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  1. New outdoor lab gives Pipeline Integrity students first-hand experience with in-field pipeline maintenance and troubleshooting

    You can’t see it from the road, but just behind OSU Institute of Technology ’s newest building, the Chesapeake Energy Natural Gas Compression Training Center, is the university’s newest teaching space. From a layman’s perspective, the Phillips 66 Pipeline Integrity Outdoor Lab doesn’t look like much but a few large pipes on the ground and then an open space with tall thin yellow rods coming out of the ground and what looks like a switch box on one end of space. What most people don’t see is the 350 feet of pipe buried just beneath the surface. The space also has an active rectifier— that switchbox— that provides cathodic protection, a technique used to control corrosion, to the pipes that simulates real-life pipeline activities, said Joe Bartlett, Pipeline Integrity Technology instructor. “The fact that you cannot see this training tool doesn’t diminish the importance of the facility. This is just as important as a gas compressor in the Natural Gas Compression program, electric line poles in the High Voltage program, or a generator in the Aggreko program,” Bartlett said. The Pipeline Integrity students also appreciate what the new outdoor lab means to their education and the program. “It’s way better than sitting in a classroom and watching screens or reading books on how to do things. This lab is the closest thing to a real-world experience you’re going to get,” said Pipeline student Travis Fielding, from McCurtain. Fellow Pipeline student Dylan Morgan, from Fort Gibson, said the new outdoor lab allows students to take surveys and readings just like they would in the field and then better interpret those findings. “It will help us put two and two together and know how to use the equipment,” Morgan said. Lily Henderson, a Pipeline student from Burke, Vermont, said the outdoor lab will help students understand some of the more difficult concepts the program covers. “The program has come a long way and now having a space to go out and actually do some of these tests first-hand will fill in some of the gaps. You can actually troubleshoot like we would in the field,” Henderson said. “It will definitely give first-year students an advantage when they go on internship.” Bartlett said the new outdoor lab allows students to understand and perform more than 30 tasks that will be day-to-day job expectations when they enter the workforce. “This facility allows a student to leave OSUIT with more confidence that they are ready for their internships and ultimately ready for the future as a pipeline integrity professional,” he said. Pipeline student Caleb Osborne from Rosedale agrees. “It will definitely give you a better idea of what you’re walking into,” said Rosedale. “I’ve been on my internship and I still learned stuff the first day we went out there.” The outdoor lab is the newest example of how OSUIT’s Pipeline Integrity program continues to improve and expand with the help and support of industry partners like Phillips 66 because they know how important it is to have skilled and trained technicians in the field, Bartlett said. “The goal of the Pipeline Integrity program is to keep the public, the environment and the pipeline facility safe,” he said. “This training facility will help achieve that goal.”

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    Fri, 14 Oct 2016

  2. 3D scanning for pipeline integrity information

    Pipecheck 3D scanning solution is illustrated and descibed in this free brochure for pipeline integrity assessment.

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    Wed, 4 Feb 2015

  3. Pipeline Integrity Services

    The pipeline integrity life-cycle requires almost constant monitoring, evaluation, and/or maintenance. This, combined with tighter regulations and the intricacies of customer and client relations, mean accurate, reliable, and easy-to-access data is a necessity. Willbros’ Pipeline Integrity Services ...

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    Tue, 22 May 2012

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  4. Pipeline integrity services, training offered by company

    A variety of pipeline integrity field services as well as training are offered by this company.

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    Fri, 1 Apr 2011

  1. Maersk draws up development support priorities for Lloyd’s Register

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    Fri, 14 Oct 2016

  2. Free pipeline integrity products, services data

    A wide variety of pipeline integrity products and services highlight this free four-page brochure.

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    Tue, 31 May 2011

  3. New pipeline integrity analysis, visualization, management tool

    System Analyzer pipeline integrity management analysis and visualization tool is newly released.

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    Fri, 15 Apr 2011

  4. MMT reviews North Sea pipeline integrity

    MMT has completed inspection of an unnamed pipeline for DONG E&P in the Danish North Sea.

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    Mon, 11 May 2015

  5. KROHNE Offers Pipeline Integrity Management Seminars

    The KROHNE Academy on Pipeline Integrity Management brings operations, equipment, and software and control experts together under one roof to discuss technologies, industrial standards and procedures facing pipeline operators.

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    Mon, 11 Mar 2013

  6. Berkshire Hathaway Energy sees less income due to renewable investments, fuel cost

    Net income attributable to BHE shareholders decreased $22 million for the second quarter of 2016  

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    Wed, 17 Aug 2016

  7. Pipeline Safety: Consumers Energy continues focus on gas safety, reliability

    Consumers Energy continues enhancing the safety and reliability of its 29,000-mile natural gas pipeline system that provides affordable service to more than 1.7 million customers throughout Lower Michigan.

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    Wed, 7 Sep 2016

  8. New chemical corrosion solution, pipeline integrity software offered

    Cortec’s VpCI technology is employed by this company in applications for double bottom tanks or those equipped with environmental liners.

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    Sun, 2 May 2010

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