pipeline testing Articles

  • 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

  • Raw material cycle: from chip to briquette to product - Case Study

    Thanks to their briquetting system from RUF Frischhut can redeploy production scrap and melt it again Ludwig Frischhut GmbH and Co. KG have closed the circle on their raw material cycle by utilising a briquetting press from RUF: cast chips produced during the machining of parts for water supply and sewage disposal are pressed to solid briquettes and then melted in the in-house foundry and ...

  • VCU Testing for a Major Pipeline Company - Case Study

    Challenge Antea Group was contracted by a major pipeline company to complete a performance test of two marine VCUs and a VOC leak quantification of components during loading of marine vessels. The protocol for both of these tests had been developed by a previous consultant and TCEQ had not yet approved protocol. The client recently purchased the facility and had little information on ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • 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

  • Enhancement of the Uplift Capacity of Buried Pipelines by the Use of Geogrids

    The paper presents the results of preliminary tests that were conducted to investigate the possible use of geogrids for increasing the uplift resistance of buried pipelines. The results of the preliminary experimental investigations suggest that the uplift capacity of a pipeline section can be increased quite significantly by the incorporation of geogrids at the crown region of the pipeline in an ...


    By ASTM International

  • 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 ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • 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

  • Underground, underwater, under stress: Town of Longboat Key puts SmartBall tool to unusual pipeline condition test

    When much of your critical sewer pipeline lies buried under a bay of shimmering ocean water, the challenges required to assess its condition may seem daunting. That task faced the Town of Longboat Key, an affluent retirement community located on the barrier island of the same name off the west coast of Florida. Sensitive to environmental, health and safety issues, ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Tar oil pipeline’s hidden pollution danger

    The oil industry has high hopes of the US$5.4 billion Keystone XL pipeline, which on completion is planned to carry crude oil from Canada’s tar sands in Alberta to refineries more than 2,000 miles away in Texas. With President Barack Obama saying he will approve Keystone only if it “does not significantly exacerbate the problem of carbon pollution”, the pipeline’s future ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Test & treat - treating hydrostatic test water

    A pipeline company in Iowa conducted a hydrostatic test of its pipeline, producing 39,000 barrels of fluid for treatment. The hydrostatic test water was to be discharged in accordance with a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit. The permit required that discharge of the treated test water could not exceed a period of 14 days from the date the test was conducted. Fluid ...


    By CETCO Energy Services

  • Model and experimental analysis of the dynamic behaviour of air conditioning plant pipelines

    This paper presents a model to describe the transmission of vibrations through the pipelines of automotive air conditioning plants. It is known that vibration propagating from the compressor to the other system components can affect both acoustical and structural behaviour. In this study a frequency domain description is purposed, using a transfer matrix formulation to study the pipe dynamics. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The glass pipeline: increasing supply chain synchronisation through information transparency

    Based upon a year-long project carried out at a UK luxury carmaker, this paper argues for a supply chain where upstream synchronisation is improved by the use of primary demand to calculate second and third-tier component requirements. The paper formulates a case for further developments to the established automotive "sequenced" supply model, where synchronised and lean first tiers are frequently ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • What’s New? Maximizing The Life Of Aging Metallic Pipelines With Modern In-Line Technology

    Maximizing the life of aging pipelines has long been a challenge in North America. Owners of large diameter water and wastewater infrastructure face particular condition assessment challenges, owing to factors such as financial constraints, environmental concerns and access restrictions, which compound the problem. While desktop studies can help identify pipes with a likelihood and consequence of ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • San Diego County Water Authority Manages Steel Pipelines

    Utilities across the country are experiencing an increased rate of pipeline failures. In addition to problems precipitated by an aging water infrastructure, a lagging economy is affecting large-scale capital projects needed for repairing, replacing, and improving infrastructure. With funding gap estimates ranging between $200 billion and $1 trillion over the next 20 years, utilities must find ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Crawler Size: The Right Investment for the Right Pipeline Inspection Application

    As with any maturing technology, the inspection crawler market has evolved from a handful of basic models to a vast array of configurations, each uniquely adapted for nearly any pipeline inspection application.For buyers, this can also be a double-edged sword since finding the right crawler among the myriad of choices can require research, forethought, and inevitably some compromise. So, here are ...


    By Envirosight LLC

  • Detection of Minor Leakage in a Drinking Water Power Plant Pipeline

    Project in the South Tyrolean community Mals in Italy The final pressure test of a 2014 newly installed pipeline m a drinking water power plant in the South Tyrolean community Mals (Italy) showed a pressure loss out of range, which prevented the plant's commissioning. Thus the company MTA Messtechnik GmbH has been tasked to identify the reasons for the losses as quickly as possible ...


    By MTA Messtechnik GmbH

  • Project Management, Technology Enable Timely Deepwater Pipeline Repair

    Tool modifications enable quick mobilization on West Africa project Subsea repair of pipelines in deepwater is a complex and challenging operation that involves the use of remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) to deploy specialized tooling, clamps, and connectors. Pipeline repair also requires the engineering, logistics, and deployment of a range of other equipment, including pipe lift ...

  • Integrity management: how direct assessment is improving pipeline inspection

    Oil and gas pipelines have been around for well over a century, and some of the earliest constructed are still in service today.  Although early pipelines were made of wood, and in the past few decades plastics and composite materials have increased in popularity, the vast majority of pipelines in service today are constructed with steel.  Like any pipe material, steel pipe has its ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Identifying Leaks from Natural Gas Pipelines at a Safe Distance

    The use of natural gas, of which methane is the principle component, is increasing worldwide. According to the American Petroleum Institute methane meets 24% of U.S. energy demand and heats over 50% of all U.S. households. It also has many industrial uses, such as the manufacture of chemicals like ammonia, methanol, butane, ethane, propane and acetic acid; it is also an ingredient in products as ...

  • Intelligent electric valve actuation on China’s West-East Pipeline - Case Study

    Overview The West-East Pipeline (WEPP) network is described as the largest and most significant gas industry project ever planned in China. Intended for the development of the western regions in China, the project involves construction of four gas pipelines connecting the eastern markets of China with the western resources. Thousands of kilometres of pipelines travel along varied terrains ...


    By Rotork

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