Pipeline Equities
PO Box 571977
Houston, Texas 77257
Phone: 713-623-0690

Pipeline Recovery

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Damage Assessment

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Pipeline Appraisal

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Understanding Different Coating Options for Line Pipes and Their Benefits

Line pipes are coated to protect them from corrosion, abrasion, and environmental factors.  It extends their lifespan and maintains operational efficiency. If you are looking to purchase coated line pipe, contact us today!

Line Pipe Coating Options:

  • Fusion-bonded epoxy (FBE) Coating is a thermosetting resin that provides excellent corrosion protection to line pipes. You apply it as a powder and it melts onto the surface when heated, forming a hard, protective layer. Benefits include good chemical resistance, high adhesion, and durability.
  • 3-Layer Polyethylene (3LPE) / 3-Layer Polypropylene (3LPP) Coatings consist of a fusion-bonded epoxy primer, a copolymer adhesive, and a top layer of polyethylene or polypropylene. They offer superior mechanical protection, excellent resistance to moisture and chemicals, and high impact strength.
  • Polyurethane (PU) Coatings provide exceptional resistance against abrasion, chemicals, and corrosion. They offer flexibility and adhesion, making them suitable for harsh environments where mechanical stresses are common.
  • Coal Tar Enamel (CTE) Coatings have been used historically but are less common due to environmental concerns. They offer excellent resistance to water, soil, and chemicals, providing reliable protection against corrosion.
  • Internal Coatings (Cement Mortar Lining, Epoxy) are applied on the inner surface of pipes to prevent corrosion from transported fluids. Cement mortar linings and epoxy coatings protect against corrosive substances carried within the pipeline.

Coatings act as a barrier against corrosion, preventing pipe surface damage and ensuring a longer lifespan.  Coatings like PU and 3LPE/3LPP provide resistance to abrasion, maintaining the integrity of the pipes in rugged environments.  Certain coatings are formulated to resist the effects of various chemicals transported through the pipelines.  Smooth coatings reduce friction within the pipes, improving flow efficiency and reducing pumping requirements.

Many line pipe coatings guard against soil, water, and atmospheric elements, minimizing the environmental impact of pipelines.

The choice of coating depends on factors like the environment, transported substances, operational conditions, and regulatory compliance. Proper surface preparation and application techniques are essential to ensure the effectiveness of the chosen coating. Additionally, regular inspection and maintenance are crucial to monitor coating integrity and address any issues promptly, ensuring the continued performance of the line pipes.

Pipeline Equities supplies new ERW and seamless line pipes ranging from 2″ to 20″ sourced from both domestic and international mills. Our direct sales approach enables significant cost savings on coated and non-coated line pipes.

Additionally, we specialize in offering cost-effective used and rehabilitated line pipes in different sizes, serving as the primary source. Our pipes are available cleaned, beveled, recoated, and prepared for immediate installation.

We have coated and racked new pipe ready to load.

Structural pipe is available for construction, piling, and general tubular steel use in truckload quantities.

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Pipeline Recovery Manual

A complete guide to the business of recovering out of use pipelines

Sign up for our free newsletter to receive your complimentary copy of our Pipeline Recovery Manual that explains our entire process for recovering or salvaging idled or abandoned pipelines.

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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Pipeline Appraisal Handbook

The Definitive How-To Guide on Establishing Values for Pipelines

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.

This handbook draws from 45 years of experience.

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.