pipeline pigging Articles

  • Smart pigs make money - CETCO oilfield services allows for pipeline management operations while product continues to flow

    CETCO Oilfield Services new equipment fleet of pipeline separators and FilterSeps allows pipeline operators and contractors to clean their pipelines, run pigs, and perform internal integrity assessments on their lines without taking their pipelines out of service. This process allows pipeline operators to continue to bring their products to the market, sustaining their revenue stream, while ...


    By CETCO Energy Services

  • Atchafalaya run - CETCO oilfield services process for treating pipeline hydrostatic test water during pigging operations

    A major pipeline company recently conducted hydrostatic testing and pigging operations on 56 miles of pipeline in south central Louisiana. The original plan for the project was to flood the pipeline with water from the Atchafalaya River and perform multiple pig runs while discharging the water from the pipeline back into the river. The company assumed the fluids returning from the pipeline would ...


    By CETCO Energy Services

  • 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 ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Case study - Preventing scaling saves expensive pigging operations and production shut downs

    UK Based Fluid Dynamics has won a contract to supply its non chemical environment friendly hard water scale prevention products to prevent scaling in an effluent stream. The problem:  backwash from iron filters, softeners and RO units combined to block drain lines and cause pumps to seize at a major UK government establishment in Oxfordshire England.  The only way to clear these ...

  • `FilterSep` arated from the competition - CETCO oilfield services FilterSep technology: liquid pipeline cleaning and integrity management with no downtime

    CETCO Oilfield Services FilterSep Technology allows pipeline owners and operators to clean, pig, and perform integrity management and inspection operations without taking their liquid pipelines out of service. With CETCO Oilfield Services FilterSep Technology, pipeline operators can conduct all of their pipeline cleaning and integrity assessments with uninterrupted product delivery to their ...


    By CETCO Energy Services

  • It’s not just clean; it’s CETCOclean - chemical cleaning of 10”and 8” ethane pipelines

    CETCO Oilfield Services Pipeline Division chemically cleaned 10” and 8” ethane pipeline segments prior to an in-line inspection (first time ILI on the 10” pipeline). The operator’s primary concerns were flow interruptions to the receiving plant and ensuring that all line debris was collected prior to entering the downstream 8” section. CETCO designed and supplied all necessary equipment and ...


    By CETCO Energy Services

  • Debunking Murphy`s Law - Utilities address conditions to reduce risk of failure in aging metallic pipelines

    According to an adapted Murphy's Law, "anything that can fail, will fail." While that universal engineering law has been proven true again and again, many utilities are working diligently to reduce the risk of failure by taking measures to improve the service life of their aging ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Expect The Unexpected During Inline Inspection Runs

    Over the past decade, several high profile oil and gas pipeline failures have shown that the consequences of a rupture can be extremely severe for both the environment and human life, and can result in billions of dollars in remediation costs. Because of all these negative consequences, governments have made it mandatory to conduct routine inspections on these assets to prevent catastrophic ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Reducing costs through precise remote tracking

    Historically, inline inspection (ILI) tools used to identify defects on oil and gas pipelines have been tracked by field teams. However, recent technology advancements now allow pipeline owners to track pigs remotely, which is a much safer and cheaper alternative to traditional tracking. As pipeline integrity technology advances, asset owners are now using a wide variety of tools to detect ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Success through ingenuity and innovation:treating 1.25 million BBL at 55 BPM

    As part of a project designed to re-commission a pipeline in the southern United States, CETCO Oilfield Services Company has successfully treated approximately 1.25 million BBL of contaminated fluid at a rate of 55 BPM. Pipeline testing and inline inspection of the pipeline resulted in a large volume of effluent water requiring treatment. The 20” pipeline transports oil from a Gulf of Mexico ...


    By CETCO Energy Services

  • Zero Waste System in Paradise

    Most visitors to Fiji come for rest and relaxation on the white sand beaches or for diving and snorkeling among the unspoiled coral reefs. Few visitors realize that this tropical island in the South Pacific, north of New Zealand, is on the cutting edge of industrial ecology with a fully functional, zero waste program located near the Fijian capital of Suva. As part of an EPA funded review of ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Case study - Hetch Hetchy Water and Power Project (SFPUC)

    Service: Magnetic Flux Leakage (MFL) Client: San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) Project Date: 2007 to 2010 Location: California, USA Type of Pipeline: Water Transmission Main Diameter: 56-inch to 72-inch Pipe Material: Steel San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) operates three parallel cement mortar-lined steel pipelines 47.5 miles long, ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Optimized Pipediver Platform Making Waves As Advanced Condition Assessment Tool For Metallic Pipes

    Pure Technologies (Pure) never says no to an engineering challenge. If a client has a particular pipeline assessment or monitoring challenge to overcome in order to make a rehabilitation decision, we’ll do whatever it takes to help ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Chemical cleaning is cost-effective, efficient

    Chemical cleaning is an important offering within Clean Harbors’ portfolio of industrial cleaning/maintenance services for refineries, petrochemical processors and other process manufacturers. Along with high-pressure cleaning, pigging, Tech Sonic sound wave cleaning and other technologies, chemical leaning is a safe, efficient and cost-effective way to remove corrosion, deposits, residual ...


    By Clean Harbors

  • NORMs contamination treatment using Ivey-sol technology

    NORMs (naturally occurring radioactive materials) are found almost everywhere, and many natural materials, such as the earth’s crust, contain such radioactive materials. So what happens when oil and gas activities such as petroleum refining and natural gas extraction, disturb such radioactive material? They can alter the natural background radiation — the radiation that we are naturally exposed ...


    By Ivey International Inc.

  • Controlling Scale Deposition and Industrial Fouling

    It costs US industry billions of dollars a year to control and remove the limescale that builds up in industrial equipment such a heat exchangers, evaporative coolers, boilers, chillers and other water fed equipment. Oil wells, for example, face significant scaling problems from the highly mineralized water that are extracted with the oil. Limescale not only increases downtime, maintenance ...

  • The design and installation of the gas collection system

    The designer of gas collection plants has the task to fulfill optimally the important criteria: stability of gas quality efficiency of collection economic viability of the plant The stabilisation of the gas quality helps to solve the problem between the uneven gas production of the landfill on the one side and ...


    By Hofstetter BV

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