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pipeline testing Applications

  • Gas Detection Solutions for Pipeline Leak Detection

    Natural gas pipeline owners require improved routine monitoring of pipelines for safety, economic and regulatory reasons. Leaking natural gas can cause explosions leading to loss of life and property. Loss of product through undetected leaks dramatically reduces a pipeline operator’s profitability.

    By Boreal Laser Inc. based in Edmonton, ALBERTA (CANADA).

  • Pipeline Monitoring Systems for Health Monitoring

    Pipeline management presents challenges that are quite unique. Their long length, high value, high risk and often difficult access conditions require continuous monitoring as well as an optimization of maintenance interventions. The main concern for pipeline owners comes from possible leakages that can have a severe impact on the environment and put the pipeline out of service for repair. Leakages can have different causes, including excessive deformations caused by earthquakes, landslides or collisions mobile objects, corrosion, wear, material flaws or third party intrusion.

    By Roctest - part of Nova Metrix LLC based in Saint-Lambert, QUEBEC (CANADA).

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    Ultraviolet disinfection systems for the pipeline hydrotesting & flooding water

    Before natural gas or oil is transported through new pipelines, the entire length of the pipeline assembly is pressure tested using either fresh water or seawater, and is the final construction ‘quality assurance’ test before the pipeline is put into operation.  The pressure test is held for a specific amount of time, from between 1 day and 100 days, to ensure structural integrity before the pipeline is placed into operation.

    By atg UV Technology based in Wigan, UNITED KINGDOM.

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    Monitoring of raw water intake

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    Hydrocarbons in municipal water supplies,  including fresh water and desalination systems, are commonly limited to less than 1 part per million. Surface water from rivers, lakes, or the sea with marine traffic, nearby pipelines, or regular flooding can be contaminated by hydrocarbons. Freshwater treatment systems can be damaged by hydrocarbons or allow them to pass through undetected. Desalination systems using reverse osmosis (RO) membranes can be irreversibly damaged by the presence of hydrocarbons. Continuous monitoring of water source intakes can prevent system contamination and subsequent damage.  Accurate, low maintenance monitoring systems such as the TD-4100 XD and XDC have been protecting water intakes worldwide for over 20 years.

    By Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instruments, Inc. based in Fresno, CALIFORNIA (USA).

  • Gas Detection Solutions for Liquified Natural Gas Detection

    Liquefied natural gas owners require improved routine monitoring of facilities for safety, economic and regulatory reasons. Leaking LNG can cause explosions leading to loss of life and property. Loss of product through undetected leaks dramatically reduces a pipeline operator’s profitability. Traditional gas detectors are slow to reach and require a labour intensive process to keep maintained. IR detectors have been used but with limited success because of cross interference from other atmospheric gases.

    By Boreal Laser Inc. based in Edmonton, ALBERTA (CANADA).

  • SONARtrac - Dredging - Hopper Vessels

    Soil density, hardness, lithology, and sediment particle size distribution can create slurry of variable makeup and density. At a constant pump speed, the slurry will have a variable flow velocity, which is undesirable and potentially dangerous. If the velocity is too low, there is a risk of sand outs in the pipeline. If the velocity is too high, the pump will wear and be inefficient. Traditional velocity flow meters with wetted parts are prone to wear, causing measurement inaccuracies, and require frequent, costly replacements. In addition, the presence of entrained gases may disturb the readings of traditional flowmeters and cause slurry density measurements to be inaccurate.

    By CiDRA Corporate Services Inc based in Wallingford, CONNECTICUT (USA).

  • Microbial testing in upstream oil & gas industry

    On-the-spot measurement of total microorganisms! Microbial growth can be a significant nuisance in the upstream oil and gas sector. Well drilling, completion and stimulation activities can introduce microbes into a producing formation. Microbes found in the near well bore of producing wells can impede inflow, corrode tubulars and pumps and sour the formation. At the surface, production problems associated with microbial infection include corrosion and fouling of wellheads, pipelines, heater treaters, separators and storage tanks and bullets. The best solution to these problems is early detection and treatment.

    By LuminUltra Technologies Ltd. based in Fredericton, NEW BRUNSWICK (CANADA).

  • Water Monitoring and Flow Measurement Systems for Water Supply

    Although there is enough water on earth, its uneven distribution, the rising population and our carelessness drinking water starts to get short. In the future more and more pipelines for drinking water will be built all over the globe. In order to operate huge and complex pipe networks efficiently, water flow measurement and flow monitoring will become necessary. The increasing efficiency of ultrasonic flow meters will make such calculations more and more effective.

    By HydroVision GmbH based in Kaufbeuren, GERMANY.

  • Rugged Mobile Technology for Oil and Gas Industry

    Oil and gas personnel spend a large amount of time in remote pipeline locations and on oil rigs — environments that aren’t exactly gentle on technology. Our handhelds are tested to military standards for ruggedness, yet they’re also extremely compact, ergonomic and user-friendly. Handheld products allow you to easily capture data associated with resource-monitoring and transport tasks, and keep all your important information secure while you focus on doing your job efficiently and safely.

    By Handheld Group AB based in Lidköping, SWEDEN.

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