Pipeline Safety

Operational performance validation results for a satellite-based ROW monitoring solution

Orbital Eye
Orbital Eye
For the past decades, helicopter surveys have been the state-of-the-art solution for right-of-way (ROW) monitoring to protect pipelines from third-party-interferences (TPI’s). When TPI activities damage a pipeline, it can lead to disastrous events. Therefore, aerial inspection early-warning systems are used to mitigate these risks. Recent...

Digital Communication for safety of water pipelines - Case Study German Harzwasserwerke GmbH on the use of the BIL-Portal for pipeline enquiries

BIL eG
BIL eG
How the BIL-portal delivers significant value to an infrastructure-network carrier in efficiently processing planning and construction enquiries from third parties. A portal connection and communication process without media discontinuity leads to lower enquiry volume with simultaneously increasing number of relevant enquiries and allows digital...

Corrosion protection tapes: lamination versus coextrusion - Which production technology wins-out in the long-term?

DENSO Group Germany
DENSO Group Germany
Steel pipelines are capital-intensive, so their service life is critical. DENSO Group Germany impressively demonstrates the vital role that superior production technology plays in the operating life of a pipeline with the exceptionally long life of its three-ply corrosion protection tapes: even after 40 years in the field, the coating with a...

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...