Technology/R&D

What's New May 2021

News from IDEC, Denso, Trimble, NDT Global, Endess+Hauser and Caterpillar are included in this month's What's New.

Overcoming Flexible Pipe Challenges of Pre-Salt Subsea Developments

Baker Hughes said it reached a technology milestone by finding a way to overcome flexible pipe stress corrosion cracking (SCC) tendencies in high carbon dioxide (CO2) content fields, such as those found in Brazil’s pre-salt offshore developments.

How Drones Assist with Pipeline Inspections

The benefits of drone technology are especially apparent in large-scale infrastructure projects with high regulatory burdens and high consequences if something goes wrong.

PRCI Working to Ensure Sustainability Today and Tomorrow

PRCI has advanced the development of its research portfolio through the establishment of Strategic Research Priorities (SRP) that will have a key impact on our members and the pipeline industry.

Energinet and Gasunie Studying Feasibility of Hydrogen Pipeline Infrastructure

Energinet and Gasunie published a technical pre-feasibility study for transporting hydrogen via a 350-450 km (217-279 mi) pipeline from Esbjerg or Holstebro in Denmark to Hamburg in Germany.

Research Into Hydrogen Transportation by Pipeline Increasing

The research regarding hydrogen transportation by pipeline is increasing and becoming more coordinated, a presentation at the 17th Annual Pipeline Opportunities Conference indicates.

Perspective: Oil Execs, Environmentalists Could Support Hydrogen for Climate Solution

Some see hydrogen as a potential substitute for hard-coal coke in making steel. It also offers energy companies a future market using processes they know. It can be liquefied, stored, and transported through existing pipelines and LNG ships, with some modifications.

Tank Car Impact Tests Take Aim at Safety Concerns

Tank cars transport roughly 2 million shipments of hazardous materials (hazmat), carrying goods that are essential to North America’s economy, public health and quality of life. Railroad safety is the key to making it all work. Rail is recognized as the safest mode of transportation for moving bulk shipments of hazardous materials.

New Analysis Tool Can Help Solve Gas and Steam Transient Problems in Pipelines

Applied Flow Technology (AFT) says its new AFT xStream analysis software tool can help engineers rigorously evaluate and solve gas and steam transient engineering problems they have only been able to guess at in the past.

Phillips 66 Opts for Pipeline Control Center Operations Pilot

Phillips 66 selected Crux OCM, a system of robotic industrial process automation (RIPA), for an oil and gas operations pilot program. The program will incorporate the company’s pipeBOT, which requires fewer manual commands for control room operations.

Edge Computing Optimizes Pipeline Management

For midstream oil and gas companies, edge-computing platforms create opportunities that resolve long-standing problems and effectively enable real-time data in asset management and decision-making,

Energy Defense Fund Pilots Method to Measure Offshore Emissions

Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) will collaborate with Neptune Energy to test a first-of-its-kind approach for measuring oil and gas methane emissions from offshore oil and gas facilities.

SSE Thermal and Equinor Planning UK Hydrogen and Carbon Capture Projects

The projects would utilize the parallel hydrogen and CO2 pipeline infrastructure being developed by the Zero Carbon Humber (ZCH) partnership – which includes Equinor and SSE Thermal – and offshore CO2 infrastructure.

What's New April 2021

Updates from Sensirion, Ralston, Cortec, Weldcote, AIO and BPS are included in this month's What's New.

Archaea Energy, Aria Energy Combine to Form RNG Development, Advancement Company

The business combination with Archaea and Aria, one of the largest companies in the North American landfill gas (LFG) sector, will create a significant U.S. RNG platform.

ABB Leak Detection, Greenhouse Gas Measuring System Can Help Satisfy PIPES Act

HoverGuard can help operators of USA’s three million miles of pipeline infrastructure increase their safety and environmental capabilities in line with the USA 2020 PIPES Act, the company announced.

Baker Hughes Flexible Pipe Technology Should Overcome Challenges of Pre-Salt Subsea Developments

Baker Hughes reached a significant technology milestone in pioneering a solution to overcome flexible pipe stress corrosion cracking (SCC) tendencies in high CO2 content fields, such as those found in Brazil’s pre-salt offshore developments.

What's New March 2021

Logan Industries  Logan Industries offers marine scrubber repair and servicing at its new pressure vessel heat exchanger (PVHEX) facility in Hempstead, Texas. The facility, designed and engineered to e-produce scrubbers for the petrochemical, marine, ocean transport, chem..

Baker Hughes Offers Composite Flexible Pipe for Onshore Pipelines

Baker Hughes launched of its Onshore Composite Flexible Pipe to address the corrosion and cost of ownership challenges with conventional steel pipe for the energy, oil and gas and industrial sectors.

Two-Part Epoxy Deemed Best for Pipeline at Saltwater Channel

Polyguard Products entered the liquid corrosion coating industry in the past decade, where two-part epoxy is a typical choice for most pipeline field coating repairs due to its ease of application and exceptional performance characteristics. Polyguard developed NHT-5600 with those things in mind.

Application of Distributed Fiber-optic Sensing for Pipeline Integrity and Security

Distributed fiber-optic sensing (DFOS) describes several technologies that can be utilized to convert a fiber-optic cable into an array of distributed sensors by connecting it to an optical interrogator unit (IU).

Inhibitor Development for Extreme Conditions in Deepwater

Deepwater exploration and production has seen a higher-than-average growth in the past 10 to 15 years when compared to other sectors in the industry, brought about by high and stable production and technological advances that have driven lifting costs down to all-time lows.

Many Benefits Occur Within Integration of the Control Room with SCADA

Implementing comprehensive control room management (CRM) with modern SCADA systems can offer utilities and pipeline operators myriad benefits, particularly when it comes to improving pipeline safety.

Siemens Energy Agrees to Build Innovative Waste Heat-to-Power Facility in Canada

The facility will capture waste heat from a gas-fired turbine operating at a pipeline compression station and convert it into emissions-free power.

Phillips 66 Selects Crux OCM for Pipeline Control Center Operations Pilot

Phillips 66 selected Crux OCM, a pioneer of robotic industrial process automation (RIPA) for oil and gas operations, for a pipeline control center operations pilot.

What's New February 2021

RegO  RegO introduced Presto-Tap, the industry’s only UL-listed liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) system leak test devices to its portfolio. Adding the full line of Presto-Tap devices to its portfolio of LPG valves, regulators and tank hardware enables the company to provide ..

Strohm Testing High-End TCP for Total ExxonMobil

Composite pipe technology company Strohm secured a contract with Total and ExxonMobil for a qualification testing program for a high-pressure, high-temperature thermoplastic composite pipe (TCP).

Siemens Building CO2-Free Hydrogen Plant

Siemens Smart Infrastructure and WUN H2 GmbH signed a contract to build one of the largest hydrogen production plants in Germany. It will be built in Wunsiedel in the north of Bavaria.

Corrosion Inhibitor Development for Extreme Conditions

This article discusses corrosion inhibitor development for ultra-deep-water systems that experience most of these extreme conditions, including downhole temperatures as high as 400° F (204° C) and pressures as high as 20,000 psi (1,379 bar).

Data Analytics, Predictive Maintenance of Field Automation

The last six decades have experienced an explosion of technological development, with the most recent focus being on data analytics, and the pipeline industry has more than dipped its toe in the benefits of data analysis.