Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration said surveys reveal Line 903 has similar corrosion characteristics as Line 901, which ruptured and spilled crude along Santa Barbara County, Calif., coast, Reuters said.
“Orphaned oil,” corrosive and contaminated with organic chlorides, is now shipping out after sitting three years in tanks outside San Francisco. Chevron loaded it onto two Asia-bound tankers, Bloomberg said.
Fiber Optic Systems Technology Inc., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, has reported that the corporation will provide corrosion monitoring systems for a technology development project for the pipeline industry supported by the Alberta government.
Renewables pipelines will need remediation equipment, due to inherent corrosion, reports a new study by SBI Energy. In Washington, SBI Energy has recently published a report on specialty pipelines, titled “Specialty Pipelines for Renewable and Alternative Energy Substances.”
Shawcor Ltd., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, has reported that its subsidiary, Shaw Pipe Protection Limited, has entered into an agreement to acquire certain of the coating assets and business of Altus Energy Services Partnership, Altus Energy Services Ltd. and Nusco Northern Manufacturing Ltd.
Piedmont Natural Gas enlists the cooperation of another operator to solve the mystery of low pipe-to-soil potentials on two of its lines.
The new Institute for Corrosion and Multiphase Technology (ICMT) at Ohio University is the largest pipeline research facility in the world and the only one in the United States to study microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC) inside large sections of pipeline, according to its founders.