pipeline testing pig Articles

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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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