Pre-Designed Work Flows

Work Flow Description Applications Financial Impact
UI and API Available
Pressure, Velocity, Flow (PVQ) Determines steady state pressure, volume and flow rate values at all points along a single pipeline or pipeline network system to support localized assessments and flow rate values at locations without installed measurement (back solve capability)
  1. Provides improved input data for assessment of pipeline features (corrosion, dents, cracks, etc.)
  2. Provides values for locations currently without sensing capability to aid in understanding optimal pipeline/network operating conditions
  3. Safely and efficiently understand impact of operational changes on pipeline features and network systems
  1. Reduction in direct assessment digs due to more accurate assessment data
  2. Cost savings associated with installation and maintenance of pipeline sensors
  3. Increase in pipeline and/or field production through better understanding of operating set points and impact of new well additions and/or well production rate changes
Particle Deposition Determines location, volume and weight of solid particles deposited/re-entrained in a single line pipeline system
  1. Provides information on particle deposition rate, disposition volume, particle location build up and re-entrainment rate over time
  2. Provides information on particle volume to be deposited in separator and/or storage tank
  3. Provides information to determine appropriate pigging programs cycles
  1. Improved pipeline production through understanding efficiency impact of particle deposition
  2. Optimization of maintenance cleaning pig frequency
  3. Optimization of separator and/or storage tank cleaning frequency
Effective Diameter Determines impact on throughput from internal debris build up
  1. Provides information on pipeline throughput impact due to internal debris build up
  2. Monitor pipeline product quality and consistency
  1. Improved pipeline production through understanding efficiency impact of particle deposition
  2. Optimization of maintenance cleaning pig frequency
Internal Corrosion Growth Rate Determines localized corrosion growth rates (Norsok 506 & DeWaard 95) for any point along a pipeline
  1. Provides improved input data for assessment of pipeline corrosion features by providing location specific internal corrosion growth rates
  2. Enables sensitivity analysis of internal corrosion growth rate impact based on the two industry standards
  1. Reduction in direct assessment digs due to more accurate assessment data
  2. Reduced risk of pipeline failure through better understanding of location specific internal corrosion growth rates
API Available Only
System Optimization Determines optimal operating conditions at all locations for a single line or network system based on the specific operating condition selected at any one location
  1. Provides information on operating conditions to achieve optimal system production
    Identifies pipeline system bottleneck locations
  2. Enables sensitivity analysis to impact of pipeline system change
  1. Increase in pipeline and/or field production through better understanding of operating set points
  2. Increase in pipeline and/or field production through identification of system bottlenecks
    Safely and efficiently assess impact of changes to operating set points
Liquid Hammer Determines the duration and pressure wave impact associated with closing/opening pipeline valves
  1. Provides information on pressure spikes and cycles resulting from valve position changes
    Identifies valve operating speeds to minimize pressure spikes and cycles
  1. Reduces reportable incidents associated with pipeline over-pressures and PSV activations resulting from pressure waves

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