End-to-End Monitoring, Data Collection Increases Pipeline Safety

March 2017, Vol. 244, No. 3

By William Mudge, Director of Engineering, SpeedCast, Hong Kong

With more than 2.5 million miles of pipeline in the United States, proper maintenance and monitoring systems can be key factors in the success or failure of an oil and gas company. When constructing pipelines, companies put considerable thought and effort into ensuring that health, safety, security, and environmental factors and concerns are fully addressed. However, as lines age and start to degrade over time, maintenance issues rise and monitoring lines and pumps becomes essential to avoiding malfunctions that put employees and the environment at risk. Due to the differences between subsea and terrestrial pipelines,…

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