Piping

Evaluate structural stiffness for piping stress analysis

Choudhury, M. G., Tripathi, R., Reliance Engineering Group (REG)

Hydrocarbon plants use a system of pipes of various sizes, pressures and temperatures. Sometimes these pipes have pulsating flows that result in piping system vibration. These piping systems must be designed for a high degree of reliability, which requires a comprehensive piping stress analysis for thermal, sustained, occasional and dynamic loading conditions.

Ineos sees Forties oil flows back to normal around new year

LONDON (Reuters) — Britain's biggest and most important oil and gas pipeline Forties should resume normal flows around the new year, slightly earlier than previously flagged, its operator Ineos said on Thursday.

TransCanada clashes with pipeline opponents at Nebraska hearing

LINCOLN, Nebraska (Reuters) — Opponents of TransCanada Corp's proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline argued on Tuesday that regulators in Nebraska had no authority to approve the line's "alternative" path through the state and that the project should be considered dead.

Kinder Morgan warns pipeline expansion could be further delayed

VANCOUVER/CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) — Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd said on Monday the start-up of its Trans Mountain pipeline expansion could be delayed past September 2020 if it is unable to get more clarity around permitting and the judicial process by early next year.

Nebraska regulators approve Keystone XL pipeline route

LINCOLN, Nebraska/CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) — Nebraska regulators approved a route for TransCanada Corp's Keystone XL pipeline through the state on Monday, lifting the last big regulatory obstacle for the long-delayed project that US President Donald Trump wants built.

Kinder Morgan Canada appeals again over Trans Mountain pipeline

CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) — Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd has again appealed to the country's energy regulator, asking it to set up a process to resolve potential disagreements over local permits for its planned Trans Mountain oil pipeline expansion project.

Kinder Morgan Canada denied expedited appeal for oil pipeline

CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) — Canada's National Energy Board (NEB) will take until at least Dec. 4 to review Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd's appeal over its Trans Mountain oil pipeline expansion, the regulator said on Tuesday, rejecting the company's proposed "expedited" timeline.

Case histories of amine plant equipment corrosion problems–Part 1

Daughtry, J., Teletzke, E., INEOS Oxide GAS/ SPEC Technology Group

Lost production from corrosion costs the oil and gas industry more than $1 B/yr.1

Heavy crude oil processing design and reliability

Martin, G., Liu, Z., Wang, S., GTC Technology US LLC

Revamping refineries to process heavier crude slates goes well beyond the requirements to meet equipment performance dictated by a shift in the quantity of lighter product yields to heavier products.

Kinder Morgan Canada appeals to regulator after permit failure

CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) — Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd said Thursday that it has been unable to gain permits from the coastal city of Burnaby, British Columbia, for its Trans Mountain pipeline expansion and is appealing to the national regulator for construction approval.