The annual Pipeline Pigging and Integrity Management (PPIM) Conference and Exhibition 2017 was held at the George R. Brown Convention Centre in Houston, Texas, US. With its comprehensive conference program, 2017 marked the biggest year in the 29-year history of the event.
Clock Spring has instituted a brand new corporate image, which included a series of executive appointments, also announcing at PPIM 2017 that it was working on its first product release since 2008.
Atmos International has developed an analysis service to protect pipelines from unauthorised withdrawals that can result in loss of product, costly repairs, and increase the risk of a catastrophic accident.
BMT Fleet Technology explored the effects of fatigue on gas pipelines which, it says, must be understood and characterised correctly in order to prioritise the correct response to minimise the chance of it impacting the integrity of a system.
Pipeline operators are under severe financial and social pressure to avoid incidents that cause leaks of crude oil or natural gas. With regulators scrutinising pipeline projects, the reputation of the entire industry is at risk. This is why pipeline integrity must become the focus of discussion.
Work has begun on the 1,200 km Nord Stream 2 pipeline, which is being constructed to meet the European Union’s demand for natural gas supply.
For decades, the North Sea has been one of the world’s most secure areas for global oil and gas production.
STATS Group was recently retained by a major oil producer in Saudi Arabia to provide the pressurised isolation of a 36 inch trunkline, which was the first piggable isolation of its type completed in the region.
Pipelines International speaks with SPX FLOW’s President of Power and Energy Jose Larios, who started in the industry more than 20 years ago.
Rosen’s Challenging Pipeline Diagnostics Division has, for the first time, used an MFL-equipped robotic-propulsion unit to assess the condition of a vent line that was previously considered unpiggable.