Technology/R&D

GTI Exploring Innovative Hydrogen Production Technology to Enable Expanded Use

GTI is exploring innovative hydrogen production and generation technology developments to enable expanded use of hydrogen economy wide, as detailed in a Tech Talk this month.

GTI’s Hydrogen Technology Center to Research Clean Energy Distribution

Recently, Kristine Wiley was named vice president of GTI’s Hydrogen Technology Center, which will facilitate increased use of hydrogen in an integrated energy system to meet the challenges of decarbonization.

Providing a Safer Welding Environment in Pipeline Construction

Acting as the veins of a region, pipelines transport water, gas, oil and more. Through a network of pipelines, these materials get distributed to power plants, businesses and consumers’ homes. Wherever these pipelines are, welding is required.

What's New November 2021

News from NevadaNano, TSC Subsea, Ralston, B&K Vibro, Denso and Siemens.

Using Isolation Plug in Remote Area Pipeline Rerouting Project

A multinational pipeline company in Canada recently contacted STATS Group to provide leak-tight double block isolation of a 24-inch crude oil line that required to be rerouted because of terrain stability issues.

A Guide to New Robotics, Drone Technologies for Pipelines

Today, the pipeline industry can buy a wide range of technologies for automating, managing, monitoring, repairing and improving safety of pipeline infrastructure and operations.

Highway Traffic and the Effect on Pipelines

Ruptures of natural gas pipelines in right-of-ways of roadways are less common, but when they occur, the devastation can be far more extensive than the more common ruptures.

Carbon+Intel: Pembina Pipeline Looks to Work with Rival Canada Carbon Capture Plans

Canada's Pembina Pipeline Corp. is asking backers of two competing proposals for carbon capture hubs in the oil-producing province of Alberta to combine efforts with its own plan.

PRCI Collaborates with PHMSA to Enhance Underground Storage Safety and Integrity

Pipeline Research Council International has been awarded a research project from the U.S. Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration.

Carbon+Intel: ASCO Norway Supports Horisont Energi in Move Toward Net Zero Future

Horisont Energi will build Europe's first large-scale factory to produce clean ammonia from natural gas and renewable energy, which means that CO2 is captured during the production process and stored permanently in sandstone reservoirs.

TWI Working With Joint Industry Project to Evaluate Gas Pipelines for Hydrogen Transport

TWI has joined forces with C-FER Technologies and the Sumitomo Corporation to launch a new Joint Industry Project with pipeline operators and manufacturers to evaluate the suitability of natural gas pipeline networks for transporting hydrogen.

Finalists Announced for the 2021 WPC Excellence Awards

At the World Petroleum Congress, the World Petroleum Council recognizes some of the most outstanding projects and innovations in the oil and gas sector. More than 130 nominated projects were reviewed by the independent judging panel in this cycle’s awards nominations.

Cost-Effective Energy Recovery for Gas Pipeline Pressure Letdown Stations

Sapphire Technologies, a subsidiary of Calnetix Technologies, is harnessing high-speed magnetic technologies with a turboexpander generator that converts the kinetic energy produced by the PLD process into usable electrical energy.

What's New October 2021

Vermeer   Vermeer upgraded its truck-mounted vacuum excavator line with the new VXT300 truck vac, which is outfitted with an 8-cubic-yard (6.1-cubic-meter) spoil tank, 6-inch (15.2-cm) dig tube and the ability to carry up to 800 gallons (3,028 L) of water s..

Nikola, TC Energy to Jointly Develop Hydrogen Hubs in US, Canada

Calgary-based TC could use existing pipeline and storage assets to distribute hydrogen and ship carbon emissions from the hydrogen production process to permanent storage sites.

3-D Metal Loss Profiles from MFL Data

The responsible methodologically inherent MFL principal of ambiguity can be overcome: the groundbreaking Deep Field Analysis approach calculates 3-D profiles from MFL with high repeatability.

Pipeline & Gas Journal Awards Announces Finalists

Pipeline & Gas Journal Awards judges narrowed down a significant number of nominations and announced finalists Wednesday for its inaugural event in November.

Isolation Enables Operator to Replace, Pressure Test Pipeline

T.D. Williamson completed its first SmartPlug isolation in offshore Nigeria, working for a major operator through its local partner, Strides Energy & Maritime.

Future-Proofing US Pipelines with Hydrogen

The construction of additional natural gas, crude oil and fuel pipeline across North America is being challenged by environmental and climate action measures by the public as well as politicians.

SoCalGas Testing Hydrogen Blending in Infrastructure and Appliances in Closed Loop System

Technicians are measuring the performance of common household appliances like stoves, wall heaters and forced-air furnaces when they are fueled with a blend of hydrogen and natural gas.

Baker Hughes and Primus Line Collaborate to Rehabilitate and Repurpose Existing Pipelines

Baker Hughes signed a memorandum of understanding with Primus Line to collaborate on non-metallic pipe applications to rehabilitate and repurpose existing pressure pipelines.

Trapil Adapting French Pipeline for Low-Carbon Fuel Transport

Trapil, a French refined product pipeline transport company, is strengthening its commitment to the energy transition by adapting one of its pipelines to facilitate transport of low-carbon liquid fuels such as bioethanol.

Perspective: How Soon Could Carbon Capture Solve Industry CO₂ Shortages?

It may seem surprising that CO₂ – the greenhouse gas heating our world – also keeps certain essential industries functioning. How can there be a shortage of something we’re desperately trying to emit less of?

Tennessee Gas Pipeline, Southwestern Energy Announce Methane Emission Reduction Plan

Tennessee Gas Pipeline, a subsidiary of Kinder Morgan, and Southwestern Energy announced the initiation of a responsibly sourced natural gas strategic agreement, which should further reduce methane emissions across the natural gas value chain.

17th Pipeline Technology Conference Returns to Berlin for 2022 Event

After two years of the Pipeline Technology Conference being online only, the upcoming ptc will be a hybrid event offering a face-to-face option in Berlin and a virtual platform.

ROSEN to Study Hydrogen Pipeline Transportation with Expanded Material Testing Capabilities

ROSEN Group is expanding its existing material testing capabilities and dedicating a separate section to the topic of hydrogen to help ensure the hydrogen economy will have the safe and efficient infrastructure it will need to function.

GTI’s Hydrogen Technology Center to Research U.S. Clean Energy Distribution

Kristine Wiley was recently named vice president of GTI’s Hydrogen Technology Center, which will facilitate increased use of hydrogen in an integrated energy system to meet the challenges of decarbonization.

Russian Diamond Producer Tests CO2 Capture Potential by its Ore

State-controlled diamond producer Alrosa has teamed up with Russian scientists to test the ability of its processed ore to absorb carbon dioxide, the company said, adding that initial results of the study have been promising.

Rotork GP Actuators Selected for Asian LNG Terminal

G P-range pneumatic actuators have been installed at a South Korean LNG terminal. The terminal houses four LNG storage tanks, each capable of storing up to 52.8 million gallons, a 45,000-ton liquefied petroleum gas tank and a regasification plant.

Detecting Slag Buildup on Ferrite Casings in Pipe Mills

A major challenge in producing good-quality pipe on a welded pipe mill is the buildup of slag on the ferrite bundle used inside the pipe. Slag is a mixture of metal oxides and silicon dioxide, which are byproducts of separating the steel from its raw ore.