Technology/R&D

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..

Honeywell to Acquire Industrial Cybersecurity Software Leader

Honeywell has signed a definitive agreement to purchase Nextnine, a privately-held provider of security management solutions and technologies for industrial cybersecurity. Nextnine’s flagship technology, ICS Shield, protects industrial sites from cybersecurity attacks and enables remote..

Oil Pipelines To Be Inspected By Robots

Robots to be used to conduct pipeline inspections.

Energy Customers Experiencing ‘Digital Dissatisfaction,’ Researchers Say

Squeezed by falling profits, technology disruption and outside competitors targeting their customers, energy providers face the additional challenge of falling short of consumers’ expectations for digital channels and personalized experiences, according to researchers at Accenture. Consumer expecta..

PG&E Honored for Innovative App

InformationWeek has named Pacific Gas and Electric Company as the winner of the 2017 IT Excellence Award in the Data and Analytics category. The annual award program honors leaders and companies that demonstrate outstanding innovation in information technology. PG&E was recognized for its Mobile Ass..

Company Unveils New Gas Leak Detector

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

Pe Ben Chooses 825 M for Pipe Yard Duty

According to operations manager Jimmy Gregory, the pipe yard for a current project in McKeesport, PA presented specific challenges that led him to search for a wheeled pipe-handling solution. The answer he found was a Sennebogen 825 M material handler. “We typically use excavators with a vacuum att..

Rooting Out Trouble Before It Happens

Smart pig helps PSE&G better conduct pipeline inspections.

Milliken Infrastructure Brings Solution to Polyethylene Repair

Polyethylene (PE) pipe is a staple of the gas distribution industry, but it has always had a major challenge when it comes to repair. Due to its resistance to bonding applications, the only way to repair damaged PE pipe has been to completely remove the damaged portion and splice in new pipe through..

Understanding the Scope: Brief History of Energy Industry Cyberattacks

For years, cybersecurity has been an afterthought relegated to digital bits and bytes with little interest beyond the data center. With high-profile hacks now permeating the headlines, those times are gone forever, but there is hope of turning the tide despite the alarming trends in play. A differe..

Canadian Natural Offers Internal Pipeline Cutter Tool for Abandonments

Canadian Natural Resources Limited (Canadian Natural) is an oil and natural gas production company with operations in Western Canada, the U.K. portion of the North Sea and offshore Africa. Technology plays an important part of ensuring safe, effective and efficient operations at Canadian Natural, wh..