The History of Apache Pipeline Products and GRM Flow Products

Posted by Apache Pipeline Products on November 4, 2021 in Blog.

The Beginning It began on November 4th, 1986 in Edmonton, Alberta... Stu Chase purchased a company called T&A Sales Enterprises 1986 ltd. for $3,150. He couldn’t afford rent so the previous owner of the business agreed to let him use the courtesy phone in his reception area as his office. A few months later he rented a 10’ x 12’ office upstairs for $50 a month. Across the hall was Gary Richard McCaskill of GRM Fluid Controls. Stu and Gary became partners and Stu eventually bought G...Read More Here!

Proper Cleaning and Storage of Pipeline Pigs

Posted by Apache Pipeline Products on November 10, 2020 in Blog.

Proper storage and maintenance is important in ensuring the optimal performance and condition of urethane pigs. Apache pigs will perform as designed for pipeline cleaning, batching and displacement. However, urethane components are subject to deterioration under certain conditions - namely, heat, humidity and UV light. In order to keep your pigs in top shape, here are some guidelines you should follow for proper storage and cleaning of pipeline pigs: General Guidelines A mentioned, he...Read More Here!

The Role of Pipeline Pigs and Their Applications

Posted by Apache Pipeline Products on October 10, 2020 in Blog.

While the function of a pipeline pig may seem simple enough – cleaning, batching, etc. –  there are a variety of pigs that have been developed to fulfill different maintenance applications. With such a wide variety of pigs in existence, it can be challenging to choose the right pig for the job. Here are the different types of pigs available for pipeline maintenance and the roles they are  best suited for: Types of Pipeline Pigs Foam Pigs Foam pigs are the most common and basic t...Read More Here!

Corrosion and Its Impact on Pipelines

Posted by Apache Pipeline Products on September 15, 2020 in Blog.

To date, the yearly estimated cost of pipe corrosion in the oil and gas industries is $1.3 billion. Internal corrosion causes at least 12% of incidents on hazardous liquids and gas pipelines from 2014 to 2017. Overall, about 60% of pipelines incidents are caused by corrosion. When a pipeline corrodes, it loses its essential properties and mechanical strength. This can  lead to life-threatening failure and expensive damage. Proactive measures and regular maintenance will reduce resultin...Read More Here!

Glossary of Pipeline Pigging Terms

Posted by Apache Pipeline Products on August 15, 2020 in Blog.

Did you know that early pipeline pigs were made from materials such as straw, barbed wire and leather? They were originally called “pigs” because of the squealing sound they made while traveling through the pipelines. Eventually, the name became an acronym for “Pipeline Inspection Gauge” or “Pipeline Intervention Gauge”. Pipeline pigs have come a long way since their days of straw and barbed wires. Now pipeline pigs are made of sophisticated materials and possess advanced techno...Read More Here!

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