Pipeline Information and Facts

How does the PNGTS Pipeline work? Natural gas travels from producing regions in Canada to PNGTS’s consumers through its high capacity pipeline. During transportation and storage, natural gas is compressed to save space. Current pipelines have the ability to compress natural gas to nearly 1,500 psi, but PNGTS operates closer to 1,100 psi. The PNGTS pipeline is made of high-strength welded steel and is designed to operate safely at pressures up to 1,440 psi. The pipe was tested at even higher pressure levels before being…

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Oil & Gas Industry BOOMING for Recent College Grads

  “College graduates are a hot commodity in the oil and gas industry. As demand for oil and gas continues to rise, the industry looks to the next generation of geoscientists and engineers to solve the energy issues of tomorrow. Through advanced internship programs, concentrated college recruitment campaigns, extensive training curricula and open-communication mentoring, oil and gas companies are ensuring the future of the industry. There are a number of reasons why the need is so great for new talent in the oil and gas…

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TYPES OF STAINLESS STEEL FOR BREWING

“Stainless steel is an alloy steel with a bright, long-lasting, silvery finish. The alloy has a 11-26% chromium base, with various percentages of nickel added to increase toughness and titanium added to increase weld ability. Those most common to brewing are 304 and 316 stainless steel. Kegs are usually made from these materials. Both 304 and 316 have very good corrosion-resistance properties and are easily welded.” Global Valve and Controls provide valves and controls provide highly capable and reliable service in catalyst slurry, gasification, hot…

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VENOCO TO BUILD PIPELINE IN CALIFORNIA: APPROVAL!

Venoco Inc. said Monday that a subsidiary has received final approval to build a pipeline in California. The Denver energy company said the pipeline will reduce transportation costs from the South Ellwood field and reach more refineries. That will allow the company to realize $5 to $7 more per barrel of oil it produces. Venoco also said capital spending will range between $200 million and $250 million this year. That amount includes the construction of the pipeline and retaining rigs for various drilling projects. Venoco’s…

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Bottling with compressed air

Hybrid industries have to be able to rely on automation at the points when continuous production changes to discrete production. And the pneumatic systems will not let them down: Controlled DFM drives, DNC standard cylinders or ADVU compact cylinders perform their service indefatigably when it comes to gripping bottles or crates, lifting them or transporting them onwards. They can be reliably controlled by compact CPV valve terminals. The pneumatic solutions are to be found in crate sorting systems, palette-loading robots, in bottle washing machines and,…

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Accidents during Construction

How does the PNGTS Pipeline work? Natural gas travels from producing regions in Canada to PNGTS’s consumers through its high capacity pipeline. During transportation and storage, natural gas is compressed to save space. Current pipelines have the ability to compress natural gas to nearly 1,500 psi, but PNGTS operates closer to 1,100 psi. The PNGTS pipeline is made of high-strength welded steel and is designed to operate safely at pressures up to 1,440 psi. The pipe was tested at even higher pressure levels before being…

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Is Obama Dismantling the Trans-Alaska Pipeline?

The popular conservative website The Daily Caller ran with the sensational headline Thursday entitled “Pipe Down,” followed with a photo of the Trans-Alaska pipeline snaking its way right toward the reader. The story led with the following paraphrase of U.S. Rep. Doc Hastings, the feisty Republican who chairs the House Resource Committee: “The Obama administration is setting the stage for the dismantling of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline and poses the greatest threat to its existence today,” so the lede goes. The pipeline is indeed in danger…

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