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[…]

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PODS – Pipeline Open Data Standard

PODS pipeline open data standard Good morning for engineers or other professions related to pipeline and data management. After the pipeline operates, the pipeline data becomes very important because it deals with process safety and personal safety around the pipeline. To create a good pipeline data management, we need the cooperation of several professions, that is Pipeline engineer Geodetic engineer IT engineer Inspection Engineer Database engineer Software for PODS Pipeline Open Data Standard What data is needed for the pipeline? very much… design information, operational condition,  inspection results , history of pipeline repair, drawing, pipeline material, pipeline size etc. Due[…]

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Process Flow Diagram (PFD) – Piping and Instrument Diagram (PID)

Process Flow Diagram or Piping and instrument diagram For an engineer, the drawing is everything. An engineer must understand all drawing i.e Process Flow Diagram (PFD), Piping and Instrument Diagram (PID), Isometric drawing, engineering drawing, manufacture drawing, welding-map drawing or As-built drawing. Engineer who cannot read drawing can be considered as a blind engineer. Which drawing is the most important? Every drawing is important, depending on the purpose we use it. PFD-Process Flow Diagram is a helicopter view of a plant. From this drawing, we can see the production process in general, the stage of production and capacity in every[…]

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Introduction to Pipeline Code ASME B31.4

The most popular pipeline code in the industry is ASME B31.4. Mechanical engineer is required to understand this code if he want to be hired by Oil and Gas Company. Basically ASME B31.4 specifies requirements for design, material selection, construction / assembly procedures, inspection / testing, and maintenance of liquid pipe systems between fields or production facilities, tank farms, above or underground storage facilities, processing plants natural gas, refineries, pumping stations, ammonia plants, terminals (marine, railway, and truck), and other delivery and receiving points, as well as fluid-carrying pipelines in pumping stations, tank farms and terminals associated with piping systems[…]

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