April 23, 2015

IN THE NEWS

Pipelines blow up and people die

On June 10, 1999, a few days after his high school graduation, Liam Wood unexpectedly got an afternoon off work and decided to go fly-fishing on a creek near his hometown…

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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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PHMSA Offering $2 Million in University Research Grants to Pipeline Safety Solutions

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA)today announced that it is offering $2 million in grants for students and…

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PHMSA: Guidance for Communications Before and During Pipeline Emergencies

Pipeline emergencies demand multiple parties’ quick, precise and coordinated judgment based on plans developed ahead of time. As part of the U.S. Department of Transportation and U.S. Coast…

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World’s biggest oil trader says crude price can’t drop much more

Vitol Group, the world’s biggest independent oil trader, said the cost of finding and pumping crude will prevent prices from dropping much lower than where they are now…

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Iran's tantalizing oil prize: Kemp

Iran contains some of the largest and most attractive petroleum resources in the world, so any easing of sanctions could have a major impact on oil and gas markets in the second half of the decade…

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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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May
May 6, 2015 - May 7, 2015

NEW COURSE Pipeline Project Management- 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- Calgary
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

May 13, 2015 - May 14, 2015

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

May 19, 2015

WEBINAR - Pipeline Crossings Practices and Procedures
Webinar,

May 20, 2015

Pipeline Toolbox Training Course
Webinar,

May 21, 2015

WEBINAR- Evaluating the Remaining Strength of Corroded Pipe - ASME B31G Guidance and RSTRENG
Webinar,

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