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As the go-to engineering partner for pipeline operators in the Midwest, HT Engineering is committed to sharing our latest thinking about innovations, regulatory changes, and other critical issues impacting the ways in which pipelines are designed, constructed, operated and maintained. Get access to our views and ideas here.
In 2023, ADV Integrity acquired another leading player in the industry: HT Engineering. This acquisition resulted in ADV forming four […]Read the Article
To improve the safety of the public, the environment, and pipeline assets, PHMSA has strongly encouraged pipeline operators to move […]Read the Article
Pipeline operators are required to maintain documentation for their assets, including records of design, construction, inspection, testing, and maintenance. This […]Read the Article
In many rural communities across the country, there are people who toil away in quite ordinary occupations – furniture salespeople, mechanics, insurance agents and others. But when needed, like mild-mannered Clark Kent becoming Superman, they jump into an entirely different role as volunteer firefighters, search and rescue team members, or First Aid workers. When the crisis is met, they return to their usual daily routine.Read the Article
Pipeline expertise is helping to solve one of the most important aspects of reducing carbon in the atmosphere – carbon emissions from agriculture. Widely accepted figures show that food production is responsible for a quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions, and of that portion, 31 percent comes from livestock and fish farming.Read the Article
“There’s no way that pipeline segment requires 60 digs,” we thought as we reviewed an ILI tool vendor’s final report. Our team at HT Engineering had worked on that line over the course of multiple integrity cycles and were very familiar with it. We had a pretty good idea of what to expect from an Ultrasonic Crack Detection (UTCD) tool on this pipeline, but this wasn’t it.Read the Article
Assessing the integrity of idled lines can present unexpected challenges – particularly when it comes to running inline inspection (ILI) tools through the nitrogen that is used to monitor idle lines for leaks and as a blanket to protect them from corrosion.Read the Article
It was a relatively straightforward redesign of some piping to improve the functionality of a metering and pig launching station. The project included designing a pressure equalization runaround – a one-inch line to divert product around a 16-inch valve to allow refilling of the pig trap. We developed the design to meet regulatory requirements, client standards and operations preferences, and provided the drawings to the client’s construction team. We supported the client during construction, helping to resolve a couple of issues and answering several questions along the way. But the runaround posed no problems.Read the Article