Little-Known Facts About the Cost of Corrosion

According to a study by the U.S. Federal Highway Administration, it’s estimated that the direct cost of corrosion in the United States in 2002 was roughly $276 billion, which is equivalent to 3% of the Nation’s GDP. While many industrial manufacturers may not be aware of this, corrosion costs a lot of money and can […]

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Pros and Cons: Piping Systems

According to the Department of Transportation, the U.S. has over 2.6 million miles of pipeline that safely delivers trillions of cubic feet of natural gas plus hundreds of billions of tons/miles of liquid petroleum products each year. Clearly, piping systems provide a valuable way of transporting liquid items from point A to point B. That […]

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What You Didn’t Know About Forged Steel

Forged steel is an alloy of iron and carbon compressed under intense pressures to make an extremely strong and hard alloy metal. The process of forging involves heating steel up to very high temperatures. Typically, this is between 800°C and 1000°C although it can also be done at room temperature in a process known as […]

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The Hidden Dangers of Piping Systems

Although pipeline systems remain the most cost-effective and efficient way of transporting oil and natural gas, they still carry some risks. Some risks associated with pipeline systems are not always clear. So, in this article, we explore the topic in detail while also touching on the benefits of high-strength forged products for pipeline installation and […]

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The Whats, Whys, and Hows of Carbon Steel

When it comes to carbon steel, there are a few things you should know. Steel is an alloy of iron and carbon. The carbon makes up only a few tenths of a percent of the steel, but it enhances its strength and fracture resistance. Stainless steel has better resistance to corrosion and oxidation thanks to […]

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Top Three Types of Pipelines

There are different types of pipelines, and each serves a different purpose. The length, diameter, standard dimensions, and pressure handling abilities of each pipeline are closely linked to its purpose. According to Science Direct, the diameter of pipelines ranges anywhere from a few inches to 40 inches. Here are the top three types of pipelines […]

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How Does Crude Oil Flow Work?

For thousands of years, man has extracted crude oil from beneath the earth’s surface to be processed into fuel and other useful objects such as plastic, asphalt, solar panels, and nylon. Millions of barrels are extracted daily and transported using pipelines, trucks, ships, and trains. This blog looks into the processes involved in transporting crude […]

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Pipeline Flow and Pressure Importance

The pipe flow is always a closed conduit flow in the oil and gas business. As the world’s energy demand grows, experts and academics will spend years trying to grasp the complexities of flows in pipelines and tubes used in the industry. The proper pressure vessel openings are required to ensure safety and convenience of […]

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How Does Pipeline Transport Work?

It is a well-known fact that pipelines are an excellent way to transport fuel and other materials. However, what people may not know is how they work. The pipes are specially designed to hold up under pressure so that the gas or liquid can be transported without spilling out of the pipe or leaking through […]

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Pipeline Safety Regulations Explained

It’s not always easy to understand pipeline safety regulations. According to the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, only 5% of gas-gathering pipelines are now covered by PHMSA safety standards. To help increase your understanding, this blog post discusses everything you need to know about pipeline safety regulations. 1. What Are Pipeline Safety Regulations and […]

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