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!

Why Pipeline Pigging is an Essential Service for the Community and Environment

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

There is no doubt that pipelines are the safest and most environmentally friendly way to transport oil and natural gas. However, this level of safety can only be guaranteed by proper inspection and maintenance of these pipelines. Enter the pig – the Pipeline Inspection Gauge that performs in-line inspections as part of a pipeline’s regular maintenance routine. When an in-line inspection identifies a potential issue that could lead to a leak or spill, investigative digs can then be c...Read More Here!

How COVID-19 is Impacting the Oil and Gas Industry

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

While activities surrounding the oil and gas industry are considered to be essential, and mostly exempt from lock-down measures, these companies are not immune to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The outbreak of Coronavirus across the world has caused major disruptions in the operations and supply chain of the oil and gas industry. Here are some significant ways this industry has been impacted by COVID-19: Operational Disruptions Because of the outbreak of COVID-19, continued operat...Read More Here!

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