Recently, Shell Oil Co. decided to replace more than 12 miles of a pipeline that carries crude petroleum from Central Valley California oil fields to Bay Area refineries. The decision was made after an investigation following two ruptures and spills in eastern Alameda County in 2015 and 2016. The following link provides more details on these spills. These types of failures can be prevented with a solid pipeline integrity program.
As pipelines age, many factors contribute to metal and weld fatigue. Some of these factors include erosion, corrosion, and thermal fatigue. Altiras Pipeline construction can provide integrity testing services to help ensure your pipeline continue to operate safely and minimize risks to community and environment.