In the pipeline industry, real-time monitoring is becoming a big business. Systems monitor pipeline integrity, temperature, vibration, leaks, personnel and equipment, as well as watch for intruders. These systems use a variety of communication methods, including fiber optic cable strung along the pipeline, cellular, satellite, wireless and Ethernet.
In a continued effort to develop state of the art automation standards, River Consulting is working on a variety of pipeline expansion projects for Kinder Morgan, including automating stations and compressor units for the Rockies Express Pipeline.
Batelle, TerraGo Technologies, CTDUT-Pipeline Technology Center, CartoPac and more
The external corrosion protective coating of critical buried flowlines experienced premature coating failure in specific applications at Uthmaniyah Gas Plant in Saudi Arabia.
Recently MATCOR, Inc. engineers and corrosion technicians conducted an External Corrosion Direct Assessment (ECDA) on a buried natural gas transmission pipeline with a cathodic protection system in a Maryland suburb of Washington, DC.
Tony Keane, executive director of NACE International, recently assembled a panel of NACE member pipeline corrosion control experts to answer a series of questions on the challenges involved with assessing and protecting pipelines at cased road and railway crossings.
This article shares experiences we have gained working with several customers to geo-code leak and pipe inspection reports and associate them with the pipe segment in the GIS that best matches the address location and other attributes of the report.
In the winter of 2002-2003, Venezuela found itself in the grip of the largest and longest strike in Latin American history. Lasting from Dec. 2 until Feb. 2, the strike paralyzed the oil industry through work stoppages and acts of sabotage.