Featured Oil and Gas Pipeline Integrity Case Studies

Publish Date: Nov 03, 2014 | 0 Ratings | 0.00 out of 5 |  PDF

Overview

Pipelines are generally the most economical and convenient way to transport large quantities of oil and gas over land and below the sea from offshore facilities. However, these pipelines usually traverse long distances through remote, environmentally sensitive areas. To ensure safety and supply and avoid catastrophic failures, companies use pipeline integrity and environmental safety practices. With the right set of tools capable of operating in harsh and remote environments, companies can benefit from accelerated deployments to manage corrosion, pipeline maintenance inspection, and flow behavior analysis of transported liquid hydrocarbons and gas.

Below are some of the application challenges companies are meeting with innovative National Instruments technologies for pipeline integrity solutions. Below is a selection of just some of the applications that have been solved with National Instruments innovative technologies for pipeline integrity solutions.

Table of Contents

  1. Corrosion Inspection
  2. Fault Detection
  3. Pipeline Inspection Gauge (PIG)
  4. Pipeline Monitoring
  5. Security of Supply
  6. Safety
  7. Liquid Flow

 

 

1. Corrosion Inspection

Creating a system that inspects inaccessible pipe portions at the support locations by exciting circumferential guided waves at the accessible region of the pipe.

 

 

 

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2. Fault Detection

Developing a method to accurately measure the complex permittivity of Rilsan, a vital material used in oil pipe construction, at microwave frequencies to aid with ...

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3. Pipeline Inspection Gauge (PIG)

Designing and implementing a real-time data acquisition and processing system to manage data from an inertial navigation system (INS) traveling inside an oil or gas pipeline using NI CompactRIO with the NI LabVIEW Real-Time Module to acquire, preprocess, and store the data, and LabVIEW to post process the data for final results.

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4. Pipeline Monitoring

Developing and installing a long-term monitoring system for the Ormen Lange, a 120 km pipeline, off the coast of Norway.

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5. Security of Supply


PEMEX designed an oil distribution SCADA system that integrates and centralizes the supervision of crude oil production and distribution.

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6. Safety

 
Developing a safety management system to monitor exposed city gas pipelines attached to bridges.

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7. Liquid Flow


Shell stabilizes long pipeline-riser gas/liquid flow to control and reduce the development of large liquid slugs forming in the system.

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