Cindy Verhoeven

International Technical Sales Manager, The Sniffers, Belgium

Cindy holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering. She worked for 17 years in the field of pipeline quality and safety in the logistic supply chain of pipeline construction.

She continued her career in the flow metering industry, working for a manufacturer of flow computers and metering supervisory software solutions.

She currently holds the position of Regional Manager at The Sniffers and is responsible for several global key accounts and geographical areas including The Netherlands, Germany, Northern EU, Spain and Latin America.

16.50 - 17.10 CET

Virtual Pipeline Summit 9 Dec

How to Manage Pipeline Integrity with a Pipeline Risk and Integrity Management Software Solution

We are living in a time where information needs to be accessible anytime and anywhere and data has to be transparent. It has become part of our daily lives. When the right data is available at the right time, important decisions can be made to save costs and mitigate risks before they cause any real problems. Modern technology and software platforms enable these capabilities, but development of a software platform that provides the right information to various stakeholders is not an easy task. Smart presentation and cross-analysis of data are vital for offering a solution to asset owners, instead of ‘just more numbers‘. Transparency and consistency of results are essential characteristics of an effective integrity management tool.


How can a Pipeline Risk and Integrity Management Software platform (PRIMS) enable asset owners to monitor, analyze and predict events, based on incoming data from various sources and field surveys? The software maps pipeline-data in a geographical context, with an enriched database behind it, as well as synchronization with mobile devices for continuous representation of the current situation. Information layers can come from: inline inspection, CIP / DCVG surveys, leak detection, thickness measurements and visual surveys to monitor third party interferences. Based on the various types of data input, fitness-for-purpose assessments can be carried out according to different standards such as ASME B31G and ASME B31G Modified and DNV.


Data from different types of surveys are presented in a single information layer allowing comparison while defects from multiple ILI datasets are automatically matched (Feature Matching), in-depth analyses are performed, with a high level of confidence and accuracy. This allows pipeline asset owners to have access to decisive values, such as the projection of corrosion growth, Estimated Repair Factor (ERF) and PSafe.