Most pipelines have some sort of coating. If proper procedures are undertaken, the coatings can be removed on location or the removed pipeline can be transported to a cleaning yard. Our responsible recovery crews are environmentally certified and educated to handle coating waste in case the coating turns out to be hazardous.
After the coating is removed, the pipe is checked for bends, bows, dents, and dings. Roundness and straightness is also to be ascertained. Pipe should be separated at this stage to determine the better pipe that might be ready to ship to a customer or that might need additional attention. No matter how competent an operator might be, damages will occur, and externally the pipe can be dented or dinged with the track hoe forks or shoe during the removal process.
Sometimes the pipe could be bowed intentionally when laying and need to be straightened. Customers want round and straight pipe, and it is much more economical to load and transport straight pipe. Beveling of each end where the pipe was cut during removal is necessary if the pipe is to be re used as line pipe. Some pipeline recovery crews may be able to rehabilitate excavated pipelines at the removal site by using portable de-denters, pipe straighteners, beveling machines.
Alternatively, there are pipe service yards in various parts of the country that have the expertise and equipment to handle most jobs. If the pipe coating has not been severely damaged beyond repair, the pipe will go directly to a coating facility or threading facilities depending on the intended use for the excavated pipe.
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You will see how we deal with landowners regarding notification and recordings. How to draft a contract of sale with models by: Exxon, Texaco, Koch and others and pictures showing actual work in process.
The manual shows Pipeline Equities job references, right of way releases, agreements and the history and background of Pipeline Equities and managing partner David Howell. These references touch on parts of the six million feet of line removed or handled by the company over the past twenty years.
A line pipe table describing various weights, grades, and pressure ratings of ERW and seamless line pipe is included. This section is an indispensable tool for anyone doing operational word with line pipe.
Also included are extensive glossaries of pipe, pipeline, and right of way terms.
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This handbook written by David Howell, managing partner of Pipeline Equities is the basic text of any pipeline valuation. All of the essential factors for establishing the value of a pipeline are discussed along with exclusive proprietary formulas and tables essential to a certified appraisal.
Also included are 32 pages of pipe weight and grades tables that cover virtually any situation which might be encountered regarding line pipe requirements. Additionally you’ll find an extensive glossary of pipe, pipeline and right of way terminology is part of the Handbook.
Subjects include: Replacement, Right of Way, Surface Inventory, Throughput, Salvage/Recovery, and comparable sales histories to name a few of the basic factors of pipeline appraisal.
The author recognized a need for a report or “how to” manual for properly appraising pipelines and pipeline right of ways. Currently the work is being done by accounting firms, engineers, and real estate appraisers.
Howell has forty-five years experience in many sectors of the petroleum industry from drilling contractor and oil and gas operator to pipe and supply distribution throughout the world. He has published Tradex Equipment magazine, the Whole World Oil Directory, and the Texas Oil Register.
For the past twenty years, Howell has been almost exclusively engaged in pipeline sales and acquisition, appraisal, removal for salvage, environmental remediation and general pipeline operations.
Howell currently serves on board of the Pipeline Appraisal Institute and is a member of the International Right of Way Association. Howell is a graduate of Texas A&M University – Kingsville and a native of Alice, Texas. He is currently residing in Houston and is the managing partner of Pipeline Equities.