Technology/R&D

Krohne

Krohne now offers PipePatrol, a comprehensive suite of software modules for multi-product pipelines for oil, gas, chemical or refined products.  The software is configured in eight modules, covering leak detection, theft detection, stress monitoring, line b..

Allseas Selected Pipe-Logger for Major Subsea Pipeline Project

Allseas installed WFS Technologies’ Seatooth Pipelogger for the real time measurement of process temperature on a subsea pipeline system. The pipeline system is designed to have a total gas throughput capacity of 31.5 Bcm per year.

Tube Tech International Launches Next-Generation Cleaning Robot

Tube Tech International Ltd. (TTIL) launched its next-generation cleaning robot, which the company said is capable of eradicating more than 90% of heat exchanger fouling.

Clariant Opens Industry’s First HTE Laboratory

Clariant opened its next high-throughput experimentation (HTE) laboratory Sept. 5 in Houston.

Drones on Deck to Make Pipeline Inspections Safer, More Efficient

Using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) to inspect pipelines is one of the most promising uses of new technologies that our industry has ever seen. Unmanned aerial vehicles, often called drones, can be launched from nearly any location, controlled remotely and programmed to operate autonomously.

Building A Holistic Pipeline Integrity Program

While new pipelines continue to be constructed the world over, the vast majority of them were laid in the 40s, 50s and 60s, often in remote or isolated areas. Today, operators are constantly facing an uphill battle of maintaining infrastructure well past its shelf life.

Beyond-Visual-Line-of-Sight Drone Inspects Trans-Alaska Pipeline

Researchers at the University of Alaska Fairbanks recently made history by completing the first true beyond-visual-line-of-sight (BVLOS) flight under the small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) rule.

Robotics Applications Making Advances in Norway

In the oil and gas industry, the use of robots, whether fixed or mobile, is not new, as such devices were introduced to a lesser extent in the 1970s. Today, however, we are beginning to see highly advanced applications of such robotics being used.

Oil & Gas and the Evolution to Augmented Reality

In just a few months IoT technology will be integrated with the technology platforms of some of the largest oil and gas companies. The integration spans across their artificial intelligence, IoT, and AR solutions for predictive maintenance, which is the ability to predict any technology issues that may happen across operations with vast amounts of equipment.

Improving Data Loss During In-Line Inspections

Although there are other inspection methods, such as direct assessment or hydrostatic testing, ILIs are the most popular worldwide due to number of factors, including practicality, cost-effectiveness and accuracy.

Utility Finds Big Assist with Low-Pressure Issue

While psi levels vary depending on the application, real-time pressure monitoring is essential for utilities that supply natural gas to residential and commercial endpoints on their distribution networks.

New Diagnostics Technology Assesses Pipeline Pig Runs

Pipelines can require both scheduled and unplanned cleaning for many reasons, from the maintenance of throughput to preparation for inspections runs. The most common method for removing debris from pipelines is using pigs and scraper tools.

Weldbend, Boltex Win Lawsuit Against Ulma Forja

A jury returned a verdict in favor of Weldbend and Boltex on all counts in a lawsuit by the American carbon steel flange manufacturers against a Spanish company, Ulma Forja – part of the Mondragon Corp. – and its U.S. subsidiary, Ulma Piping.

Saudi-Style Drone Attacks Not Seen as Major U.S. Risk: Experts

The style of attack used against oil plants in Saudi Arabia that knocked out half of the country's production last weekend is unlikely to be a risk in the United States, energy and security experts say.

Klüber

Klüber Lubrication provides both mineral-based and synthetic PAO-based lubricants intended for use in equipment with general industrial spur, bevel, hypoid and planetary gears subject to both normal and heavy loads. With good scuffing resistance, these oils ..

HiP

High Pressure Equipment Company (HiP), a subsidiary of Graco, has developed the e710 supercritical CO2 extraction pump system for an environmentally friendly extraction process. The pump/drive does not require an air compressor and uses an explosion-proof motor rated for C1D1 areas. The system’s ele..

Novarc Technologies

Novarc Technologies offers the Spool Welding Robot (SWR), a collaborative welding robot that increases productivity on the shop floor and reduces costs for the pipe shop while significantly improving the weld quality. It is capable of storing and quickly rec..

WFS

WFS Technologies offers Seatooth PipeLogger, an integrated pipeline, umbilical, risers and flowlines temperature monitoring and data transfer solution. It can provide real-time monitoring for offshore and subsea assets. It has been previously used to reduce the risk and operational costs associated ..

Eddyfi Technologies

Eddyfi Technologies launched RMS PA, a corrosion mapping solution that delivers high-resolution imaging without speed compromise. The system aimed at improving data quality while reducing inspection times for non-intrusive inspections (NII) of critical assets. This high-speed remote access phased-ar..

John Deere

John Deere is offering the 850L Dozer, which incorporates an EPA Final Tier 4 John Deere PSS 9.0L diesel engine to provide a 10% increase in horsepower (hp), at 225 hp (168 kW). The dozer is equipped with the Eco mode feature, fuel consumption is reduced by ..

Greene Tweed

Greene Tweed announced the availability of its Arlon 3000 XT thermoplastic for extreme conditions in oil and gas applications, providing better mechanical analysis. It demonstrates a glass transition temperature 35° F higher than PEEK, and provided superior mechanical property retention from 350° F ..

Hand-Held Device Coats Pipeline Field Joints to OEM-Standards

Tape wrap contends with higher technology pipeline joint coating solutions, in many contexts with a degree of success. Wrapped with skill, tape can offer the requisite protection a pipeline joint needs.

Digital Alternative to In-Line Inspection

There are two traditional schools of thought for monitoring internal corrosion in pipelines. One advocates the use of theoretical modeling techniques to predict the location, severity and behavior of corrosion; the other favors inline inspection (ILI) as a means to measure corrosion directly.

iPIPE Program Assisting in Detection of Pipeline Leaks

Jay Almlie, a principal engineer at the Energy and Environmental Research Center (EERC), talks with P&GJ about his involvement with the intelligent Pipeline Integrity Program (iPIPE), an industry-led consortium focused on advancing near-commercial, emerging technologies to prevent and detect gatheri..

Testing Program Validates Wrinkle Bend Repair Solution

Wrinkle bends are ubiquitous in the United States, and many exist in lines that have been in service for decades. Continuous service and wear take their toll over time, but on wrinkle bends, which experience high strains resulting from bending and axial forces caused by shifting terrain and suffer in many cases from insufficient pipe support, there is concern about their continuing integrity.

Slam-Shut Technology for Ultra-Low-Pressure Protection

Natural gas is an abundant fuel used for both industrial and residential energy and is one of the few energy sources delivered directly into our homes. Because it’s also a flammable, potentially explosive fluid, natural gas utilities and distribution companies are required to prioritize safety and devote focus to their protection systems to prevent over-pressurization accidents, even for systems operating at extremely low-pressure levels (< 1 psi).

Bringing High-Tech Welding for Oil and Gas Pipes

Many oil and gas projects – ranging from onshore refineries to LNG terminals to offshore platforms – require extensive piping to connect process oil and gas.

Tempest

Tempest 8.4 offers support for industry-standard reservoir simulators, enabling users to convert pre-existing models to run inside the Tempest More simulator. This compatibility is complemented by an expansion of the simulators supported by the assisted history matching and uncertainty analysis tool..

Eddyfi

The new NDT inspection technologies Gekko generation includes a higher firepower and channel sensitivity, the longest battery autonomy in its class (up to six hours) and a brighter resistive and sensitive touchscreen that can be used with gloves or under rough conditions. For data management, the de..

Ashcroft

Ashcroft 1140 Series differential pressure gauges are a budget friendly solution for applications that do not require all stainless steel protection. These gauges feature a sturdy glass filled nylon front case that allows the window to be easily removed and ..