New Technology and Research Keep Pipelines Operational and Safe

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Submar’s Revetment Mats Work in Every Environment

From land to water to deserts, Submar has a solution to fit your pipeline project. Our articulating concrete revetment mats are a cost-effective and long-term solution for pipeline operators across North America. Submar’s mats consist of flexible concrete elements connected by ultraviolet stabilized copolymer extruded fiber rope. The mats help with pipeline separation and erosion


A Look at Some of the Ways Research Drives Pipeline Safety

Historically pipelines are one of the safest methods to transport any number of volatile liquids. The pipelines that bring natural gas throughout the U.S. ensure the resource reaches homes and businesses without trucks, trains, or ships, therefore cutting down on the possibility something could go wrong en route to your home or business. In the


How to Prevent a Dangerous Situation

The U.S. has over 2.5 million miles of pipelines crisscrossing the country. As existing lines grow older, critics warn that the risk of accidents could increase. Many pipelines transport petroleum products and natural gas; some pipelines transport other hazardous products such as chemicals, highly volatile liquids, anhydrous ammonia, or carbon dioxide. Exposure to these products


How Satellite Technology is Helping to Keep Pipelines Safe

Increased competition and the rising regulations from the government have driven many of the technological improvements in the pipeline industry in recent years. Ageing pipeline systems are incurring higher operating costs to meet the rigid safety standards. Recent decades have shown a significant drop in pipeline accidents, such as oil spills or leakages, but have


Inside the Pipeline Monitoring Operation

Inside the Pipeline Monitoring Operation Pipeline companies use a wide variety of methods to monitor pipelines, from highly advanced technology to patrolling the pipeline right-of-way. Visual inspections are done regularly – either by walking, flying, or using drones – and the industry also uses electronic monitoring from high-tech control rooms and patrols inside the pipeline.


Anomaly – Integrity Digs: Our Services

Submar is committed to ensuring pipelines run safely and smoothly. When a routine inspection detects something out of the ordinary, something that may even result in a leak – it’s time to take action. Pipeline operators use smart pig technology to detect abnormalities quickly and effectively. Some anomalies include metal loss or corrosion, which could