Pipeline drains, vents, and purge points all play a valuable role in safe pipeline operations for filling, purging, and draining pipeline systems. Often, it is necessary to add such connections to the pipeline for modification, operating, or other reasons. TDW provides products and equipment necessary for drain, vent, and purge point installations, as well as the expertise to prepare for and complete the work safely, without disrupting product flow.
TDW solutions enable Hydrocarbon Processing operators to:
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In the Hydrocarbon Processing market, where hundreds or thousands of employees often work in close quarters, and capital investments may be in the hundreds of millions – or even low billions – of dollars, safe pipeline repairs are of utmost importance. TDW hot tapping technology provides operators safe, proven solutions for projects ranging from establishing purge points to placing a pig passage indicator or thermowell within a live line’s interior.
TDW technicians, who have the necessary certifications to work in refineries and industrial facilities, ensure the work is done efficiently with minimal interruption to product flow when operators seek the company’s services.
The tapping process calls for a low-pressure fitting, valve, tapping machine – all working together to provide a safe and effective solution for creating an access point into a pipeline. This access point can then be used for inserting small probes, such as TDW PIG-SIG® pig passage indicators, or a multitude of other small sensors.
Whether operators are purchasing equipment to perform their own hot tapping and isolation jobs or turning to TDW to execute the service for them, they can rely on the TDW line of equipment and consumables. For example, the T-101 machine is the industry standard for small tapping projects, and when operators purchase a T-101 machine directly from TDW, they have the option of receiving training as part of the TDW Training Department’s LineMaster™ program. TDW offers the highest quality of training, which aligns with U.S. Department of Transportation operator requirements.
TDW can also partner with operators before the work begins, providing consulting services to help them make optimum use of TDW products and services. TDW application engineers are recognized industry experts, ready to assist operators through each project phase – from start to finish.