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Are You Ready? PHMSA Issues New  Rules to Overhaul Pipeline Safety

Are You Ready? PHMSA Issues New Rules to Overhaul Pipeline Safety

In September 2019, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) published the “Mega Rule”. Part of these new regulations focus on the design, construction and operation of hazardous liquid transmission pipelines throughout the U.S. Read further...
How Do Depth-Of-Cover Surveys Protect Pipelines?

How Do Depth-Of-Cover Surveys Protect Pipelines?

Installing and maintaining a hydrocarbon pipeline is a complex, regulated task. Human and environmental safety is paramount, and proper geographical and depth placements are vital. Companies like Audubon Field Solutions depend on new technologies and years of industry...
Brownfield Engineering: The Life Line for Ailing, Aging Pipelines

Brownfield Engineering: The Life Line for Ailing, Aging Pipelines

This is the fourth blog post in our series on pipeline integrity management. To read the third post, click here.  Caring for pipelines is a major engineering challenge. This is especially true for the aging U.S. pipeline infrastructure. Once a pipeline is in the...
Managing Threats That Compromise Pipeline Integrity

Managing Threats That Compromise Pipeline Integrity

In general, threats that compromise pipeline integrity are categorized into three groups: time-dependent threats, time-independent threats, and stable threats. Each presents unique challenges that must be overcome in order to ensure safe and efficient transmission of...