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Review and analysis of pipeline leak detection methods

A pipeline burst or rupture causing a leak may significantly impact the environment and the reputation of the company operating the pipeline. In recent years, oil and gas pipelines are expected to be...

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Risk-based pipeline integrity management: A road map for the resilient pipelines

Pipelines are the most vital energy-transportation mediums of today’s energy-intensive economies. To a level, pipeline integrity is tied to the continuous development and robustness of modern societies,...

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Blending hydrogen in existing natural gas pipelines: Integrity consequences from a fitness for service perspective

Blending hydrogen in existing natural gas pipelines compromises steel integrity because it increases fatigue crack growth, promotes subcritical cracking and decreases fracture toughness. In this regard,...

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Critical flow velocity phenomenon in erosion-corrosion of pipelines: determination methods, mechanisms and applications

The critical flow velocity phenomenon is common in erosion-corrosion of many materials. It is of great importance to develop methods to determine the critical flow velocity and understand mechanisms...

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Drag reduction in single-phase crude oil flow: A mini-review

It is well recognized that a major issue for fluid flows in many industrial pipe systems, including the transportation of crude oil, is the high energy consumption in the pipeline system brought on...

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Oil pipeline leakage monitoring developments in China

Pipeline is the most economical and efficient way of oil transportation, pipeline integrity management is an effective means to prevent pipeline accidents and ensure the safe operation of pipelines...

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Hydrogen assisted cracking driven by cathodic protection operated at near −1200 mV CSE – an onshore natural gas pipeline failure

A 22-inch onshore natural gas transmission pipeline in operation since 1960 experienced an in-service rupture in January of 2018. The rupture was caused by an axial crack located 150 km (93 miles) downstream...

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Review of minimum requirements and development of guidance for weld spacing

Follow-on work to a recently completed joint industry project pertaining to hot tap branch connections included the development of guidance on minimum spacing between various combinations of adjacent...

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A techno-economic study of the strategy for hydrogen transport by pipelines in Canada

•Analyzed the various hydrogen transportation methods.•Suggested the optimal option for hydrogen transport in Canada.•Discussed the technical challenges when repurposing existing pipeline for hydrogen...

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Global and local parameters for characterizing and modeling external corrosion in underground coated steel pipelines: A review of critical factors

External corrosion assessments of pipeline systems encompass two critical factors: time and space (location). Field measurement databases, laboratory testing, and theoretical prediction studies have...

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A comprehensive review of polyethylene pipes: Failure mechanisms, performance models, inspection methods, and repair solutions

•Polyethylene (PE) pipes account for up to 90–95 % of new gas distribution pipelines in Europe and the United States.•The failure of a PE pipe is a multivariate problem that can occur due to pre-existing...

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Study of the nickel concentration effect on toughness and hydrogen embrittlement resistance of pipeline steel

•The tensile toughness, impact toughness, and hydrogen embrittlement resistance of pipeline steel increase when Ni concentration is below 1%, followed by a decrease when Ni is higher than 1%.•When the...

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Energy Pipeline Degradation Condition Assessment Using Predictive Analytics – Challenges, Issues, and Future Directions

It is of paramount importance to ensure the safe operation of energy pipelines for pipeline owners and operators. Therefore, effective condition assessment of pipelines is imperative. For this purpose,...

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Effect of brine salinity on the partitioning, distribution and corrosion inhibition performance of a quaternary amine corrosion inhibitor

Surfactant corrosion inhibition performance in water–oil environments is influenced by complex relationships between their physical properties, solution chemistry and interfacial characteristics. The...

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Surface pipeline leak detection using realtime sensor data analysis

The most common type of Leak Detection System (LDS) is designed to detect leaks that generate a sufficient pressure variation which can be detected at either the inlet or the outlet sensors. However,...

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Computational fluid dynamics driven mass transfer model for the prediction of CO2 corrosion in pipelines

A novel, computational fluid dynamics (CFD) driven modelling methodology for predicting CO2 corrosion rates in pipelines is presented. CFD is used to provide accurate predictions of the viscous sublayer...

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Application and prospects of multi-phase pipeline simulation technology in empowering the intelligent oil and gas fields

This paper reviews the application of multiphase flow simulation technology for constructing intelligent oil and gas fields. By utilizing the theoretical multiphase flow simulation model and solution...

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Numerical investigation on oil leakage and migration from the accidental hole of tank wall in oil terminal of pipeline transportation system

As a crucial component of the oil transportation system, the oil terminal (or oil tank farm) may often appear some serious threats and damage to ecological environment and production safety for the...

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Current technologies and the applications of data analytics for crude oil leak detection in surface pipelines

Pipeline pressure monitoring has been the traditional and most popular leak detection approach, however, the delays with leak detection and localization coupled with the large number of false alarms...

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Machine learning application in batch scheduling for multi-product pipelines: A review

Batch scheduling is a crucial aspect of pipeline enterprise operation management, especially in the context of market-oriented operation. It involves three main tasks: quickly preparing batch plans,...

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Assessing damaged pipelines transporting hydrogen

There is worldwide interest in transporting hydrogen using both new pipelines and pipelines converted from natural gas service. Laboratory tests investigating the effect of hydrogen on the mechanical...

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An insight into asphaltene precipitation, deposition and management stratagems in petroleum industry

Petroleum industry is the mainstay of the economical enlargement of many nations. Most of the market prices of all commodities are built on the cost of wide-range of petroleum products. Prompt identifying...

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An investigation of mitigating the safety and security risks allied with oil and gas pipeline projects

Oil and Gas Pipeline (OGP) projects face a wide range of safety and security Risk Factors (RFs) globally, particularly in the oil and gas producing countries having insecure environment and poor safety...

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Dent strain and stress analyses and implications concerning API RP 1183 - Part I: Background for dent geometry and strain analyses during contact and re-rounding

API RP 1183 was developed through industry collaboration to manage the threat posed by dents. It provides screening and more detailed techniques designed to manage single peak smooth dents. For more...

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Cross-country pipeline inspection data analysis and testing of probabilistic degradation models

Pipelines are the most efficient and safest means for the transportation of oil, gas, and refined petroleum products. Potentially severe consequences of pipeline failures make reliability and risk assessment...

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