Pipeline Safety

Versatile technology for Leak Detection, Third Party Interference and Integrity Assessment applications: Vibroacoustics

Versatile technology for Leak Detection, Third Party Interference and Integrity Assessment applications: Vibroacoustics
Versatile technology for Leak Detection, Third Party Interference and Integrity Assessment applications: Vibroacoustics
Leak detection, TPI (Third Party Interference) and asset integrity are crucial topics in pipeline monitoring, although they often require costly procedures and systems. In order to support the pipeline integrity management, Eni S.p.A, in collaboration with Solares JV, developed the e-vpms® (Eni Vibro-acoustic Pipeline Monitoring System). This...

Application of Distributed Fiber Optic Sensing for Pipeline Integrity and Security

Application of Distributed Fiber Optic Sensing for Pipeline Integrity and Security
Application of Distributed Fiber Optic Sensing for Pipeline Integrity and Security
Even the smallest leak can have devastating consequences. The protection and monitoring of pipeline infrastructure is critical to the continued performance of the pipeline. Loss of integrity, through accidents or malicious activity, can have a significant impact on the environment, on reputations and on finances. Distributed Fiber Optic Sensing is...

BIL enquiry portal contributes German pipeline safety

BIL enquiry portal contributes German pipeline safety
BIL enquiry portal contributes German pipeline safety
A highly developed society naturally believes that it has elimi nated its risks. Insurances, traffic information, social systems, legislation, and finally all kinds of regulations weigh us down in a cor set of security of our own actions, which can hardly lead to negative consequences. Infrastructure and pipeline security is a valuable asset, on...

Adapting oil & gas infrastructures to climate change

Adapting oil & gas infrastructures to climate change
Adapting oil & gas infrastructures to climate change
It is well known that natural disasters which are related to climate change (e.g. rising sea levels, heat stress, extreme precipitation, inland and coastal flooding, landslides, water scarcity etc.) are rapidly increasing through last decades. Climate impacts not only show regional and seasonal patterns, but also differ between territorial settings...

Safely repairing subsea flanges on flexible flowlines with a flexible bridging jumper structure

Safely repairing subsea flanges on flexible flowlines with a flexible bridging jumper structure
Safely repairing subsea flanges on flexible flowlines with a flexible bridging jumper structure
As offshore pipelines age, the oil and gas industry must properly maintain equipment to prevent leaks. In subsea flowlines, leaks sometimes originate from aging flanges. These flanges must be replaced. Historically, replacing the flange has required a lot of time. Different costly approaches are available, from subsea reparations to flowline...

A Holistic Approach to Achieve Excellence in Pipeline Security Using „BISMA” & “SOLIDS”

A Holistic Approach to Achieve Excellence in Pipeline Security Using „BISMA” & “SOLIDS”
A Holistic Approach to Achieve Excellence in Pipeline Security Using „BISMA” & “SOLIDS”
One of subsidiaries of Pertamina is Pertamina Gas which manage special task in operating crude oil transportation 12,000 BOPD. In the operation still occur illegal tapping activities and risk of pipeline product theft is a major concern to industry. In 2012, oil thieves drilled 748 illegal taps or an average 2 times every day. Losses from...

Multidisciplinary landslide assessment – a systematic and practicable approach for pipeline projects

Multidisciplinary landslide assessment – a systematic and practicable approach for pipeline projects
Multidisciplinary landslide assessment – a systematic and practicable approach for pipeline projects
Ground movements, with the clear majority being landslides, hav e caused several pipeline incidents worldwide in recent years. This, and experiences obtained from major engineering projects, shows that a systematic approach for the assessment of landslides is essential. A best-practice multidisciplinary workflow, based on detailed terrain analyses...

Design of tanks’ foundation and onshore pipeline against earthquakerelated geohazards in a coastal area in Northern Greece

Design of tanks’ foundation and onshore pipeline against earthquakerelated geohazards in a coastal area in Northern Greece
Design of tanks’ foundation and onshore pipeline against earthquakerelated geohazards in a coastal area in Northern Greece
The design of coastal oil and gasol ine tanks along with interconnected onshore and offshore pipeli ne in an area that is char acterized by very loose to loose gr anular and very soft to soft clayey soils, high water table and moderate or high seismicity will be much more demanding and challenging, since various issues are directly or indirectly...

Surge protection for insulating joints – suitable spark gaps and evaluation of the installation

Surge protection for insulating joints – suitable spark gaps and evaluation of the installation
Surge protection for insulating joints – suitable spark gaps and evaluation of the installation
Insulating joints are used for the electrical separation of pipeline systems or for dividing pipelines that are affected by high voltages into sections. The electrical isolation of cathodically protected systems is maintained until the dielectric strength/ flashover strength of the insulating joint is reached. Overvoltages which occur as a result...

Proaktives Risikomanagement für Pipeline-Integrität nutzen

Rosen
Rosen
Risikomanagement ist ein grundlegender Baustein des Pipeline-Integritäts-Managementprozesses. Risikomanagement umfasst dabei nicht nur die Abschätzung von Risikoprofilen und den Abgleich mit tolerierbaren Kriterien, sondern auch die effektive Beurteilung und Umsetzung der Maßnahmen zur Risikobehandlung. Die Durchführung von Risikobeurteilungen kann...

BIL – Das Bundesweite Informationssystem zur Leitungsrecherche mit online Zuständigkeitsprüfung

BIL
BIL
Beschädigungen an Rohrleitungen und Katastropheneinsätze bei Bauaktivitäten beweisen immer wieder, dass die Bauwirtschaft eine bessere Unterstützung der Leitungsauskunft benötigt. Seit nun 2 1/2 Jahren in Betrieb will BIL einen Paradigmenwechsel in der Bauanfrage initiieren, indem die Initiative mittels Zuständigkeitsprüfung und einem vollständigem...

Höhere Sicherheit durch Sachverständigenprüfungen

TÜV NORD Systems
TÜV NORD Systems
Bei der Errichtung von Rohrleitungsanlagen zum Transport und zur Speicherung brennbarer, ätzender oder giftiger Gase und wassergefährdender Flüssigkeiten ist die Prüfung durch unabhängige Sachverständige ein wesentlicher Aspekt der Qualitätssicherung und trägt maßgeblich zur Sicherheit dieser Anlagen bei. Dies gilt aber nicht nur für Neubauprojekte...