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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...

Real-Time Networks: Gas Data, Demand and Network Modelling

Real-Time Networks: Gas Data, Demand and Network Modelling
Real-Time Networks: Gas Data, Demand and Network Modelling
The gas industry in Great Britain has experienced fundamental change over the last 20 years and is continuing to change rapidly. There has been a reduction in indigenous supply, with an acceleration in the connection of new unconventional sources through biomethane supplies and the potential for hydrogen blending in the future. These changes are...

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...

Editorial: The African Pipeline Market

Editorial 6-2020
Editorial 6-2020
Dear readers, The year 2020 has been unprecedent due to the Covid-19-Pandemic, which has sadly resulted in the millions of deaths and infections. It has also transformed our society both positively and negatively. The restrictions imposed on us restricted our movement but have produced innovations that enabled us to adopt new practices for life in...

Pipeline Technology Journal 6/2020

Issue 6/2020 of ptj is the fifth issue of the Pipeline Technology Journal

On its 52 pages this issue will discuss several topics. From the BIL enquiry portal to a versatile technology
for Leak Detection, Third Party Interference and Integrity Assessment. This issue contains 4 papers from different companies.

Stress Corrosion Cracking (SCC) Susceptibility Screening Enhancement

Stress Corrosion Cracking (SCC) Susceptibility Screening Enhancement
Stress Corrosion Cracking (SCC) Susceptibility Screening Enhancement
Stress Corrosion Cracking (SCC) is a wel l- known threat to the integrity of oil and gas pipelines. SCC is a damage mechanism that typically results in axial cracks on pipelines due to simultaneous action of tensile stress, potent environment (soil, coating, electrolyte etc.), and the pipeline material (poor microstructure). Small cracks are in...

Novel Classification Of Leak Detection And Third-Party Intrusion Enabling Best-In-Class False Alarm Rate

Novel Classification Of Leak Detection And Third-Party Intrusion Enabling Best-In-Class False Alarm Rate
Novel Classification Of Leak Detection And Third-Party Intrusion Enabling Best-In-Class False Alarm Rate
We demonstrate PrismaFlowTM’s best in class events det ection and classification capabilities accompanied by negligible False Alarm Rate (FAR). A 35 km long pre-depl oyed optical cable inside a conduit was used as the sensor. Originally deployed for communication purposes, the optical cable, running along the infrastructure, was placed along highly...

Detecting Illegal Tappings – A Research Case Study

Detecting Illegal Tappings – A Research Case Study
Detecting Illegal Tappings – A Research Case Study
Illegal hot tapping and product theft is a problem for pipeline operators all over the world. As criminals use a wide range of different instal lations and are in many cases able to adopt t heir ways of siphoning and stealing to the pipeline conditions a research project had been started by GLD, together with another service company and two...

Leak & Theft Detection Strategies: Integrating Established And Innovative Technologies

Leak & Theft Detection Strategies: Integrating Established And Innovative Technologies
Leak & Theft Detection Strategies: Integrating Established And Innovative Technologies
Pipeline leak and theft detection can be done through various technologies. There is no si ngle best method as each pipeline is different and ideally, it is best to integrate several different methods within any detection system. Two of the most popular and established methods are flow balance and negative pressure wave, however, both have their...

Translating Data Analytics Into Operational Instructions, An Innovative Smartphone App To Support Pipe Fit-Up Efficiency

Translating Data Analytics Into Operational Instructions, An Innovative Smartphone App To Support Pipe Fit-Up Efficiency
Translating Data Analytics Into Operational Instructions, An Innovative Smartphone App To Support Pipe Fit-Up Efficiency
Digital tools are everywhere in today’s worl d. The Oil & Gas sector is known to be slow to adapt, however has already been embracing the digital change since several years. A wide range of initiatives and solutions have been developed, from big data and related analytics to augmented reality and internet of things. Digital tools aim to cover the...

Advanced Corrosion Growth Modeling In Pipelines For Repair Optimization

Advanced Corrosion Growth Modeling In Pipelines For Repair Optimization
Advanced Corrosion Growth Modeling In Pipelines For Repair Optimization
Saudi Aramco operates a massive network to enable its position as world leading hydrocarbon producer, approximately 371 downstream cross-country pipelines with 446-sections, totaling 23,878 kilometers as at January 2020. Typical pipelines range in diameter from 4-inches to 56-inches, the average length of the pipelines ranges from less than one...

Editorial: Proximity despite the distance

Editorial 5-2020
Editorial 5-2020
Dear readers, You’ll certainly be familiar with this: you’re talking to friends, chatting about everything from your private life to your work life, and everyone is talking about their experiences of their workplace from their own perspective: What characterises it, what has changed and what has not? I usually try to answer the question with an...

Pipeline Technology Journal 5/2020

Issue 5/2020 of ptj is the fifth issue of the Pipeline Technology Journal

On its 60 pages this issue will discuss several topics. From advanced corrosion growth modeling to the enhancement of stress corrosion screening. This issue contains 6 papers from different companies.

System Reliability Improved Through Fast-track Force Main Replacement

System Reliability Improved Through Fast-track Force Main Replacement
System Reliability Improved Through Fast-track Force Main Replacement
The Sewer Authority Mid-Coastside (SAM) transports and treats wastewater from several coastal communities in San Mateo County, California. In the spring of 2017, one of SAM’s force mains, the Granada Force Main, experienced a series of ruptures that disrupted operations and negat ively impacted local beaches. Due to its p revious history of breaks...