Touchpoint corrosion on NGL lines over a water crossing.
Challenging access and diagonal supports limited traditional methods of lifting.
Custom engineered solution provided for client on 1 weeks notice.
Significant cost savings for customer.
Pipe movement and touchpoint corrosion required direct access inspection and repairs.
119 touchpoints across lines ranging in size from 8" to 24"
Challenging access over water.
Liquid hammer caused significant pipe movement at the expansion loop.
Damaged pipe shoes removed to install enclosures at two locations.
Flair line integrity restored, supported by engineering line lifting.
568 pipe touchpoints lifted and repaired in 7 weeks.
Installed new ware pads whilst terminal was active.
Crew of 5 technicians using 12 Multi Jacks.
Uni Jacks utilized at 2nd and 3rd level of pipe rack.
Eliminated the need for a crane or scaffold at 80 locations.
Significant cost savings improved safety and increased productivity.
183 pipe touchpoints lifted over 6 weeks.
17 major findings (wall loss of >50% net wall thickness).
10 minor findings (wall loss <50% net wall thickness).
1,200 pipe touchpoints serviced within 3 months.
Wall thickness readings taken at each touchpoint.
Touchpoints and I-beams sandblasted and re-coated.
Teflon ware pads installed at all touchpoints.
Engineered Line Lifting Provides Safe Access for Direct NDE Assessment of Damage
Assessment of Touchpoint Corrosion damage at 24 locations along 16” Flare System
Inspection, Rope Access, Innovative Lifting Technology