Chris Bruton, Allied Pipeline Technologies Ltd., Canada, discusses over 25 years of HDPE internal lining for pipeline corrosion protection.
When it comes to pipeline infrastructure, let Allied Pipeline Technologies build it safe and make it last!
At Allied Pipeline Technologies (APTec), we strive to keep the oil industry safe for humans and the environment. As the industry grows and changes, this goal becomes increasingly important. For instance, public scrutiny of pipelines and a very small window of tolerance in terms of incidents produce the drive to not only advance operations but maintain the industry’s infrastructure. If we examine pipelines through or near water sources such as rivers, creeks and lakes, any damage to ecological habitats and the water itself can have lasting consequences. This is just one of numerous areas where the usage and implementation of liners can provide a secondary containment system.
Yet, the ever-growing demand for oil and gas is a reality, and this is not going anywhere anytime soon. By 2040, the world will need 32 percent more energy than is currently being produced (International Energy Agency, 2015). Increased oil production – particularly within the Canadian oil sands – will address this need (National Energy Board, 2016). It is also understood that pipelines are the safest, most efficient, and most reliable method of transporting the world’s most consumed natural resource (Natural Resources Canada, 2016). For these reasons, when it comes to pipeline infrastructure, let’s continue this trend. Build it safe and make it last.
Efforts to mitigate the risk of pipeline spills, exposure, and failure are an ongoing practice within the oil industry. In Alberta, such efforts have seen a 44 percent reduction in pipeline incidents over the last ten years (Alberta Energy Regulator, 2017). The service of pulling liners or high-density polyethylene into steel pipelines to provide internal corrosion protection was developed over 25 years ago. Such advancements mean there is a continued expectation to develop innovative technology that can prevent incidents and protect the environment.
APTec is at the forefront of these advancements. As a worldwide, specialized pipeline contractor, APTec installs products and provides services of the highest quality, integrity and reputation that will enhance the value of your operations. Our team can support the ever-improving stability of pipeline safety in your organization. APTec has grown to over 300 employees and completed projects throughout North America, South America, and the Middle East. We pride ourselves on working with companies and individuals to implement solutions for protecting new pipelines against corrosion and abrasion or extending and rehabilitating existing pipelines.
If you would like to learn more about how APTec’s capabilities can serve your organization, please contact us through our website, or feel free to contact a team member directly via LinkedIn.
The emphasis and concern on the safety of pipelines and their environmental impact and exposure today is considerable.
The recent publication of the AER initiative towards better performance, pipeline integrity, and monitoring has made this even more prevalent and transparent especially to the public.
Allied Pipeline Technologies focus is developing and implementing solutions for corrosion/abrasion protection of your new pipeline, and rehabilitation of existing pipeline with no-dig methods. The secondary containment system and best practices defense against internal corrosion will bring forward significant value to new and existing infrastructure. Whether it be extending the life and integrity to an existing pipeline or combating lines with sour gas, water-cut oil, salt water, or high-pressure with corrosive capabilities, APTec can find solutions and work with your company to tackle these projects. APTec Canada supplies and installs the tight fit HDPE SURE-Liner™ System for high or low pressure applications and all types of service (H2S, Injection, Emulsion, Tailings, Slurry, Dry/Wet Gas, Fresh/Salt Water, and more). APTec Canada also installs with a variety of composite products to be installed as Slip-liners for applications that cannot rely on the host line for integrity.
The new system implemented through the acquisition of Aztec Liner Systems by APTec Canada is called the “SURE-Liner™ System” used to obtain a tight fit installation. This system is highly innovative, and has operational improvements over other liner technology in the marketplace today. The combination of the two organizations has brought a wealth of expertise, technology, and innovative refinements to a proven and industry leading process.
SURE™-Liner pipe is sized larger in diameter than the inside diameter of the steel pipeline and is radially compressed (rolled down) during the insertion process. In order to obtain a tight-fit liner APTec Canada has refined the Powered Roller Box – the newest generation of power roller reduction equipment. The power and design of the roller reduction results in more pushing power, longer pull lengths, fewer connections, and most importantly less stress on the liner pipe during installation.
Moving towards spring break-up we welcome the opportunity to meet and discuss your pipeline protection or rehabilitation needs and work towards defending your pipeline assets and keeping your revenue streams flowing.