Marine Link
Monday, December 11, 2017

Pipelines

Modern pipelines are installed with and other control devices (pumps and valves) to efficiently move liquids, gases, slurries (solid particulates in liquid suspension) and even solids. Pipelines usually consist of welded sections of metal pipe, but other materials in common use include plastics, concrete, and clay.

Sections can be as small as five cm (two inches) in diameter, and as wide as 9 meters (30 feet ). Pipelines are an excellent way to transport liquids and gasses because they cause less harm to the environment, are not as susceptible to theft, and are more cost-efficient, convenient, and consistent than rail or truck.

Pneumatic tubes using compressed air have even been utilized to transport solids, although they are more difficult and expensive to send through pipelines than are liquid and gas. Nonetheless, pipelines have successfully carried coal, grains, stones and gravel, cement and concrete, solid wastes and sewage, wood pulp, industrial parts, and other items.

Tags: Pipelines

Image: Saipem S.p.A

Saipem Bags New Offshore Contract in Saudi Arabia, West Africa

Saipem has been awarded a new E&C Offshore contract by Saudi Aramco for Engineering…

Boskalis acquired the 2011 built DSV Atlantis for approximately $60 million (Photo: Boskalis)

Former Harkand DSVs Join Boskalis Fleet

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. has added two 115.4m diving support vessels (DSVs) to its fleet…

File Photo: Port of Antwerp

Antwerp Port Acquires NMP

Antwerp Port Authority is to acquire Nationale Maatschappij der Pijpleidingen (NMP)…

Photo: DNV GL

Offshore Pipeline Standard Update by DNV GL

The most used and recognized offshore pipeline standard in the world has been updated…

 ©Trong Nguyen/Adobe Stock

Port Corpus Christi to benefit from LNG partnership with China

Port Corpus Christi officials are confident that the agreement signed between Cheniere…

(Image: Delfin LNG)

Delfin Taps China for US FLNG, but Final Investment Decision 'Challenging'

Delfin Midstream, developing the first floating facility to export U.S. natural gas…

Photo: Cheniere Energy, Inc

CNPC, Cheniere Pact for LNG

China’s state-owned oil company, China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), and U.S.

Photo: DNV GL

Shuttle Tankers - Safe, Flexible, Efficient

Shuttle tankers are an alternative to subsea pipelines. Typically for large water depths.

Pic:  John Wood Group PLC

Wood Wins LNG Platform FEED Contract

The Honghua Group Limited has awarded a $12 million front-end engineering design…

TechnipFMC Wins Peregrino 2 Contract

TechnipFMC  has been awarded by Statoil an Engineering, Procurement, Construction…

Beaumont Port Still Restricted after Harvey

While crude deliveries by larger ships to Beaumont in Texas remain restricted after…

File Image (CREDIT: AdobeStock / (c) leeylutung)

Harvey Impacts Domestic Fuel Network

U.S. drivers are starting to feel the effects of Tropical Storm Harvey in their wallets…

Related Articles

Ship Repair

All ships need maintenance and repairs. Many repair and maintanance operations can be performed at sea or by the crew in port. Complicated or large-scale repairs might require the ship to be removed from commercial operation. Classification…

Offshore Oil

"Offshore" refers to the discovery and development of oil and gas resources which lie underwater. Usually the term refers to ocean-based oil extraction , though the term can also apply to drilling in lakes and inland seas. The remote locations…

Salvage

Marine salvage is the process of rescuing a ship, its cargo, or other property from peril. Salvage encompasses rescue towing, putting out fires, patching or repairing a ship, refloating a sunken or grounded vessel, moving a disabled vessel in order to clear navigation channels…

Winch

A winch is a mechanism used to reel in, to let out, or otherwise adjust the tension of a rope, wire, or cable. Boats and ships make use of multiple winches to handle halyards, sheets, as well as anchor or mooring lines. The basic mechanism consists…

Port Authority

A port authority operates ports and other transportation infrastructure for a special-purpose district. Whether operated directly by the government or in cooperation with government agencies, North American port authorities are public entities and are governed by a board or commission.
Maritime Reporter Magazine Cover Nov 2017 - The Workboat Edition

Maritime Reporter and Engineering News’ first edition was published in New York City in 1883 and became our flagship publication in 1939. It is the world’s largest audited circulation magazine serving the global maritime industry, delivering more insightful editorial and news to more industry decision makers than any other source.

Subscribe
Maritime Reporter E-News subscription

Maritime Reporter E-News is the subsea industry's largest circulation and most authoritative ENews Service, delivered to your Email three times per week

Subscribe for Maritime Reporter E-News