April 9, 2015

IN THE NEWS

Study finds radon in Pennsylvania homes on the rise while Marcellus drilling surges

The amount of radon in Pennsylvania homes has been climbing since 2004, according to new research documenting a ramp-up in the naturally occurring radioactive gas…

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DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know that AC power lines can cause corrosion on a new pipeline while the older ones are unaffected?

To Understand Why

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Cheap Oil Is Squeezing Property Owners in Energy Hubs

More than $1 trillion in U.S. real estate debt from the last decade’s property boom is starting to come due as oil prices stagnate, squeezing property owners in cities and towns centered around the energy business.

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Saudi Arabia sees crude price rising as it boosts oil production

Saudi Arabia increased oil production in March to the highest in at least 12 years and expects crude prices to rise in the “near future,” according…

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The U.S. is still the world’s biggest hydrocarbon producer

The U.S. was the world’s biggest producer of hydrocarbon fuels for the third year in a row in 2014, according to new government data. Record natural gas production…

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2014 YEAR IN REVIEW

Oil rallies more than 2 percent after slump but sentiment weak

Oil prices rallied more than 2 percent on Thursday, clawing back part of a 6 percent slump triggered by a jump in U.S. crude inventories and record Saudi output, although…

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EIA: Lifting Iran sanctions could send oil prices down as much as $15

Allowing Iranian oil producers unfettered access to global markets could mean another year of cheap crude, according to a government analysis released Tuesday. The U.S. Energy…

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Gatwick oil find 'could produce billions of barrels'

An oilfield near Gatwick airport could hold up to 100bn barrels of oil, according to a British exploration firm, in possibly the biggest onshore oil discovery in England since…

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Shale Crews Being Watched From Above as Emissions Levels Tested

There is an eye in the sky above U.S. shale oil and natural gas basins. Well, more like a nose. Through April, the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration will be flying above the…

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PRCI DOCUMENTS

Development of a Modern Assessment Method for Longitudinal Seam Weld Cracks
PR-460-134506

Smart USM Diagnostics - Phase 3
PR-343-14601-R01

Evaluation of Selected Sampling Techniques on Hydrocarbon-Wet Gas Streams
PR-015-13611-R01

Effect of Upstream Piping Configuration on Ultrasonic Meter Bias - Flow Validation
PR-015-13610-R01

State of the Art for Subsea Pipeline and Equipment Life Extension
PR-186-123715-R01

NEW RELEASE:  API 570 TOOLBOX CLOUD VERSION

API 570 Toolbox covers the inspection, rating, repair, and alteration procedures for metallic and FRP piping systems and their associated pressure relieving devices that have been in-service. The intent of this code is to specify the maintenance, in-service inspection and condition-monitoring program that is needed to determine the integrity of piping between tanks and other assets. The API 570 Toolbox provides accurate and timely assessments to determine if any changes in the condition of piping could possibly compromise continued safe operation. API 570 was developed for the petroleum refining and chemical process industries but may be used, where practical, for any piping system. It is intended for use by organizations that maintain or have access to an authorized inspection agency, a repair organization, and technically qualified piping engineers, inspectors, and examiners.

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For more information, please feel free to contact us at info@ttoolboxes.com

COMING SOON:  PRCI SOFTWARE TO BE UPGRADED

The Pipeline Research Council International (PRCI) AC Predictive & Mitigation software developed by Electro Sciences, Inc. and Dr. John Dabkowski (PRCI Catalog #L51835) has been the defacto industry safety & analysis standard since 1999. The PRCI AC Predictive & Mitigation software has been used with multiple pipelines utilizing the same right-of-way with overhead High Voltage (HV) Alternating Current (AC) power lines. A NEW and enhanced version of the PRCI field proven and field tested computational engine is being ported to work on current and future “cloud” and mobile devices.

The NEW AC Predictive & Mitigation Pipeline Toolbox software will be available for Beta testing in May. The first 20 qualified and approved Beta Testers will be selected.

If interested CLICK HERE to register.

DID YOU KNOW?:  Did you know that AC power lines can cause corrosion on a new pipeline while the older ones are unaffected?

Pipelines are being and have been installed in common right-of-ways (R/W) with AC transmission lines due to land owner and environmental issues along with the high costs associated with building pipelines in populated areas. As a result of these actions, AC power transmission lines can cause, interference, safety as well as other hazardous problems when in parallel and/or close proximity to well coated pipelines. AC corrosion may affect certain pipelines placed in the same R/W with high voltage AC transmission towers while older pipelines may not be impacted. The electromagnetic effects of the AC tower induces voltages into the pipeline causing the pipe to corrode on well coated pipelines with small (micro) coating defects or holidays. These conditions are a result of the type of soil resistivity, distance from the tower loads, the number of pipe or power line crossings (with each other), isolation of the pipeline, condition of coating, etc.

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The Pipeline Research Council International (PRCI) AC Predictive & Mitigation software developed by Electro Sciences, Inc. and Dr. John Dabkowski (PRCI Catalog #L51835) has been the defacto industry safety & analysis standard since 1999. The PRCI AC Predictive & Mitigation software was developed to handle multiple pipelines utilizing the same right-of-way with overhead High Voltage (HV) Alternating Current (AC) power lines. A NEW and enhanced version of the PRCI field proven and field tested computational engine is being ported to work on current and future “cloud” and mobile devices. The NEW AC Predictive & Mitigation Pipeline Toolbox software will be available for Beta testing in May. The first 20 qualified and approved Beta Testers will be selected.

If interested CLICK HERE to register.

UPCOMING TRAINING:  ON-SITE & WEBINARS

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April
April 14, 2015

Pipeline Toolbox Training Course
Houston, Texas, United States

April 15, 2015 - April 16, 2015

API 1104 – Guidelines for Interpretation and Application for The New 21st (2013) Edition
Houston, Texas, United States

May
May 6, 2015 - May 7, 2015

The Money, Business and Engineering Of A Pipeline Project
Houston, Texas, United States

May 12, 2015 - May 13, 2015

Horizontal Directional Drilling-Coverage of Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) Technologies for Utility and Pipeline Application 2 Day-
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

May 13, 2015 - May 14, 2015

Steel Pipe: Metallurgy, Manufacturing, Construction, Degradation, Assessment and Repair
Houston, Texas, United States

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