Technology/R&D

RWG to Overhaul Siemens Gas Generators in Turkey

Botas Petroleum Pipeline Company has awarded RWG a contract to overhaul three Siemens Industrial Avon aero-derivative gas generators. This equipment, located at the Kirklareli Compressor Station, provides mechanical drive capacity for natural gas compression, helping to maintain the reliability of T..

Setting New Standards in Natural Gas

Have you ever heard the joke that asks, “Where do the writers of dictionaries go to look up a word’s spelling?” Or have you ever wondered how people truly know how long a meter is? Well, the answer in both cases is, there are standards that are used as references. Now, sitting in an unassuming labo..

More to Quick-Opening Closures than Meets the Eye

The common definition of a closure is a pressure-containing component used to blank off an opening nozzle on a vessel or end of pipeline. Under this definition, a closure could be: • Weld cap (flat, ellipsoidal, spherical, conical) • Bolted blind flange • Quick opening closure As defined by ..

Taking Measure of Flow Meters in Phase-Contaminated Oil Flow

Accurate allocation measurement results are a key financial and commercial driver for E&P companies. Yet despite limited evidence of the performance of Coriolis and ultrasonic flow meter technology, they are being increasingly deployed for oil flows contaminated with water or natural gas. This arti..

Bringing Gas Meters into the 21st Century

Natural gas supplies nearly 34% of the energy needs in the United States, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA). This number will likely rise as recent advancements in exploration and availability of shale gas and innovative drilling techniques make it an increasingly attractive e..

Advantages of Using Flow Meters to Reduce Pressure Drop

Leaks in the distribution system actually rank low as the common cause of pressure drop – the reduction of pressure from the compressor discharge to the actual point of use. This article explains the causes of pressure drop, a variety of solutions and ultimately how to eliminate costly downtime.

Meeting Challenges of Metering and Control the Smart Way

For natural gas companies, there is growing pressure to deliver more energy, increase profitability and minimize financial losses. Greater expenditures are needed to ensure system integrity and replacement of aging infrastructure. Operators must also reduce operating costs and tightly control capit..

Delivering Gas Off-Grid in North America

Virtual pipelines are scheduled shipments of natural gas between two points – from A to B – by road, rail or sea without a fixed pipeline. Virtual pipeline operations are usually to be found in remote areas where the terrain makes it too costly or too difficult to construct permanent pipelines. The..

Harsco/Hammco Ships 100,000th ASME-Certified Cooler Section

Tulsa, OK-based Harsco Industrial Air-X-Changers/Hammco (HAXC/Hammco), a producer of cooling systems for natural gas compression and processing, oil refining and other applications, has reached a major milestone in shipping its 100,000th ASME-certified cooler section. The cooling section is a core ..

Report: Global Seamless Pipes Market to Exceed $237 Billion by 2022

According to MarketsandMarkets™ Seamless Pipes Market by Type (Hot Finished, Cold Finished), Production Process (Continuous Mandrel Rolling, Multi-stand Plug Mill (MPM), Cross-roll Piercing & Pilger Rolling), Material, End-use Industry, and Region – Global Forecast to 2022, the worldwide seamless pi..

Honeywell UOP Introduces New Connected Plant Service to Improve Dehydration Of Natural Gas

Honeywell UOP has introduced its new Connected Plant ARMGuard™ system, a remote monitoring service that helps natural gas processors manage the adsorbents that are used to remove water from natural gas. Honeywell UOP’s ARMGuard system uses existing instrumentation to help customers optimize their a..

Clock Spring Casing Spacer Axial Shear Testing Results Released

Clock Spring Company, LP, a manufacturer of permanent and temporary composite pipeline and pipe work repair solutions, has released Axial Shear Testing Evaluates Casing Spacer Integrity and Performance, a white paper highlighting the results of Stress Engineering Services, Inc.’s  full-scale upper-b..

Quest Integrity, Metegrity Announce Strategic Alliance

Quest Integrity today announced a strategic alliance with Metegrity, Inc., providing extensive software capabilities to succeed Quest Integrity’s Reliability Maintenance System (RMS™) software platform. “The strategic alliance between Quest Integrity and Metegrity adds a strategic and c..

Axalta Releases Addition to Internal Pipe Coating Line

Axalta Coating Systems, a global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, has released Nap-Gard® 7-0016, a thermosetting epoxy powder that is designed to provide excellent chemical resistance in temperatures up to 150oC (302oF). “Axalta is excited to bring another innovative product to its internal ..

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

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

PHMSA Unveils Pipeline Regulation Mobile App

PHMSA has released a mobile application enabling users to view pipeline regulations from a smartphone or tablet.

What to Look for When Updating Pipeline Valves in Urban Areas

SoCalGas is committed to investing in its natural gas system to ensure safe, reliable, and affordable service for its more than 21 million customers across Southern California. SoCalGas’ five-year capital plan is comprised of $6 billion in infrastructure investments, including $1.2 billion this year..

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..

What to Expect from a Coating Inspector

A critical part in any corrosion-control program is regular inspection of industrial coatings by certified third-party inspectors. This article explains why coating inspections are necessary, what they entail and why it is important for asset owners to take control of quality assurance. With many o..

Composite Sleeves Address Mechanical Damage to Pipelines

Pipeline operators work hard to ensure their pipelines are protected from external corrosion. However, it can be more challenging for operators to keep their pipelines safe from third-party interference. While pipelines are buried, well-marked, and permission is meant to be obtained before digging n..

A Review of the State-of-the-Art in Composite Repair Technology

Over the past 25 years, the gas and liquid transmission pipeline industry has integrated composite repair systems into their integrity-management programs. In the early stages of this process, the composite repair technologies were rather limited; however, over the past decade there has been a proli..

DNV GL Connects Pipeline Expertise with Real-Time Data

DNV GL has developed the Pipeline Evaluation Portal, an application designed to help prevent pipeline failures and improve monitoring by increasing the availability and ease-of-use of DNV GL models and expertise by combining advanced structural models and probabilistic assessments with subject matte..

SoCalGas Uses Methane Capture Technology During Pipeline Safety Work

Southern California Gas Co. recently used innovative gas capture technology to empty natural gas from a permanently abandoned pipeline in Santa Clarita, Calif.  The special process allows for gas to be saved for later use while eliminating noise and emissions that occur in the traditional venting me..

Keyera Partnership Signs Sour Gas Processing Plant Agreement with Jacobs

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.has signed an engineering services agreement with Keyera Partnership, which services oil and gas producers in Western Canada and transports natural gas liquids such as propane, ethane, butane, condensate and iso-octane to markets throughout North America. Under the term..

Canyon Midstream to Use Honeywell Cryogenic Technology to Recover Natural Gas Liquids

Honeywell has announced that Canyon Midstream Partners II, LLC will use UOP Russell modular cryogenic equipment to process 200 million standard cubic feet per day of natural gas at its Redcliff Midstream gas processing facility in Woodward County, Okla. Cryogenic units extract high-value natural ga..

The Fourth Industrial Revolution Is Fueled By Oil

Artificial intelligence is already here, with algorithms replacing traders on Wall Street and tanker watchers in ports. Robots are here, too, drilling wells and cleaning pipelines, assembling cars, and performing surgery. Make no mistake, the fourth industrial revolution is accelerating and it is ru..

SwRI Patents New Pipeline Inspection Technology

New pipeline inspection technology patented by the Southwest Research Institute.

Connected Worker Solution Helps Pipeline Operators Better Track Crews

Rice Electronics has launched the Connected Worker Solution with Intel® IoT technology. Built to improve the safety and productivity of field workers in oil and gas environments, the end-to-end IoT solution using Rice Electronics smart devices along with Intel-based IoT gateways offers robust commun..

McElroy Develops New DataLogger® 6

McElroy has released the new DataLogger® 6, an Android-powered tablet that makes collecting and analyzing data on fusible pipeline projects more efficient than ever before. The DataLogger® 6 provides a modernized touchscreen interface and easy-to-navigate software system with on-screen instructions..

Orbital Gas Systems' VE Technology Passes Flow Lab Tests

CUI Global, Inc.’s wholly-owned energy subsidiary, Orbital Gas Systems,  has successfully conducted flow lab testing for the patented VE Technology helical strakes on thermowells and sample probes, which prove vortex elimination. Orbital’s VE Technology features helical strakes in the body of i..