Why do we pressure test pipelines?

Nov 23

Pressure testing, especially hydrostatic pressure testing is used to determine and verify pipeline integrity of its welds and joints. In fact. pressure testing is assumed to be the best alternative to determine integrity of a pipeline in place of...

Pipeline Protection: Cybersecurity Tips to Defend Your Control Room

Aug 07

Cybersecurity is important in any business, but few industries represent a greater risk than oil and gas. Due to the value and volatility of what they contain, pipelines are a prime target for terrorists and others seeking to disrupt American...

Database Transparency & Availability: Creating One Version of the Truth

Jul 25

Although records management seems relatively straightforward, several issues can easily occur. As a result of mergers, acquisitions, and other changes, databases are often decentralized and lack proper visibility, causing multiple versions of the...

Maintaining Integrity: Risk based Strategies for Asset Integrity

Jul 21

A maintenance strategy based on risk is a suitable approach for all types of assets from refinery plants to pipelines. Risk is defined as the sum of the probability of failure (PoF) and the consequence (CoF) resulting from that failure. The...

Under Pressure: Maintaining Pipeline Integrity and Safety

Jul 08

Operators are faced with a growing market demand for the gas they transport from the wellhead to the burner tip. Increasing throughput is essential to meeting these growing needs. However, achieving those higher pressures to accomplish the...

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