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Artificial Intelligence in the Design of Offshore Pipelines against Geohazards

National Technical University of Athens
National Technical University of Athens
Depending on the local site conditions (i.e. bathymetry, geomorphology, geology), an offshore geohazard may have a detrimental impact on an offshore high-pressure gas pipeline during its lifetime. This fact is more pronounced in areas characterized by seismicity and the associated earthquake-related geohazards. Therefore, the design of an offshore...

Spec Breaks: Application of Codes for Launchers and Receivers

T.D. Williamson
T.D. Williamson
Safety and compliance are priorities for the design and operation of pipeline pig launchers and receivers, also known as traps. During design, different codes and standards can be applied depending on the product that will be transported and where the equipment will be located. Because of code interpretation, an operator or equipment provider may...

The Sivas Gypsum Karst - Implications for Routing, Construction and Operation of the Trans Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline

 ILF Consulting Engineers Austria & TANAP
ILF Consulting Engineers Austria & TANAP
The TANAP route runs 92 km through one of the world´s largest gypsum karst terrains, covering an area of 2140km² (Günay 2002; Doğan & Yeşilyurt 2019) located in the Turkish Province of Sivas. A fantastic place for the geologist but a big challenge for the routing and construction of a pipeline. Based on the morphology a karst classification...

Trenchless pipeline installations in European key projects

Herrenknecht AG
Herrenknecht AG
For the gas supply in Europe, a reliable pipeline network has the highest priority. Besides the construction of the main supply routes, the fast and safe installation of the regional country-specific distribution networks play a key role. Different points of view of all involved parties have to be considered when it comes to the planning of routes...

Double Block and Vacuum Isolation Technology

Saudi Aramco
Saudi Aramco
In the Oil & Gas industry, pipelines often handle fluids which may be hazardous, flammable and/or toxic. Any interruption to operations for unplanned maintenance or operation activities is considered a risk of release of harmful energy or materials into the work area. Proper isolation of equipment is selected considering the nature of work activity...

STREICHER launches fully-electric driven HDD rig - An intelligent and eco-sensitive solution to decarbonize the job-site footprint

Max Streicher GmbH & Co. KG aA
Max Streicher GmbH & Co. KG aA
In recent years, the issues of the environmental protection and nature conservation - and thus the question of regenerative energy sources - have become particularly important. STREICHER also holds the objective to reduce CO2 emissions in the future in order to reduce the ecological footprint. Therefore, the group has made it a primary objective to...

Editorial: Responsibility Stimulates Flight Forward – Eco-Sensitive Solutions For Planning And Construction

Editorial 2-2021
Editorial 2-2021
Today, still reeling from the effects of the pandemic, which we hope will soon be overcome, the focus is fortunately once again on the future. And to ensure that this one future does not just happen, we in the pipeline industry must do everything we can, to make the future as sustainable as possible. Together, we are challenged, each of us in our...

Pipeline Technology Journal 3/2021

Issue 3/2021 of ptj is the second issue of the Pipeline Technology Journal in 2021

On its 58 pages this issue features papers to the topics of Pipeline Planning & Construction. From a fully-electric driven HDD rig to the use of artificial intelligence during the planning of offshore pipelines. This issue contains 6 papers from different companies.

Using simulation to overcome operational challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic

Atmos International
Atmos International
Atmos International (Atmos) is continuously working with the pipeline industry to develop solutions to overcome operational challenges. Atmos Simulation (SIM) Suite is an operational tool that users can trust to help operators run their pipelines safely, efficiently and with clarity and visibili ty. Atmos SIM Online, working in real-time, performs...

Early Leak Detection and TPI Monitoring for Pipelines – Presenting a Practical Experience with Distributed Optical Fiber Sensing

Fibersonics Inc
Fibersonics Inc
The Oil & Gas pipeline industry is facing a very serious challenge in assuring spill and accident-free operations of pipeline infrastructure, which is distributed across many thousands of miles in both remote and populated areas. In recent years, however, the occurrences of high-profile spil ls and incidents have spiked, further escalating the...

A Case Study for Application of Nonintrusive Scraper Passage Indicators in Oil and Gas Industry

Saudi Aramco
Saudi Aramco
Pipelines are an important part of the Oil and Gas Industry, as they are the most economical method to transport different products through long distances to various consumers. These pipelines are cleaned an d inspected — without interrupting their operations — using utility scrapers and smart instrument scrapers, respectively. To track the scraper...