Inspection

Cutting Pipeline Operational Costs Without Sacrificing Safety

Pipeline operators are increasingly turning to software-based tools to predict pipeline failure and reduce the need for frequent manual field inspection. But how well do these models really predict the development of axial cracks and other pipeline flaws? In order to reduce field inspection costs w..

2nd Pipeline Under Straits of Mackinac Passes Pressure Test

MACKINAW CITY, Mich. (AP) — Enbridge says a second oil pipeline beneath the Straits of Mackinac in northern Michigan has passed a pressure test required in a Justice Department agreement following a 2010 oil spill in southwestern Michigan. The most recent test was Friday on one pipeline that’s part..

SwRI Patents New Pipeline Inspection Technology

New pipeline inspection technology patented by the Southwest Research Institute.

Pipeline Beneath Straits of Mackinac Passes Pressure Tests

Enbridge gets good result following Line 5 pipeline inspection.

Oil Pipelines To Be Inspected By Robots

Robots to be used to conduct pipeline inspections.

Few Pipeline Inspections Reported After Fatal Colorado Gas Blast

Colorado regulators say few energy companies have reported the results of oil and gas pipeline inspections following a pipeline explosion last month.

Company Unveils New Gas Leak Detector

Fluke Corp. has released a new gas leak detector designed to make pipeline inspections easier and more efficient.

Rooting Out Trouble Before It Happens

Smart pig helps PSE&G better conduct pipeline inspections.

Nord Stream Pipeline Inspection Contract Awarded

MMT Sweden has received a three-year contract from Nord Stream AG to inspect both lines of the Nord Stream Pipeline running through the Baltic Sea from Russia to Germany. The external inspection of the pipeline will be executed by the joint venture between MMT Sweden and Reach Subsea. The scope of ..

Atlas Expands Pipeline Training Courses

Atlas API now offers more pipeline inspection training courses.

Pipeline Inspections Ordered in Colorado After Fatal Blast

Colorado orders pipeline inspections in response to fatal home explosion.

Reducing Deepwater Pipeline Inspection Costs

Inspecting a pipeline is a complex operation. It is often fraught with complications due to the varying dimensions that the pipeline exhibits in order to operate in a deepwater environment. Designing the line with future inspections in mind is the exception, not the rule. As a result, a deepwater l..

Kirkuk-Ceyhan Pipeline To Go Offline For Three Days For Maintenance

Required maintenance on oil pipelines connecting the Kurdistan region in Iraq to Turkey will bring the facilities offline for three days, according to a Turkish official. “The export of oil from Kirkuk and the Kurdistan Region has been halted upon a request from the Turkish side due to maintenance ..

Lloyd's Register Wins Pipeline Inspection Contract

Lloyd’s Register has received a pipeline inspection contract from Bumi Armada Berhad for the Armada Olombendo FPSO. Under the terms of the agreement, Bumi Armada receives access to Lloyd’s Register’s risk-based inspection services and technical software which will help to develop quantifiable risk ..

Enbridge, NDT Hope to Create Innovative Pipeline Inspection Technology

Enbridge and NDT Global agree to work together to design technology that will improve inline pipeline inspections.

NACE International Jazzes Up Annual Corrosion Conference

NACE kicked off its annual Corrosion Conference & Expo on March 26 with President Sandy Williamson wielding the larger-than-life scissors at the 2017 ceremonial ribbon-cutting. Visitors on opening night were greeted by a New Orleans jazz band as they entered the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. ..

Applications of Relative Calibration of Crack and Corrosion ILI Data

How relative calibration of crack and corrosion inline pipeline inspection data can be used by pipeline operators and ILI vendors.

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

Pipeline inspections conducted end to end help increase safety.

Using Inline CP Tools in Multiple Pipeline Corridors

Inline cathodic protection tools can help improve pipeline inspection of multiple corridors.

Report: Pipeline Pigging Systems Market to Increase Through 2021

Report says rising demand for pipeline construction projects to boost the pigging systems market worldwide.

Company Offers Pipeline Inspection Training Course

Pipeline inspection training course offered online and on-site by Atlas API Training | Pipeline Contractors

Hackers Drawn to Energy Sector’s Lack of Sensors, Controls

HOUSTON (AP) — Oil and gas companies, including some of the most celebrated industry names in the Houston area, are facing increasingly sophisticated hackers seeking to steal trade secrets and disrupt operations, according to a newspaper investigation. A stretch of the Gulf Coast near Houston featu..

Automated Pigging Systems Are a Tool Whose Time has Come

Pipeline inspections can be improved through the use of automated pigging systems.

Pure Technologies Wins Inspection Contracts

Pure Technologies Ltd. wins pipeline inspection contracts.

Well-Devised Inspection Plans Can Save Millions

Well-crafted pipeline inspection plans can save companies millions of dollars.

SoCalGas to Use Fiber Optic Technology for Real-Time Pipeline Inspections

The Southern California Gas Company will use fiber optic cable to conduct real-time pipeline inspections.

Intelligent Pigging Services Market to Grow Through 2025

Future Market Insights has released key insights on the global intelligent pigging services market in its latest report titled, “Intelligent Pigging Services Market: Global Industry Analysis and Opportunity Assessment 2015 – 2025.” According to the report, the global intelligent pigging services ma..

Inline Inspection with Non-Destructive Evaluation Provides Verifiable, Complete Records

Inline pipeline inspection with non-destructive evaluation helps produce complete records.

ILI Metal Loss Growth Analysis: Pipe Joint vs. Anomaly to Anomaly

Automated tools and techniques are being developed that are impacting how inline pipeline inspections are performed.

Drones Soaring as Oil & Gas Monitoring, Safety Tool

Drones are helping make pipeline inspections more cost-effective.