Systematic approach streamlines natgas pipeline pressure increase

Based on presentation to Pipeline Technology Conference, Hannover, Germany, Mar. 18–20, 2013. Ales Brynych CEPS AS Belnicka, Czech Republic A sequence consisting of internal inspection, elimination of major defects, and subsequent pressure testing is the most efficient way to ensure the integrity and increase the operating pressure of aging high–pressure natural gas transmission pipelines. Gas flow through Polish pipeline systems has been gradually changing to west–to–east from east–to–west, the direction it's flowed in the last few years. This transition has led to a requirement to increase the capacity of gas pipelines to transport gas at 7.4 MPa (1,073.28 psia) in some Polish regions...

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