Pipeline leaks can be caused by a number of threats, such as third-party damage, corrosion, fitting or equipment failure.
TDW offers Gas Distribution operators a suite of solutions that allow the operator to isolate and bypass the damaged pipeline section while keeping the line in service. TDW enables operators to:
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Because critical pipeline repairs often call for hot tapping and plugging (HT&P) solutions, TDW offers Emergency Pipeline Repair Systems (EPRS) that help pipeline owners and operators respond promptly to crisis situations while minimizing their risks and losses.
TDW partners with clients to develop an EPRS customized to their unique environments, products, and pipelines. The process begins with a thorough risk assessment that considers every aspect of their operation, from pipeline pressure to proximity to high-consequence areas. From there, TDW develops the resulting data into a custom emergency response plan.
Once the plan is in place, TDW gathers the necessary equipment, including tapping machines, low-pressure fittings, valves, and isolation systems. As long as the EPRS is active, TDW stores the supplies and keeps the equipment well maintained and up-to-date – and ready when needed.
The ability to take a proactive approach to emergency pipeline repair has proven highly valuable in the Gas Distribution, where maintaining ongoing product flow is essential.
Investing in an EPRS allows pipeline owners and operators to mobilize their resources quickly and to promptly remedy emergency situations — from leaks to stuck pigs — with a HT&P solution. As a result, employees, the environment, and company assets are protected, and costly downtime is kept to a minimum.