Maintenance

Berkshire Hathaway Maryland Cove Point LNG Plant Shut for Annual Maintenance

Berkshire Hathaway Energy's Cove Point LNG export plant in Maryland shut on Saturday for annual maintenance that is expected to last about three weeks, according to analysts and pipeline data.

Williams Inks Multiyear Pipeline Services Deal with Eversource

(P&GJ) — The deal covers natural gas pipeline services in Connecticut and other locations over a period of three years with a two-year optional extension. Specifically, Williams will be tasked with the installation, maintenance, repair and other services associated with the natural gas distribution systems under the agreement.

Lake Superior Competing for P&GJ Award for Best Corrosion Technology

Lake Superior Consulting’s Atmospheric Corrosion Inspection iLINE App, which helps pipeline owners maintain continuous pipeline operations while adhering to Atmospheric Corrosion Inspections, which are required every three years by the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration.

Things to Keep in Mind When Choosing Valves

(P&GJ) — Oils processing occurs in multiple stages and requires specialized piping systems to handle different fluids. Additionally, oils and their products are explosive, with traces of hazardous gases. As such, valves and other components of the piping systems must provide leak and emission-free transportation of fluids.

Mobiltex Data Finalist for P&GJ Award for Maintenance Technology

Mobiltex Data’s CorTalk RMU1-LITE remote monitoring unit is a low cost, high reliability device intended to remotely monitor AC/DC potentials (both on and instant-off) on a CP protected structure.

CPC Terminal Repairs to Delay Russian, Kazakh Crude Exports

Russian and Kazakh oil exports via the Caspian Pipeline Consortium's (CPC) Black Sea terminal face at least one month's disruption each once repairs begin on two of its three single mooring points, CPC confirmed on Tuesday.

Gazprom to Halt Natural Gas Deliveries on Nord Stream 1 Pipeline for Maintenance Work

The unscheduled maintenance on the Nord Stream 1 pipeline, which runs under the Baltic Sea to Germany, deepens an energy standoff between Moscow and Brussels which has already helped send inflation surging in the region and raised the risk of rationing and recession.

Shell Plans to Shut Down Odyssey, Delta Crude Pipelines for Maintenance Work

Shell on Tuesday said it plans to shut for two weeks in September a key crude oil pipeline in Gulf of Mexico that supplies oil to Louisiana refineries.

US Offshore Oil Output to Restart After Pipeline Fix

A damaged oil pipeline component that disrupted output at several offshore U.S. Gulf of Mexico platforms was repaired late Friday, a Louisiana official said, with producers moving to reactivate some of the halted production.

US Coast Guard Responds to Oil Spill in Terrebonne Bay, Louisiana

The U.S. Coast Guard said on Monday it was responding to an oil spill at the Hilcorp Caillou Island facility in Terrebonne Bay, Louisiana.

Gazprom Says Sanctions Still Hamper Nord Stream 1 Pipeline Maintenance

Russian natural gas giant Gazprom said on Monday that sanctions were still hampering maintenance of the Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline, a strong signal that energy supplies to Europe remain at risk unless the West eases sanctions imposed over Ukraine.

Russia Completes Maintenance on Nord Stream 1 Pipeline, Restarts Gas Exports

Russian gas flows via the Nord Stream 1 pipeline are seen restarting on time on Thursday after the completion of scheduled maintenance, two sources familiar with the export plans told Reuters.

Gazprom CEO Sees No Solution to Nord Stream 1 Repair Delays Caused by Sanctions

Gazprom sees no solution to an ongoing equipment issue at the Portovaya compressor station, part of the Nord Stream 1 pipeline that carries Russian gas to Germany, its CEO said on Thursday.

Nord Stream Gas Capacity to Europe Constrained by Repair Delays

The capacity of Gazprom's Nord Stream 1 pipeline to supply gas to Europe is partly constrained as sanctions make it impossible for equipment supplier Siemens Energy to return a turbine being maintained in Canada, the companies said.

Finland, Baltic States Postpone Gas Pipeline Maintenance to Secure Supply

The gas transmission system operators of Finland and the Baltic states have agreed to postpone summer maintenance on the Balticconnector pipeline, Finland's Gasgrid said

How to Choose a Regulator in Five Steps

Pressure regulators play a crucial role in many industrial fluid and instrumentation systems, helping to maintain or control desired pressure and flow in response to system changes.

Deadly Explosion Rocks Hotel in Cuba, Gas Leak Suspected

A deadly explosion hit a well-known hotel in downtown Havana on Friday, tearing a gash several floors high into the side of the building, killing at least eight people and sending another 30 to hospital, witnesses and Cuban state media said.

Application of Pipeline Cleaning Robot in Liquefied Natural Gas Pipelines

Pipelines used to provide gas for the production of LNG use many butt-jointed valves. Similarly, when welding the valves, debris for grinding and welding spatter slag and dust will remain inside the pipes.

A Case Study: Distortion, Buckling of 52-Inch Gas Pipeline Related to High Temperature

Pigging as a means of cleaning in-service hydrocarbon pipelines is a critical activity that requires stringent precautions to be followed by the pipeline operator.

ICR Integrity Plays Critical Role in Cruden Bay Terminal Regeneration

CR Integrity (ICR) recently completed a crucial scope of work for Doosan Babcock on the Forties Pipeline System (FPS) shutdown project at the Cruden Bay Booster Station in Northeast Scotland.

Managing the Threat of Hard Spots

Hard spots are believed to result from application of a local thermal cycle, such as localized quenching of the surface, to produce a microstructure that is different from (and harder than) the surrounding parent material.

Green Stream Pipeline to Resume Libya Gas Flows to Italy

Gas flows into Italy from Libya will restart on Thursday, ahead of schedule, following unplanned maintenance on facilities at the Mellitah Complex, Italian energy group Eni said.

TC Energy's 590,000-bpd Keystone Pipeline Resumes Operations

TC Energy's 590,000-barrels-per-day Keystone oil pipeline resumed operations after it was shut the previous evening for unplanned maintenance.

Leveraging 2 Kinds of Wisdom to Support Asset Integrity

For most pipeline integrity and risk assessment programs, there are two main sources of information, including measurement-driven data that is fed into computational risk assessment tools and information obtained from human observation or perception.

UK's Interconnector Announces 10-Day Planned Maintenance Shutdown

The operator of Interconnector gas pipeline between Britain and Belgium said on Monday it will start a planned maintenance shutdown for 10 days starting Nov. 16, 2021.

Maryland Cove Point LNG Export Plant to Start Work Next Week

Officials at Berkshire Hathaway Energy on Wednesday confirmed the pipeline and compressor station maintenance will start on Sept. 20 but would not confirm the shutdown of the liquefaction plant until about the day before an outage.

Reassessing Value Placed on System Pressure Tests

Since the cost of failures during the construction of offshore pipelines is significant, over time, an extensive quality management regime has been developed. One such measure is to pressure test the whole pipeline system when the build is completed.

Gazprom Helping Determine Lawful Ownership of Russian Gas Pipelines

In the absence of lawful owners, gas networks and pipelines lack proper control and maintenance. More than 70% of such facilities are in the North Caucasus, Volga and Siberian Federal Districts.

Life Extension of Pipelines with Crack Defects Using Composite Repairs

Composite repairs are being used widely to restore the integrity of pipelines impaired by wall thinning arising from corrosion anomalies.

CERAWEEK: Texas Needs to Winterize its Grid or Interconnect with Neighbors

Texas should winterize its electric generation plants or consider connecting its grid with other parts of the country to help avoid another deadly blackout like the one last month that left people without heat, power or water for days.