Don Santa, president and CEO of the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America, says his association’s Pipeline Safety Task Force’s Integrity Management Continuous Improvement (IMCI) team is implementing action plans that address the National Transportation Safety Board’s (NTSB) recommendations on the San Bruno, CA, natural gas pipeline incident.
Armadrillco Sideload Directional Drillheads feature a totally sealed transmitter compartment; hinged transmitter door; Arma-loc connecting system for securing the door; vertical tabs to counteract thrust and sideloads; the ability to utilize Flat Bits or Aggressive Claw Bit; threaded water hole allows for the use of various nozzle profiles; horizontal tab to counteract thrust and radial forces; Cross Pin Technology holds bits securely in place; 360-degree cushioning protects transmitter; and standard API threads for easy crossover to the drill string.
The latest available figures indicate a global pipeline construction market of more than 89,000 miles. Of these 49,488 miles account for projects in the planning and engineering phase and 39,745 miles are in various stages of construction.
REM Directional successfully installed three underground pipelines using the Direct Pipe method for the first time in the United States. The systems was used on a Florida horizontal directional drilling project that installed a natural gas pipeline under a highway.
Efficiency Production Inc., a leading manufacturer of trench safety equipment, is introducing its newest trench shielding and shoring equipment experts — Professional Shoring & Supply, based in Houston, TX.
PolyPipe Inc. recently became the first and only polyethylene pipe manufacturer in the United States to receive the Quality System Certification (QSC) issued by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).
Two House committees are attempting to combine slightly different pipeline safety bills while Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is preventing a Senate vote on a bill passed by the Commerce Committee last May. All three bills are moderate, and make changes around the edges of current law, both with regard to natural gas and oil pipelines.
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