspections, risk-based maintenance (RBM) and final acceptance tests to identify defects and ensure the reliable performance of your pipelines.
Assessment of lifetime extension services
We provide assessment of pipeline integrity and reliability, requalification and re-certification to help you extend the lifetime of pipelines beyond the original planned period.
Save money - by keeping to the project timeline and avoiding penalties in the approval process.
Minimise risk - by testing for reliability with stress tests.
Gain a competitive edge - through quality assurance, increasing the availability and lifetime of your pipeline.
Ensure environmental protection - by maintaining strict quality and integrity.
Improve labour safety - through our QHSE services.