Simon Bell, iNPIPE PRODUCTS, UK, describes the cassette arrangement, enabling multiple pigs to be loaded into a launching trap at any one time.
Pipeline operators must quickly launch and retrieve inline inspection (ILI) tools and cleaning pigs without compromising the safety of field personnel, damaging equipment or releasing hydrocarbons into the environment. A quick actuating closure (QAC) or quick opening closure (QOC) can provide the solution to these issues.
Rolf Gunnar Lie and Neil McKnight, T.D. Williamson, discuss a new approach to the safety and design of pig trap quick actuating closures.
Mapping and surveillance have shown a repeated high return on investment for asset management, says Luke Brouwers and Ibtesam Hasan, Fugro.
Shell and TSC Subsea explore advanced high-resolution wall thickness for coated unpiggable subsea pipelines.
The company’s FAA nationwide regulation waiver removes operational and cost barriers, enabling mass autonomous drone deployments across the US.