Pipe Replacement Prioritization
Utilities worldwide are using Picarro’s Asset Management Solution to further improve the choices they make regarding capital pipe replacement projects informed by traditional risk models. The Picarro solution combines data analytics with a vehicle-based methane emissions data collection platform to assist with capital replacement decisions. This leads to significant O&M cost savings through avoided leak repair by prioritizing replacements of pipelines with high leak densities. When this data is combined with traditional risk (DIMP) models, such benefits are maximized. Additional benefits of optimized capital project prioritization include accelerated risk reduction, emissions reduction and reduction in odor calls.