Pipeline rehab responding to regulatory pressures, technological advances

01/20/2003
As regulatory and safety bodies, such as the US Department of Transportation's Office of Pipeline Safety, increasingly emphasize risk management as a tool in pipeline operation and maintenance, inspection tools and repair strategies will continue to play greater roles in ensuring pipeline integrity.This article will describe historical pipeline pigging developments, techniques, and applications, as well as repair techniques employed throughout the pipeline industry. It will highlight current techniques and present research trends for future pipeline integrity inspection and rehabilitation techniques.A recent trend has been rehabilitation and integrity monitoring of existing pipelines ...
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