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How confirmation of containment tools can be used in unpiggable lines

Over 1 million kilometers (620,000 miles) of oil and gas transmission pipelines in North America require inspection and assessment to ensure the products transported reach their destinations safely – a total distance equivalent to 78 trips around the circumference of the Earth. Unfortunately, 70% of the transmission pipelines that require assessment are difficult-to-pig or unpiggable. Although the majority of unpiggable…

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The Maharaja Mac and XLI – now both available to Indian pipeline operators!

While his home in Houston was on the brink of flooding, Marcus McDonnell was half way around the globe in India; eating a Maharaja Mac!  Marcus is a man of few words, so all he had to report was “I had an Indian Big Mac today… chicken instead of beef, jalapenos instead of pickle, orange curry sauce instead of white…

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What safety considerations should you take when pig tracking?

Safety is very important in the pipeline industry because the work has the potential to be harmful or life threatening if completed without the proper precautions. To ensure everyone goes home safe and sound, pipeline companies place great emphasis on creating a safe work environment. Although pig tracking is a relatively simple concept, it can have major safety concerns in…

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