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Pipeline Maintenance

Take care of your pipelines properly. Give them a good care. Never ignore them if something out of ordinary occurs.

Previously, i have a job of just taking a good care of pipelines. Why we have to take care of these pipelines? Why some oil and gas companies will invest a lot on taking care of their pipelines? Well, it's simple....these pipelines transport very precious thing....ie. oils..and also gases... So, we want to protect the products.
Then, the next reason is that it is not cheap to construct and lay a pipeline, especially for a very huge distance...Therefore, we want to really protect the asset (the pipeline). We don't want to keep on constructing the pipeline after a just 5-6 years of constructing them.

Well, i helped handling the pigging activity in some pipeline covering a distance of about 14 km. The main pigging activity is to create/put film of corrosion inhibitor into the internal part of the pipeline. This is to protect the pipeline from corrosion developing. Before injecting the corrosion inhibitor with the filming pig, we have to inject the pipeline with some amount and some concentration of degreaser, to remove any debris to scrap of some unwanted physical material trap inside the pipeline. Well, selecting the pigs and also the chemical is critical. I'll discuss about them in future, later on....wait for them....





posted by zaki yamani @ 8:04 PM,

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I’m Zaki. I used to be a project, process and chemical engineer. Few years ago I successfully became a Chartered Engineer (IChemE) and Professional Engineer (BEM). I'm now employed as a chemical engineering educator/researcher/consultant. Hope you like reading my blog. I welcome any feedback from you. My email: zaki.yz[alias]gmail.com. TQ!


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