The Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) has celebrated one year since construction started on the project.
Construction has started on the 900-km TurkStream pipeline that will supply the Turkish network with Russian gas.
NDT Global’s ultrasonic metal-loss-inspection technology, the UMp tool, has detected an internal metal-loss feature in a girth weld of an oil pipeline.
The pace of onshore pipeline construction is largely dependent on successful girth welding. Welding is often the pace limiting step during pipeline construction and the quality of the completed weld affects long term pipeline integrity. It is therefore essential that it be completed to a standard that achieves both productivity and quality goals.
A company-specific standard for in-service welding, along with other documents, such as welding procedure specifications and procedure qualification records, make up an in-service welding programme. The purpose of this article is to bring attention to commonly overlooked or misunderstood in-service welding programme elements.
Pipeline welding plays an important part in both the onshore and offshore pipeline industry. Throughout the years there have been significant advancements to help ensure a pipelines durability and reliability. Here, Bob Teale takes us through the history and what’s to come.