pipeline leaks and ruptures

pipeline leaks & ruptures

Arc's expertise with pipelines lies in the determination of "when" the leak occurred. Conclusively establishing this timeline is an intricate process and often requires combined input from metallurgical and facility design engineers. Other areas of pipeline expertise include the following:

  • pipeline integrity
  • hydro-geology
  • agrology
  • biology
  • air photo interpretation

A common technical issue that exists with pipeline leaks is that exit velocities are much greater than normal pipeline flow. Complexity is greatly increased when combined with erosion/corrosion influences. Fortunately, this is just the kind of challenge that has advanced and heightened Arc's expertise.

Arc's erosion-corrosion apparatus is available to assist in pipeline leak investigations and research.