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.
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A brand-new complete NDT software platform has just arrived on the market. Removing interpretation from the equation, Creaform’s VXintegrity is empowering NDT service companies to provide high-value services and industrial asset owners to make the best maintenance decisions. See how two companies reduced their costs and their inspection time.
Vermeer built the next generation D550 horizontal directional drill (HDD) for performance. This article offers a deeper look at how the D550 drill delivers productive directional drilling when installing large-diameter products like oil and gas pipelines, water lines and high-voltage electrical transmission lines at long distances.
To do water installs right in rocky conditions takes a special machine that achieves optimal production while keeping costs in check. Meet the Vermeer T755 Commander 3 trencher; the machine that reduces operating costs and delivers efficient and productive installation methods on projects.
Everything is bigger in Texas, and the job Hard Rock Directional Drilling performed in Midland, Texas, proves it. Using two Vermeer® horizontal directional drills (HDDs) and a pair of Vermeer reclaimers, the San Antonio-based HDD specialists could do more than some other crews – installing 8414 ft (2564.6 m) of 30 in. (76.2 cm) diameter steel pipe in rock along a busy highway.