Inspection

Enbridge: Line 5 Dented Nearly an Inch

Enbridge officials have informed Michigan regulators that the company's Line 5 was dented nearly an inch by a suspected tugboat anchor strike last month.

Enbridge Fined for Missing Pipe Inspection Deadlines

The U.S. government has fined Enbridge more than $1.8 million after accusing the Canadian oil transport company of missing deadlines for pipeline inspections following a 2010 oil spill in southwestern Michigan.

PART 2: Entegra Solutions President – Racing and ILI an Odd Companion

In part 2 of an interview with Mark Olson, founder of Integra Solutions, he explains how the inline inspection industry has changed since he first launched the company.

Underwater Vehicle to Inspect Damaged Great Lakes Oil Pipeline

Underwater vehicle to help Enbridge inspect recent Line 5 damage that may have been caused by a ship's anchor.

Part 1: Racing and ILI Make Odd Companions

“Each one of us must make his own path through life. There are no self-help manuals, no formulas, no easy answers. The right road for one is the wrong road for another … The journey of life is not paved in blacktop; it is not brightly lit, and it has no road signs. It is a rocky path through the wil..

SkyX Drone Completes 62-Mile Data-Collection Flight

SkyX Systems drone completes 62-mile aerial pipeline inspection in Mexico.

New Pipelines Pre-Commissioning Inspection

The ROSEN Group successfully performed a pipeline inspection in Australia before commissioning took place.

National Grid Rolls Out Pipeline Innovations

National Grid tests a miniature gas robotic agile pipeline inspection device.

Pipeline Monitoring Systems to See Good Times Ahead

The global pipeline inspection technology market is on the rise.

IoT and the Digitalization of Oil and Gas Production

The Internet of Things (IoT) can help improve pipeline inspections. Learn how in this whitepaper courtesy of Bsquare Corporation.

Companies Release Aerial Pipeline Inspection Solution for Utilities

Black & Veatch and Aeryon Labs launch a new aerial pipeline inspection tool to help utilities better monitor their infrastructure.

Midstream Company Solves Flow Measurement Issues

When Mike Heckl was a director of operations for Crestwood Midstream, the company established itself in the West Virginia Appalachian Basin by purchasing an area of development from a major upstream firm with a large acreage in the Ohio and West Virginia Marcellus/Utica Shale fields. They had alread..

Why NCRs Should Be Seen as Friends

Nonconformance reports can help companies learn from failed pipeline inspections.

Drones – A Necessary Tool in Pipeline Development & Maintenance

Drones are helping make pipeline inspections and monitoring simpler.

Real-Time Imaging of Methane Gas Leaks Using a Single-Pixel Camera

A single-pixel camera can help identify methane leaks in real-time during pipeline inspections.

Enhancing Infrastructure Maintenance with IoT

The Internet of Things can help improve pipeline inspections.

Gas Leaking from Kansas Wells Amid Dispute over Who Must Fix

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Natural gas is leaking through unplugged abandoned wells that have penetrated a massive underground storage field in Kansas, creating a public safety hazard amid a dispute over who is responsible for fixing the problem, regulatory filings show. Northern Natural Gas Co., which o..

Consumers Energy to Increase Pipeline Inspections

Consumers Energy agrees to conduct pipeline inspections on certain Michigan gas lines every three years.

Colorado Regulators: Tiny Holes, Faulty Parts to Blame for Failed Inspections

Colorado regulators say tiny holes or faulty parts were to blame for numerous failed oil and gas pipeline inspections.

Colorado Says 430 Pipelines Failed Leak Test

Colorado regulators say about 430 oil and gas pipelines failed inspection.

Enbridge Fails Pipeline Inspection

Canada’s National Energy Board (NEB) has issued three Inspection Officer Orders to Enbridge for failure to adhere to worker safety, pipe handling and environmental protection requirements during construction activity on the High Pine Expansion Project near Chetwynd, British Columbia. The NEB orders ..

SoCalGas Achieves Methane Capture Milestone

Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) today announced the company has passed the one million cubic foot mark in its ongoing methane capture initiative. This innovative process allows for gas that would otherwise be vented to the atmosphere during pipeline replacement work to be saved and reinjected..

Pipeline Board: Let Campus Experts Analyze Enbridge Line 5

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — An advisory group is recommending that Michigan universities analyze the worst-case scenario of an oil pipeline failure in the Straits of Mackinac. The effort would be led by Michigan Tech University, which would collaborate with experts at other universities. The recommendati..

Pipeline Inspection Contract Awarded in Australia

Halfwave receives a pipeline inspection contract for the Ichthys LNG Project.

Enbridge Finds Gaps in Line 5 Coating

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The company that operates twin oil pipelines in the waterway linking Lake Huron and Lake Michigan said Wednesday it has found a number of gaps in a protective layer of enamel coating on the pipes. Enbridge Inc.’s disclosure prompted criticism from Michigan’s governor and..

Small Plane Doing Gas Pipeline Inspection Crashes Near Road

A small plane conducting a gas pipeline inspection crashes in Ohio.

A. Hak, Al Tamimi Energy Awarded Pipeline Inspection Contract

A. Hak Industrial Services and Al Tamimi Energy receive five-year pipeline inspection contract from Saudi Aramco.

Report: Wireless Sensing Technologies Energize Oil and Gas Pipeline Monitoring Sector

Smart sensors are changing how pipeline inspections are conducted, Frost & Sullivan report says.

Fugro Receives Pipeline Inspection Contract from Petrobras

Fugro has been awarded a two-year pipeline inspection contract by Petrobras.

Smart Pigging Tools Help Complete Inline Inspection

The Caspian Pipeline Consortium uses smart pigging tools to complete a pipeline inspection project.

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