Thu, 18 December 2014
The appraisal of the structural capacity and serviceability of a pipeline past its design life presents a challenge to many pipeline owners and operators. While there are many issues that can affect these pipelines, there are also many techniques that can be used to overcome these challenges. It is important that those within the pipeline industry share their knowledge and experiences with ‘ageing’ or ‘vintage’ pipelines.
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Thu, 18 December 2014
What are the issues?
In particular, pre-1970 liquid and gas pipelines present a mix of potential problems such as coating deterioration, external/internal corrosion, stress-corrosion cracking, random mechanical damage (dents and gouges), fatigue loading (liquid pipelines), pipe weld quality and, although rare, axial overloading (ground movements). Despite the industry’s good safety record, it should be emphasised that ‘ageing’ or ‘vintage’ pipelines were constructed using simple consensus design codes.
The changing legislative requirements, the change in population density near the pipeline,...
APA Group announced recently that it has reached an agreement to acquire the Queensland Curtis LNG (QCLNG) Pipeline, in Queensland, Australia, for $US5,000 million.
Tue, 16 December 2014
The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR)
John F Sopko has urged the United States Department of Defense (DOD) to complete the urgent repair of an 89.1 km gas pipeline in Afghanistan following years of corrosion that has the potential to end in “catastrophic failure” if rehabilitation measures are not taken.
Mon, 15 December 2014
Trans Adriatic Pipeline AG has issued Invitations to Tender (ITT) for the supply of six gas turbine turbo compressor units to be used for the installation of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline’s two compressor stations in Greece and Albania.
Thu, 11 December 2014
Trans Adriatic Pipeline AG (TAP) has issued an Invitations to Tender (ITT) for the supply of large-diameter ball valves and actuators for its 870 km long pipeline, which will supply gas to several south eastern European countries, including Bulgaria, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, and Croatia.
Tue, 9 December 2014
South African oil and gas company SacOil, South Africa's Public Investment Corporation SOC Ltd, and the Government of Mozambique’s Instituto de Gestão das Participações do Estado have signed an agreement to evaluate the feasibility of a $US6 billion 2,600 km gas pipeline and distribution facility to carry natural gas from Mozambique’s Rovuma fields into South Africa.