TUBIS is a comprehensive distribution network integrity and economic management system designed to assist gas utilities with decisions in maintenance, replacement planning, and resource allocation. The approach of TUBIS is unique in that its models are based on the advanced mathematical science of operations research.

The principal objectives of the system are to:

  • Increase public safety
  • Reduce risks to property
  • Minimize overall short and long term costs
  • Preserve and manage the integrity of the pipeline system

TUBIS uses economic criteria to assess risk and identify the optimum strategy available. TUBIS requires a minimal amount of data, is user friendly, and can integrate with Geographical Integration Systems (GIS) or work directly with a company's data using flexible modules.

TUBIS has been developed using state-of-the-art methodologies derived from the fields of:

  • Operations research
  • Statistics
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Corrosion science
  • Geotechnical engineering
  • Economics

Self-adaptive technology allows the system to start with a minimal amount of data and then incorporate newly collected data to change its knowledge of the pipe network, thus increasing the accuracy of its predictions with time.