INTEGRITY MANAGEMENT—1: Argentine NGL case study applies economic procedure

A simple economic procedure applied to NGL pipelines can help operators determine whether abnormalities detected during periodic magnetic-flux leakage pigging are large enough to shut the pipeline for repair or if operations can continue.An Argentine NGL plant in Neuquén separates rich components of gas and pumps them 600 miles through a pipeline to the Bahía Blanca fractionating plant (Fig. 1). Pipeline construction used low-carbon API-5L-X65 steel, electric resistance welding, and an external three-layer extruded polyethylene coating to prevent external damage. Click here to enlarge imageIn September 2004, after 4 years of uninterrupted operation, the operator used a magn...

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