Piping

Ensure a truly rigorous relief valve sizing method

Guner, U., Bryan Research & Engineering, Inc.

Pressure relief valves (PRVs) protect equipment from excessive overpressure and, in case of emergency situations, they should ensure a sufficient discharge of mass to reduce the pressure below the recommended pressure limits.

Simplification reduces risks and cuts costs

Bozick, A., Victaulic

A facility’s ability to operate safely is the determining factor in its success or failure.

How pipeline management becomes part of a plant safety strategy

Liston, C., HIMA Americas, Inc.

A typical refinery or chemical plant contains miles of pipelines.

Optimize your insulation to reduce costs

Corrosion under insulation (CUI) is a common problem that is shared by the oil and gas (onshore and offshore), refining, petrochemical, power and manufacturing industries.

Reliability: Consider stainless steel tubing for mechanical seal connections

Bloch, Heinz P., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

If, in days past, you have questioned why hard piping was used for mechanical seal flush lines and seal support configurations in process pumps, you are certainly not alone.

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.