Novel Isolation Approach Brings Speed, Safety, and Security to Pipeline Valve Replacement


"When a pipeline valve needs to be replaced, safety and speed are key considerations. This was the case for an oil and gas operator working off the coast of Australia. The operator needed to replace a blowdown valve on a spool filled with hydrocarbons on one of its offshore platforms. They wanted to avoid the conventional process that requires flushing, purging, and then drying the entire spool volume prior to performing the changeout, all of which would add a great deal of time and money to the project."