On June 5, 1964, from salesman Ernest Hotze’s desire to provide his customers with needed parts for a compressor on a gas pipeline, Compressor Engineering Corporation (CECO) was formed. From its early days in Hotze’s garage, CECO has grown into a family of companies, with locations across Texas and the South, becoming a leader in providing products and services to gas pipelines, gathering and processing companies, petrochemical, industrial and refrigeration plants worldwide.
The distribution of natural gas in an urban utility has inherent risks. Distribution networks are located underground, out of sight and typically under pavement in close proximity to buildings, residences and subsurface structures.
The external corrosion protective coating of critical buried flowlines experienced premature coating failure in specific applications at Uthmaniyah Gas Plant in Saudi Arabia.
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.
How best will the growing volumes of ethanol being produced to comply with federal laws be safely transported from producing plants in regions where there are few fuel transportation assets to consumers?