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Pipeline Integrity

Our pipeline integrity experts can help you understand and quantify your risks, estimate the economic useful life of your infrastructure, and select mitigation options to protect your valuable assets. Battelle also is an expert in corrosion mitigation and prevention, with innovative new technologies like a corrosion detection capsule and our handheld rapid field test for microbially influenced corrosion.

Applications

Many oil & gas companies need the ability to reliably assess and repair their pipeline infrastructure. Battelle’s services and technologies help them understand and mitigate corrosion issues, improve performance and streamline production.

Battelle can help you find accurate, defensible data for global registration.
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Features

Battelle’s highly specialized solutions include predictive data gather and utilization and chemistry and biology expertise to target investments and mitigate problems created by corrosion and other conditions.

Products

PipeAssess PI™
Estimate remaining pipeline life and predict axial crack growth under various operating scenarios with Battelle PipeAssess P.I. This innovative software can be used for all standard oil and gas transmission and distribution line-pipe sizes and grades to ensure regulatory compliance and to guide investment in infrastructure improvement. Learn more.

AutoTracker
This record-breaking software enables AUVs to detect and track a pipeline using existing payload sensors. The technology allows for improved inspection data, time-reductions due to fewer repeat missions and has the ability to reason logically when faced with multiple pipelines or unexpected burials. Learn more.

CoPilot
CoPilot remote operated vehicle (ROV) software allows a pilot to quickly plan a mission, allowing for greater control and accuracy. CoPilot permits pilot controlled auto-transit and stop-and-hover while providing automated sonar tracking and movement relative to a target, allowing the vehicle to inspect a point of interest with greater precision. Learn more.

Services

Our services include:

Risk Assessment
Understand and predict how your pipeline components will perform under certain operating conditions. Whether that is predicting anomaly growth and the subsequent reduction in pipe integrity or understanding threats of third party extrusion, seismic loads, or otherwise external loads, we give you accurate, objective data so you can make confident decisions about infrastructure investment. Learn more.

Corrosion Detection, Prevention and Mitigation
Protect your pipelines from the dangers of corrosion. Battelle is working to expand the understanding of corrosion processes and develop new technologies and materials that resist degradation in even the harshest environments. Learn more.

Technology Assessment

Need new technology solutions to address pipeline challenges? Battelle can help you identify the best technology solutions, analyze market opportunities for existing technologies, and evaluate the potential impact of emerging technologies on your business. Learn more.

Benefits

Battelle’s Pipeline Integrity services empowers Oil & Gas companies to prioritize regulatory requirements, mitigate risk and invest in new technologies. A safe, secure pipeline infrastructure leads to improved operations and lower risk.

Battelle’s PipeAssess PI™ Software Reduces Costs for Oil and Gas Pipeline Businesses

Mar 15, 2017, 08:28 AM
As pipelines age, understanding and assessing their integrity becomes even more important. Battelle has a solution to the problem of predicting when one of those problems will occur—axial cracks. The world’s largest independent R&D organization recently announced the release of PipeAssess PITM Axial Crack Software designed for oil and gas (O&G) pipeline companies to meet critical industry requirements and simplify decision making.
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Date : Mar 15, 2017, 08:01 AM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (March 15, 2017)—As pipelines age, understanding and assessing their integrity becomes even more important. Battelle has a solution to the problem of predicting when one of those problems will occur—axial cracks. The world’s largest independent R&D organization recently announced the release of PipeAssess PITM Axial Crack Software designed for oil and gas (O&G) pipeline companies to meet critical industry requirements and simplify decision making.

A demo for PipeAssess PI™ now is available for users to download.

The Battelle-built software is a user-friendly, customizable alternative to traditional O&G software packages. It incorporates important simulation elements such as user-defined hydrostatic tests, operating pressure profiles and attribute inputs (such as pipe geometry, material properties and crack geometry) to provide more complete and accurate life prediction as compared to other software solutions. 

The software provides highly reliable, physics-based modeling and prediction for axial crack growth in standard line-pipe sizes and grades, including pipes made of brittle, quasi-brittle and ductile steels. It considers multiple mechanisms for crack growth including time-dependent cracking during hydrostatic tests and fatigue cracking due to pressure cycles. 

PipeAssess PI™ aids pipeline integrity management by: 

  • Estimating safety margin
  • Estimating crack sizes after a hydrostatic test
  • Optimizing hydrostatic test design
  • Guiding re-inspection intervals
  • Supporting Maximum Operating Pressure (MOP) rating
  • Informing repair/replace decisions & field inspection schedule

About Battelle

Every day, the people of Battelle apply science and technology to solving what matters most. At major technology centers and national laboratories around the world, Battelle conducts research and development, designs and manufactures products, and delivers critical services for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio since its founding in 1929, Battelle serves the national security, health and life sciences, energy and environmental industries. For more information, visit www.battelle.org

Media Contacts

For more information contact Katy Delaney at (614)424-7208 or at delaneyk@battelle.org or contact T.R. Massey at (614) 424-5544 or at masseytr@battelle.org.

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