The detection of pipeline leaks is a critical function to maintaining optimal operational performance and regulatory compliance. In today's energy-intensive environment, the use of pipelines is a matter of safely and reliably transporting the world's most vital resources. Pipelines have proven to be the safest mode to transport oil and gas in part due to [...]
Oil and gas transportation is a matter of vital public importance, not only from a power generation standpoint, but also as an issue of safety. The world's natural resources are the fundamental reserve with which nations must constantly tap into, yet protect at the same time. Fortunately, there are safe and efficient ways to move [...]
The selection of routes is a vital component of the overall future performance of pipelines and, without accurate quality assurance services, operators may be misguided in their pursuit of safe and efficient transportation of oil and gas. The standard flow of resources travels from the wellheads at drilling sites through gathering pipelines, which are connected to processing or [...]
Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations of the United States (49 CFR) provides requirements for natural gas and liquid pipeline operators to maintain human and environmental safety. The regulations stipulate the maximum pressure at which a pipeline can be operated in accordance with 49 CFR Part 192 Paragraph 192.619 for natural gas and [...]
A leaking pipeline can cause an inordinate amount of legal, safety and environmental risks, which is why oil and gas companies delegate a large percentage of their time and resources toward detecting and preventing leaks. While operators look to put more miles of pipelines into production, some face regulatory hurdles in certain regions, which forces [...]
Oil, gas, and refined product pipelines are crucial to the world economy and everyday living, so protecting these resources from equipment failure and sabotage is critical. This become mre clear once we consider the lengths of pipelines in countries throughout the world.
Pipeline safety is no longer a matter of responding to accidents or managing the after-effects of a leak or operational failure. In the last decade, operators and service technicians have adopted a new baseline understanding for the safety of pipeline assets, reliant upon the latest technological solutions and innovative engineering feats. Conventional risk assessment models [...]
Corrosion management is a vital focus of the oil and gas industry as it pertains to safeguarding valuable assets and securing the proper processing and transportation of the nation's natural resources. Pipeline operators in particular have millions of miles of distribution networks to protect and manage in real time to maintain operational efficiency. Corrosion at [...]