Techniques used by Oleumpps
Pigging is a process where a device called a “pig” is inserted into a pipeline and moved through it to clean, inspect, or repair the pipeline. This is done without the need to shut down the pipeline, making it a cost-effective and efficient way to maintain the pipeline.
Hydrotesting is a process where water is pumped into a pipeline at a high pressure to test the integrity of the pipeline. This is done to ensure that the pipeline can withstand the pressure it will be subject to during normal operation.
Pneumatic-testing is a process where compressed air is used to test the integrity of a pipeline. This is done by pressurizing the pipeline with air and then measuring for leaks.
Nitrogen services are used to purging, pressurizing, and drying pipelines. Nitrogen is an inert gas that is safe to use in pipelines because it does not react with other chemicals or materials. This makes it ideal for use in pipelines that transport sensitive materials such as natural gas.
In conclusion, pigging, hydrotesting, pneumatic-testing, and nitrogen services are all important techniques used in the oil and gas industry to maintain the safety and integrity of pipelines. These techniques help to ensure that pipelines are operating at optimal efficiency and that any potential problems are detected and addressed before they become major issues. By having a clear understanding of these techniques, companies in the oil and gas industry can ensure the safe and efficient transport of their products.