Offshore Pipelines – Design Activities

Table of contents: 1. Pipelines requirements 2. What are Pipelines 3. Design Activities for Pipelines A. Pipeline Route selection B. Pipeline Material Selection C. Pipeline Coatings D. Pipeline Wall Thickness E. Pipeline Thermal Expansion F. Pipeline On-Bottom Stability Design G. Pipeline Free Span Analysis H. Cathodic Protection Design I. Pipeline Shore Approach J. Subsea Tie-in Spool This post covers topics ...

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Pivot Tables – Step by Step Guide

I will explain thoroughly how to create pivot tables using one of the real life (engineering ) example using MTO(Material Take-off) list. So let’s start pivoting using Microsoft excel 2010. You can see video here quickly which will show all required steps to create this pivot table. How-to: 1. Insert a pivot table 2. Select the data When you click ...

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7 Excel Functions You Must Know to Work Smarter

Ever wondered how your colleague quickly generated the pivot tables, graphs, or used text/string related functions in excel? It’s easy, it’s just a matter of knowing how it works. I will walk you through extremely useful excel functions required quite frequently while working on excel data. And these are must-know functions for every engineer. In this post, I will cover ...

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Maximum Allowable Stem Torque (MAST)

MAST (Maximum Allowable Stem Torque) We know ball valves (rotary valves) are used as ESDVs/BDVs in critical services like shutdown, isolation and blow down application. As an engineer we always ensure reliability and integrity of actuator and its components. However as far as stem components are concerned we either give little attention to mechanical integrity of stem or sometimes we ...

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Importance of Optical Fibre in Oil & Gas Sector

Optical Fibre

We all have heard about optical fibre and its wide applications in various industries. But many of us know very little about its features and reason for its usage in different applications. This post gives some brief knowledge & features of optical fibre used in oil and gas industry. 1. Optical Communication –became a part of daily life due to ...

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Solenoid Valve – An Electromagnetic Part Of A Control Valve

Introduction to solenoid valve The solenoid valve is an electromagnetic part of a control valve. A solenoid valve is an electromechanically operated valve used for controlling liquid or gas flow. Solenoid valves are the prime means of enabling/disabling air supply to pneumatic actuators and are a critical element in the pneumatic actuation circuits of single and double acting pneumatic actuators. ...

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Plant Design And Management System PDMS – An Overview

PDMS Overview

Table of contents: 1. Features Of PDMS 2. How PDMS is organized 3. Different Modules In PDMS Plant design management system (PDMS) and it’s related application provides a powerful suit of facilities for the creation analysis documentation of a real-life plant in three dimensional representation in a logically interconnected system. 1. Features Of Plant Design And Management System (PDMS) Concurrent ...

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Crude Oil Processing on Offshore Facilities

Table of contents: 1. PURPOSE 2. SCOPE 3. DEFINITIONS AND ABBREVIATIONS 3.1 Definitions 3.2 Abbreviations 4. DESCRIPTION 4.1 Overview Production 4.2 Product Specification 4.3 Crude Oil Processing 4.3.1 Wellhead and Manifold 4.3.2 Separation Gas & Liquid 4.3.3 Crude Oil Stabilization 4.3.4 Crude Oil Dehydration and Desalting 1.0 PURPOSE This design guide is prepared to provide basic information and consideration for ...

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Winterization: Protection Against Low Ambient Temperature

Table of contents: 1. PURPOSE 2. SCOPE 3. DESCRIPTION 3.1 Application of Winterization 3.2 Winterization Temperature 3.3 Methods 3.4 Application and extent of winterization 3.5 General Considerations for Heat Tracing PURPOSE This design guide provides the basic philosophy and an engineering methodology for developing and implementing Heat Tracing and Winterization design in Oil and Gas projects. SCOPE This guide covers ...

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