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  1. Special Report: New launching technology increases pigging efficiency

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    Mon, 23 Nov 2009

  2. Freezing in the dark

    Reporters see an endless flow of press releases. Some are vital, many are at least helpful, but a few are what my British friends might colorfully describe as " pig -ignorant."

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    Mon, 13 Feb 2012

  3. Method to determine ILI intervals proven on Italian system

    A method to determine safe and cost-effective intervals for conducting future intelligent pig inspections has been developed and validated with pipeline details and inspection data from a sample of 20 pipelines.

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    Mon, 15 Jul 2002

  4. BP gets DOT clearance to restart Prudhoe Bay field

    BP Exploration (Alaska) Inc. said Sept. 22 it will restart a portion of the Eastern Operating Area (EOA) of Prudhoe Bay field in order to run cleaning pigs and conduct an in-line, smart pig inspection of the oil transit line.

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    Fri, 22 Sep 2006

  5. Roles of flow, metal studied in UK corrosion failures

    The second failure prompted a thorough re-assessment of the condition of the pipeline. This involved large-scale excavations for inspection and repairs as well as re-analyzing intelligent pig data gathered several months earlier.

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    Mon, 16 Aug 1999

  6. Equipment/Software/Literature

    The SPY PHONE pipeline acoustic pig tracker monitors pipeline travelers from the convenience of your vehicle.

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    Mon, 10 Jul 2006

  7. In-line inspection detects early cracking on Canadian crude-oil line

    An elastic wave in-line inspection (ILI) tool has arrived at a pig -receipt station after a run to detect cracks along Interprovincial Pipe Line's Line 3 (Fig. 2). [52,683 bytes] A fatigue crack, like this one shown in cross-section from a 1989 Line 3 fatigue crack, can grow gradually over years and ...

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    Mon, 28 Sep 1998

  8. INDUSTRY BRIEFS

    COLONIAL PIPELINE CO. plans to excavate 111 sites on its products pipeline route between Chantilly, Va., and Dorsey Junction, Md., where a pig survey showed pipe walls are too thin. The line ruptured in March near Reston, Va., spilling diesel fuel into a stream and threatening the Potomac River ...

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    Mon, 23 Aug 1993

  9. Study improves subsea pipeline preheating

    A higher flow rate at lower temperatures can more effectively preheat subsea crude oil pipelines than currently used techniques. This article found that a 350-cu m/hr flow rate combined with an inlet temperature of 65.2° C.

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    Mon, 1 Dec 2014

  10. SUBSEA PRECOMMISSIONING—2 (Conclusion): Growth in pipeline scale prompts early precommissioning planning

    As subsea hydrocarbon pipelines have grown in scale, plans for their precommissioning have been incorporated early in project development.

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    Mon, 3 Jun 2013

  11. SUBSEA PRECOMMISSIONING—1: Nord Stream natural gas pipeline highlights need to integrate precommissioning

    As subsea natural gas pipelines get longer and more remote, precommissioning requires increased integration into the overall project plan.

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    Mon, 6 May 2013

  12. Systematic approach streamlines natgas pipeline pressure increase

    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.

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    Magazine Articles

    Mon, 4 Nov 2013

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