Building Integrity into the Pipeline Ecosystem with Operator Qualification
5 February 2020

A quick look at the major causes of midstream pipeline incidents in 2018 reveals an interesting picture. While material/weld/equipment failures accounted for more than 35% of incidents, the major cause for 11.7% of incidents was incorrect operation measures. These figures rightly underline the importance of establishing and maintaining a strong operator qualification (OQ) and safety orientation program for workers. This white paper will discuss:

• The current landscape of pipeline operations

• Regulations and qualifications to know

• How to orchestrate a successful OQ program.

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Predictive Maintenance, Energy Management, and Augmented Decision making through AI, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning
4 December 2019

Yokogawa's AI empowers customers with an advanced understanding of their current situation, allowing them to correctly predict future events and adapt accordingly. Learn how intelligent sensing and advanced analytics can help you make decisions to avoid problems and improve your business. Unplanned events can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars per day. You can avoid this and Yokogawa can help. Download this free e-book to learn more.

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Permeation: Resistance Is No Loner Futile
21 October 2019

High-Density Polyethelene (HDPE) has grown considerably in popularity in recent years. As operators seek new ways to cut costs, HDPE offers a number of advantages over steel. It is relatively inexpensive, flexible, lightweight, and far easier to install. However, it does have one major shortcoming. HDPE is vulnerable to chemical permeation. Most companies and operators are aware of permeation, but there is less information readily available on how to address the problem. Our upcoming whitepaper discusses what chemical permeation is, why it’s a problem for HDPE specifically, the risks involved and commercially available solutions.

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Measuring Crack Defects with Sub-Millimeter Accuracy
14 October 2019

NDT Global's Evo Eclipse technology is a combination of high-resolution crack robots (UCx) and new analysis methodologies. Together, these technologies enable new inline inspection robots with a circumferential resolution of 5.0 mm (0.2 in). Higher-resolution tools, specialized sensors and measurement configurations address major flaw-measurement challenges: depth-sizing accuracies, extended maximum crack depth sizing beyond the formerly known maximum crack depth of typically 4 mm (0.16 in), through wall defects, and measurement capabilities less susceptible to skew and tilt.

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Avoid the Hidden Costs in Gas Chromatograph (GC) Installations
7 August 2019

Hydrocarbon processing plants often focus on purchasing a GC that can handle the gas analysis application at the best price and only consider the cost of the GC. This approach ignores significant expenses required for the installation and operation of the GC. Learn about the hidden costs in GC installations and steps you can take to avoid them.

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How Shawcor Reduces Changeover Time and Increases Plant Throughput with Markforged 3D Printing Technology
20 June 2019

Shawcor, a Canada-based energy services company, faced the challenge of needing to create an automated, custom handling machine to load and unload large glass reinforcement tape pads. The cost and long lead times needed to make the custom parts for the machine was unreasonable, so they had to explore other options. Read on to see how Shawcor leveraged carbon fiber 3D printing to replace aluminum and sheet metal parts, while saving $27,000 CAD with 53 unique 3D printed parts.


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Best Solutions to Enhance Gas Flow Measurement for Midstream Markets
16 May 2019

See how upgrading your Flowsic600 "Classic" ultrasonic meters to the new XT Gateway head will give you increased I/O, no impact on metrology, no recalibration and lengthen your meters service life.

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Retrofitting Pigging Functionality in Unpiggable Pipelines
7 May 2019

Some pipelines cannot be thoroughly inspected or maintained, using standard operational pigs or In Line Inspection tools. This is counterproductive and may even be a pipeline safety and integrity non-compliance issue. 

This paper discusses a case study where DNV GL type approved, double block and bleed isolation technology, has been utilized to safely retrofit pigging facilities in a live pipeline system without affecting production.  

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