oil and gas facilities pipeline material – API 5L PSL1

what is oil and gas facilities pipeline material? PSL 1 and PSL 2 oil and gas facilities pipeline material most used is carbon steel. The API – American Petroleum Institute makes a standard named Specification for Line Pipe – API 5L. Carbon steels are widely used in the oil and gas industry despite their corrosion resistance is limited. These materials are preferred to others because of economic considerations. The API 5L pipe steel is a low carbon steel, which is used for the fabrication of transmission pipelines. in general, there are 2 PSL ( product specification level ) ie PSL 1 and PSL 2. The development of technology for high strength pipeline steel such as X-80, X-100, and X-120 through thermo-mechanical process allowed a reduction in wall thickness and sometimes an improvement in corrosion resistance. However, the API 5L pipe is still susceptible to aqueous corrosion so inhibitor addition is[…]

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CMMS (asset management software) best practice for Scheduling in Oil and Gas Company

What is the CMMS best practice for scheduling? many people asking about CMMS best practice for scheduling in Oil and Gas Company.what are the difference between planning and scheduling? Planning is a set of Planner activities to prepare a job that will be conducted by a crew in a certain location. For example, a mechanic crew will conduct a boiler feed water pump overhaul in a Power Plant. In a planning phase, a planner will conduct some activities such as job assessment. is a boiler feed water pump overhaul need spare part? what are the spare parts? how many the spare part quantity? do we have the spare part in our warehouse? how many mechanic crew required to conduct a boiler feed water pump overhaul? do we need electrician crew to support the boiler feed water pump overhaul? do we need a heavy equipment like a crane to support the[…]

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how is separation process in oil and gas facilities

how is separation process in oil and gas facilities? many people do not understand how is separation process in oil and gas facilities. there are many steps take place during separation of crude oil in oil and gas facilities. In crude oil facilities, we separate crude oil from water, gas, sand and other impurities. the separation take place in many locations.   Crude oil separation process in oil and gas facilities – 1st step production fluid from well head will flow to a separation station, which some oil company call it as Gathering station. In this Gathering station, production fluid is separated to 3 fluid types: gas, liquid and sand. The first separation process is gas separation. the gas stream is separated from production fluid in a vertical pressure vessel separator. The gas stream go to top pressure vessel, and the rest production fluid flow to the bottom side. Crude[…]

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what are oil and gas facilities function?

what are oil and gas facilities function? there are many oil and gas facilities classification available. Some people classifying mechanical facilities into 2 large groups. Number one is Fixed equipment and the second is rotating equipment. According to this classification, mechanical engineer work in oil and gas company, sometime divided into 2 large group i.e mechanical engineer – fixed equipment and mechanical engineer – rotating equipment. Mechanical engineer- fixed equipment job is maintain the fixed equipment integrity, make sure the fixed equipment can be operated safely. these group also called as asset integrity engineer or mechanical integrity engineer. in opposite, mechanical engineer-rotating equipment job is maintain rotating equipment reliability.  This group is also known as Reliability engineer.   oil and gas facilities function- fixed equipment fixed equipment example are heat exchanger, pressure vessel, Boiler, tank, vent stack, stripper, column vessel, flare stack, vent stack, piping and pipelines. There are many[…]

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