Inspection

New ILI Service Introduced at IPC

New ILI service from the ROSEN Group helps make pipeline inspection easier.

Proactive Valve, Actuator Maintenance Programs for New EPA Compliance

To comply with EPA regulations, pipeline operators need to implement proactive valve, actuator, and linebreak detection system programs.

SoCalGas Deploys Sensors to Detect Methane and Enhance Public Safety

Southern California Gas Company has completed testing of gas detection sensors designed to spot pipeline leaks during inspections.

US Finalizes Rule to Limit Gas 'Flaring' at Drilling Sites

WASHINGTON (AP) — With two months left in President Barack Obama’s term, his administration issued a rule Tuesday intended to clamp down on oil companies that burn off natural gas on public lands. The new rule seeks to reduce waste and harmful methane emissions as part of a strategy to address clim..

OSHA to Hold Pipeline Safety Meeting

OSHA schedules meeting to help workers stay safe when working on pipeline construction projects.

Why Drones are Fundamental to the Oil and Gas Industry

Drones are helping to improve pipeline inspections. Learn how by registering for an upcoming Pipeline & Gas Journal webinar.

Company Begins Excavating Pipeline After Leak

Colonial Pipeline begins excavating a pipeline that exploded earlier this week, and says a inspection shows a nearby pipeline wasn't damaged in the blast.

Inside Iraq: Stringent Security Required for First Inline Inspection

Before performing a pipeline inspection in Iraq, TD Williamson implemented strict security measures.

Gas Explosion Rocks Portland Shopping District, Injuring 8

Pipeline news: Natural gas explosion occurs in Portland.

Integration of Engineering-Based Integrity Management Program

How to integrate an engineering-based pipeline integrity program that meets regulations.

Advanced Mobile Leak Survey Technology: An Operator’s Perspective

A pipeline operator gives his perspective on advanced mobile leak survey technology for pipeline inspections of construction projects.

Drilling Deep for Increased Safety

Drilling deep helps pipeline operator increase safety.

Haydale Graphene Industries Awarded Contract Extension By National Grid

Haydale Composite Solutions, a wholly owned subsidiary of Haydale Graphene Industries plc, has been awarded a £310,000 contract extension by National Grid to design and develop 14 different Gas Transition Piece (GTP) solutions for seven different pipeline diameters from 300-1050mm and for two ..

Illusense Secures $1.6M Funding from Sustainable Development Technologies Canada

Illusense Inc. has secured a $1.6 million funding commitment from Sustainable Development Technologies Canada (SDTC). Adrian Banica, Illusense Executive Chairman stated, “We are very pleased with the financial and strategic support we have received from SDTC. With fossil fuels expected to be part o..

GIS – Improving Pipeline Risk Assessment

While geographic information systems (GIS) have been around in commercial form since the early 1980s, subsequent technologies for data capture, storage and processing have improved rapidly in both resolution and scope. In terms of data capture, technologies that explicitly incorporate spatial refere..

Asset Management in Cross Bore Safety

Why Inspect? “Last root-ball before lunch!” thought Joe the plumber, as he ran the snake up the sewer lateral toward a tangle of roots and tissue. The cutting tool spinning at the end of the snake hung up a bit, but the motor powered it through the blockage all the way up under the foundation of th..

Integrated Corrosion Management of Oil, Gas Installations

Corrosion monitoring of oil and gas installation usually peaks during the operations/production stage, but each stage of the project is (design, construction, commissioning, operations, maintenance/shutdown time) is equally important for these facilities. The activities carried out during the design..

Orifice Meter Inspection - An Important but Forgotten Part of Measurement

You attended standards meetings and various measurement schools around the globe and met with your engineering peers to design the most cost-effective meter runs or meter stations. You believe everything is designed as best as it could be. The product is inspected prior to release and acceptance at ..

Automating Hydraulic Simulations of Large Number of Scenarios

As PG&E and other utilities perform unparalleled levels of safety-related work on gas transmission systems, frequent and complex pipeline system outages occur throughout the year. This safety work also carries the potential of pressure reductions due to previously undetected system anomalies in the ..

Safest Way to Perform Integrity Assessments

Pipeline operators and integrity engineers are facing increasing pressure from regulatory authorities and environmental groups to guarantee pipeline network integrity. This is why it is so important to understand the condition of their assets and perform the necessary inspections to correct potentia..

PECO Inspects 308 Miles of Natural Gas Main

PECO said it completed nearly 600 projects to enhance natural gas and electric service for customers during the first quarter of 2016. That work included inspection of 308 miles of natural gas main, completion of more than 1,700 valve inspections and replacement of  nearly two miles of natural gas m..

SoCalGas Finds Efficiencies in Large Pipeline Safety Project

In the current phase of the Pipeline Safety Enhancement Plan (PSEP), Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) and San Diego Gas & Electric Company (SDG&E) are testing and replacing about 175 miles of pipe and upgrading/installing over 450 shutoff valves throughout the system. There are nearly 200..

Intertek to Provide Inspection Services to the Jemena Northern Gas Pipeline Development

Intertek has been selected to provide third party inspection services to support the procurement of Jemena’s Northern Gas Pipeline (NGP) Project. The 623 km planned pipeline will connect Northern Australia’s vast gas fields to the east coast gas market, running from Tennant Creek in the Northern Te..

QS Energy's AOT Crude Oil Friction Reduction Hardware in Review

QS Energy, Inc. today announced its AOT (Applied Oil Technology) system will be benchmarked on a variety of super-light and ultra-light crude oil due to its ongoing positive evaluation on a major crude and condensate pipeline serving the Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas. Designed to be installed adj..

NEB Says Mackenzie Gas Project Still in Public Interest

The National Energy Board (NEB) will move the sunset clauses for the Mackenzie Gas Project’s Mackenzie Valley Pipeline and Mackenzie Gathering System to Dec. 31, 2022. The extension to the sunset clause for the pipeline does not come into effect until it is approved by the federal government. In a ..

European Leak Detection Market Expected to Grow

Increased pipeline infrastructural investments coupled with high exploration and production activities in the oil and gas sector and high consumer demand for energy will propel growth in the European oil and gas pipeline leak detection market, according to a report issued by Research and Markets. T..

US Report: Rail Safety Violations Should Be Prosecuted

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. regulators are failing to refer serious safety violations involving freight rail shipments of crude oil and other hazardous cargo for criminal prosecution, and are going lightly on civil fines, according to a report released Friday by a government investigator. The Federal Ra..

Heat Exchangers Certified for Pipeline Components Cooling

Owners and operators of fuel and other energy pipelines are well aware of the changed regulatory environment in the wake of the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. As the public’s fears escalated because of the environmental damage and loss of life that followed the rig blowo..

Mobile Inspection Forms Cut Time, Maximize Accuracy of Audits

Recordkeeping increasingly is the linchpin for the safe, reliable construction and operation of energy pipeline systems. In both the aftermath of natural gas pipeline incidents and in the attempts to develop a more sophisticated safety culture that employs technology advances to expand preventive ma..

Automated Pigging Systems Prove Proficient in Savings, Energy Efficiencies

Pigging systems are installed on pipeline systems for the purpose of inserting a pipeline pig into the pipe without interruption of the pipeline flow. Pipeline pigs are typically sized to the nominal pipeline diameter and configured of different designs and materials to serve the purpose of cleaning..