pipeline locating Articles

  • Gasoline pipeline break - Sun Pipeline Company

    LOCATION: Southeastern, PennsylvaniaPROJECT DATE:  November, 1984 to October, 1991CLIENT:  Sun Pipe Line Company BACKGROUND: A pipeline break resulted in the spill of 100,000 gallons of gasoline to a highly fractured shale aquifer. A number of private drinking water wells were affected. In excess of 10 homeowners were forced to vacate due to gasoline vapors in their homes. Producing ...


    By Terra Systems, Inc. (TSI)

  • Using pipeline integrity rule for pipeline inspections

    Historically, transportation of oil and gas by pipelines remains the safest and most economical mode compared with other modes. However, pipeline integrity does cause a concern to the public and environment along the pipeline route because it is ever present at the location for its useful life. U.S. pipeline failure incidents in the late ’90s accelerated the process of mandating pipeline ...


    By ABS Consulting

  • Landfill Gas to Pipeline

    Location: Angleton, TX Online Date: 2012 Element Markets is partnering with Waste Connections, one of the largest waste companies in the U.S., to develop a large biomethane project at the company’s Seabreeze Landfill in Angleton, Texas. The project, which is slated to come online in 2012, will produce more than 28 million MMBTUs of gas during its operational ...


    By Element Markets LLC

  • Pipeline integrity rule

    Historically, transportation of oil and gas by pipelines remains the safest and most economical mode compared to other modes. However, pipeline integrity does cause a concern to the public and environment along the pipeline route because of its ever presence at the location for its entire useful life. U.S. pipeline failure incidents in the late ’90s accelerated the process of mandating pipeline ...


    By ABS Consulting

  • Case Study - Pipeline Subsidence

    Looking for sinkholes Pyramid Environmental recently performed a geophysical investigation for the National Park Service at Carlsbad Caverns National Park in Carlsbad, NM. The survey used electrical resistivity mapping (ER) to look for potential underground caves or caverns near an area designated for the construction of an underground utility line. A 2D resistivity survey ...


    By Advanced Geosciences, Inc.

  • Locating Leaks for Cooling Water Systems

    This article illustrates how to locate leaks on cooling water systems in loud, industrial environments like Nuclear or Coal power generating plants without digging or putting anything inside the pipeline.  Infrared-Energy Pattern Analysis (IR-EPA) works on all pipeline sizes and all pipeline materials because it identifies the water outside the pipeline instead of listening for leak noises ...


    By EnTech Engineering Company

  • TransCanada Pipelines - Alberta, Canada

    Service: SmartBall - Gas Leak Detection Client: TransCanada Pipelines Project Date: 2010 Type of Pipeline: Natural Gas Diameter: 16-inch Pipe Material: Steel Length: 68.9 KM Flow Rate: 3 meters/second Pure Technologies completed a demonstration inspection of a portion of the Grande Prairie Mainline gas transmission ...

  • Historical pipeline construction cost analysis

    This study aims to provide a reference for the pipeline construction cost, by analysing individual pipeline cost components with historical pipeline cost data. Cost data of 412 pipelines recorded between 1992 and 2008 in the Oil and Gas Journal are collected and adjusted to 2008 dollars with the chemical engineering plant cost index (CEPCI). The distribution and share of these 412 pipeline cost ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Pipeline Zooming for a Comprehensive Infrastructure Survey.

    Time, budget and resources often keep a municipality from maintaining comprehensive, up-to-date information on water and sewer pipeline conditions. Without a complete understanding of their infrastructures, municipal supervisors cannot properly prioritize and schedule maintenance activities. As a result, emergencies—backups, collapses, and overflows—happen unexpectedly, and must be dealt with on ...


    By Envirosight LLC

  • Field Performance Testing for Pipeline Pumps

    Significant energy savings can be achieved by optimizing pump operating efficiency. Measuring the exact pump performance with crude oil under realistic conditions in the field is the first step towards improving the pump efficiency in the future. About 20 billion barrels of crude oil were transported through pipelines in 2015. Around the world, there are over one million kilometers of ...


    By Sulzer Ltd.

  • An analysis of inaccuracy in pipeline construction cost estimation

    The aim of this paper is to investigate cost overrun of pipeline projects. A total of 412 pipeline projects between 1992 and 2008 have been collected, including material cost, labour cost, miscellaneous cost, right of way (ROW) cost, total cost, pipeline diameter, pipeline length, pipeline's location, and year of completion. Statistical methods are used to identify the distribution of the cost ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Case study - LHPWSS Manages Critical Pipeline

    Service: Assess and Address Client: Lake Huron Primary Water Supply System Project Date: October 2012 - March 2013 Location: Greater London Region, ON Type of Pipeline: Water Transmission Main Diameter: 48-inch (1200mm) Pipe Material: PCCP The Lake Huron Primary Water Supply System (LHPWSS) serves about 500,000 people over eight municipalities in the London area and ...

  • Gasoline pipeline break - Sun Oil Company

    LOCATION:  Ambler, PAPROJECT DATE:  July, 1972 to January, 1974CLIENT:  Sun Oil Company BACKGROUND: A pipeline break spilled an estimated 3,186 barrels of high octane gasoline into an aquifer composed of a highly fractured dolomite. The gasoline was contained by pumping nearby wells. Physical recovery of the gasoline continued until no longer productive an estimated 1,000 barrels ...


    By Terra Systems, Inc. (TSI)

  • Pipeline Compressor Station Evaporates Storm Water

    Contaminated wastewater is one of the most problematic and potentially expensive issues for industry today.  Hauling wastewater can be expensive and may expose the company to substantial liability.  On-site processing can involve extensive fees and time-consuming paperwork.  Fortunately, there is a solution.  Evaporation is a practical, environmentally sound, and economical ...


    By Samsco Corporation

  • Surviving the Jackson Drive interconnect pipeline project

    The San Diego County Water Authority got the call at midnight on May 16, 2006. One of themajor water delivery pipelines in Mission Trails Regional Park in San Diego had burst, resulting in millions of gallons of water rushing through the park. It was over the next several hours that the Water Authority’s community outreach began. Within days the project was declared an emergency and the Water ...

  • Pipeline valve actuators for safety-related duties

    Sectors: Oil & Gas Category: Failsafe Valve Actuation Products: HPG, GO, Electro-Hydraulic (SI) Introduction Pipelines present a number of operational requirements demanding specialised actuation solutions. These include actuation of valves in remote areas, where mains power sources are not ...


    By Rotork plc

  • Selecting Fire and Gas Detectors for Harsh and Remote Locations

    Selecting fire and gas detectors for harsh and remote locations: Liquid natural gas (LNG) facilities in the frozen Russian Arctic. Drilling platforms in the swells of the North Sea. Pipelines that cross miles of heaving permafrost or blowing desert sands. These are some of the settings where industrial fire and gas detectors encounter extreme conditions and yet must perform accurately and ...

  • Case study - City of Rockville - Robotic Pipeline Inspection

    Service: PureRobotics - Robotic Pipeline Inspection Client: City of Rockville Project Date: July 2010 Type of Pipeline: Water Transmission Main Diameter: 24-inch Pipe Material: PCCP Length: 53,000 feet Results: 3 pipe sections identified at risk Insertion of Pipeline Inspection Robot Pure Technologies (Pure) was contracted to provide robotic pipeline inspection ...

  • Crystal Beach Mystery Pipeline Response - Case Study

    Global provided personnel, equipment and resources necessary to locate the source of a stain and sheen discovered offshore of the Bolivar Peninsula. A mystery pipeline was located offshore and thought to be the source of the pollutants. Specialized equipment was brought in to locate the pipeline where came ashore. Once exposed, it was the shore end was hot tapped and connected to a vac truck to ...

  • Pipeline Management Lessons: Old Isn’t Always Bad

    Underground pipelines are among the most valuable, yet neglected assets in the public arena. They provide essential services such as the supply of drinking water and collection of wastewater. Despite their critical importance, for decades many municipal utilities have operated under a “bury and forget” mentality – with little emphasis on long-term management of their aging ...

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