Custom sleeve design stops tight-quarters crude header leak

Subrata Saha Mahendrapal Rathore Reliance Engineering Group Jamnagar, India Based on presentation to PetroWorld India, Mumbai, Aug. 22-24, 2013 Custom sleeve design provides a cost-effective means for stopping leaks on pipeline supply headers delivering to refineries. A sealing clamp initially used to stop a leak on an oil pipeline began to show leaks around its edges. A custom-designed sleeve stopped the clamp leak. Fig. 1 shows the system detail of the leaky pipeline. Site conditions made conventional sleeve design unfeasible (Fig. 2). Custom sleeve design considered space constraints in terms of both on site fabrication and installation (Fig. 3). The sleeve's complex geometry req...

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