There are many offerings for both above- and below-ground pipeline isolation. But only certain designs may be appropriate, considering the varied applications that pipelines have, changing conditions, and the need to design for a sustainable future.
In this recently released webcast hosted by GPT Industries (Wheat Ridge, Colorado, USA), senior product manager Tim Hurley and product manager Alex Grimmer offered a deep dive into materials, design, and practices.
Their objective is to provide the audience with a much clearer view on what will optimize the isolation in pipelines not only for today, but in the future. A review of flange isolation kits, as well as monolithic isolation joints, is provided in the webcast.
Fundamental flaws that once were unnoticed due to mundane applications are now becoming more critical to pipeline performance due to additive chemicals, oil and gas extraction technologies, oil and gas makeup, and a lack of resources, GPT explains.
Fortunately, there are products available today that can not only dramatically minimize the effects of these changes while protecting pipelines in the coming years, but they will also concurrently ensure that the pipeline is operating more safely.
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Source: Materials Performance Webcasts, www.materialsperformance.com/webinars.
ABOUT THE PRESENTERS
Tim Hurley, senior product manager, is a 34-year employee of GPT in the sealing and isolation products business. He holds two patents, has a BS degree in Marketing from the Rochester Institute of Technology, and an MBA in Marketing from Crouse-Hinds Management School/Syracuse University. Hurley is PCIM certified and is the author of articles in World Pipelines, Materials Performance, Middle East Oil Review, and Corrosionpedia.
Alex Grimmer, product manager, is a five-year employee in construction and isolation products with GPT. He is currently working on new product development projects and research in isolation applications. He holds a B.A. degree in supply chain management from the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University. He is NACE CP1 certified.
GPT is the world’s leading manufacturer of critical service flange systems, electrical flange isolation kits (for cathodic protection and galvanic corrosion prevention) and isolation joints for the oil and gas production, processing, gas transmission, pipeline, power generation, and utility industries. GPT products are approved and in use by virtually all of the major international oil and gas operators, engineering contractors and gas transmission companies.