How to Recognize the Signs Your Pipeline Is Leaking
The oil and gas industry uses buried pipelines to transport products.
While useful, these pipelines carry products that can prove incredibly
dangerous when mishandled. That’s why it’s important to maintain your
pipeline and prevent cracks, corrosion, and other damage that can lead
to a leak. Of course, you can’t always catch problems before they
occur. Learning how to recognize the signs your pipeline is leaking is
a key part of quickly identifying and addressing issues. Help protect
your infrastructure by watching out for these common signs...
How Mechanical Pipe Plugs Work
When conducting pipeline inspections, you and your team need the right
tools for the job. Using the wrong pipe plug can lead to ruined tests,
cracked pipes, and a lot of time and money down the drain. It’s
important to know how mechanical pipe plugs work so that you can
choose the right product for your needs. Learn more about mechanical
pipe plugs use and how they work with this guide. ...
Protective Equipment for Plumbing Pros
We know plumbing can be messy, but it can also be dangerous. From
slips and falls to toxic chemicals to searing steam, plumbers may face
a range of hazards. To keep you and your team safe, here are eight
best practices on protective equipment for plumbing contractors...
What a Hydrostatic Pipeline Test Entails
Hydrostatic tests are an essential part of safe pipeline operation.
Learn what a hydrostatic pipeline test entails and why it’s important
with this guide.
How To Fix Broken Portions of Pipeline
Pipeline breaks can be both disruptive and dangerous. Corroded metal,
cracked pipes, and other damage can lead to a loss of resources and
product leaks that can harm nearby people, wildlife, and environments.
If your pipeline needs repair, it’s important to do the job quickly
and effectively. The sooner you solve the problem, the sooner you can
get your infrastructure up and running again. Learn more with our
guide on how to fix broken portions of pipeline without severely
disrupting service. ...
How to Mitigate Risks of Hot Tapping
Hot tapping is a process that allows pipeline repairs or expansion to
be completed without disrupting normal operations or depressurizing
the system. The benefit of hot tapping is that sections of pipeline
can be isolated and flow can be stopped with minimal downtime and
without stopping production. Due to the nature of this repair there
are inherent variables to consider to mitigate risks...
What is Hot Tapping
Hot tapping is a process used to attach a branch connection to a
pipeline without needing to depressurize or disrupt normal operations.
The technique is also used to isolate sections of pipe for maintenance
by plugging or stopping the line. Hot tapping is also referred to as
line tapping, pressure tapping, pressure cutting, and side cutting.
Safe Pipe Plug Installation Guide
When installing pipe plugs, safety should be your top priority. Plugs
and line stops are used in high pressure situations that can quickly
become dangerous or even deadly if the proper procedures and
precautions are not followed. To help avoid accidents or injuries,
read this guide for tips and best practices to install pipe plugs in
the safest way possible. ...
Important Inflatable Terminology
Petersen® inflatable hot tap pipe plug insertion systems greatly
reduce the time and costs associated with stopping the flow in
pressurized pipelines. They allow you to quickly insert inflatable
plugs into live pipelines without flow interruption. In order to
better understand inflatable plugs and their hot tap insertion
systems, it's important to understand the terminology...
What a Hydrostatic Pipeline Test Entails
A hydrostatic pipeline test is one of many procedures that allows
pipeline workers to ensure a pipeline system is operating safely.
These tests often occur at the end of construction or maintenance to
determine whether the pipeline is ready to return to service...
2020 Trends in the Oil and Gas Industry
No matter what part you play in the industry, it’s important to stay
on top of news, trends, and other vital, ever-changing information.
The oil and gas industry has its share of uncertainties, including
economic fluctuations, trade agreements, and societal energy
How to Choose an Inflatable Plug
Inflatable pipe plugs are a staple in pipeline maintenance and
operation. The right pipe plug allows you to hold inspections, make
repairs, and perform other operations on a pipeline with minimal
interruption. When you can perform maintenance on a section of
pipeline without draining it or otherwise halting its operations, you
can preserve your infrastructure and cause as little hassle as
possible for everyone involved. Of course, not all pipe plugs are
created equal. To get the job done, the plug needs to fit the pipe and
be able to handle the right pressure, temperature, and liquid product
within. Make your maintenance and repairs as smooth as possible with
our guide on how to choose an inflatable pipe plug....
How to Choose the Correct Flow Stop Solution
There is a wide range of different types and sizes of pipe plugs
on the market made from a variety of materials and designed for many
specific flow stop tasks. Choosing the right stopper is crucial for
both saving you time and avoiding unnecessary costs...