Category: Industry News

How corrosion control requirements will change under the PHMSA final rule

In August 2022, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) issued a Final Rule regarding the safety of gas transmission pipelines. These new requirements amend 49 CFR 192 and will take effect on May 24, 2023. This final rule updates regulations surrounding integrity management, extreme weather events, management of change and corrosion control. Here’s…
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5 Reasons to Reconsider Tank and Infrastructure Repair Operations

In 2021, OSHA is pushing harder than ever to reduce the number of injuries and fatal accidents contributed directly to welding and has labeled it a “high priority” in its operations. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics declared that welding poses unique risks to over 500,000 workers due to explosions, falls, crushing, electrocutions and asphyxiations.…
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Oil and Gas Industry Challenges

By: Stormy Shaw Decreasing Reserves As decreasing reserves force companies to work in remote or hostile situations, the high cost and difficulty of unearthing energy is steadily growing. Immense capital investments are mandatory when portfolios are weighed down by projects that aren’t optimized. Incredibly complex supply chains make it extremely difficult to deliver projects on…
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Pipeline Construction and Trends

By Stormy Shaw Global energy trends and forecasts in the first quarter of 2019 continue to support a usually strong outlook for oil and gas production and infrastructure construction to meet growing demand and evolving patterns of trade. An improved world economy is expected to reinforce increases in the trade of both crude oil and…
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