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Pipeline Technology

Pipeline Technology

Testing your Long-Distance Pipelines to the Max

Long-distance pipelines - whether you are involved in the planning, building, or operating of one – demand certified safety standards during design and installation and regular technical monitoring to ensure smooth operation. Our experts use state-of-the-art methods to test and evaluate the pipes connected to your pressure vessels, reactors, and pumps. This helps ensure that your entire plant achieves its maximum service life.

Benefits at a Glance

With custom solutions for pipelines and long-distance pipeline systems from TÜV Rheinland, you can:

  • Enhance your legal security and reduce liability claims
  • Optimize your processes and ensure trouble-free operation
  • Reduce your construction costs even during the planning phase
  • Ensure that your plant and equipment maintain their value and provide maximum service life
  • Identify hidden defects and material wear early on
  • Take advantage of our many years of experience

Our Testing and Consulting Services

  • Selection of the optimum pigging system for each field of use
  • Support and monitoring of pigging operations – from calibration and evaluation of data to review and acceptance of inspection reports
  • Review of pigging procedures and assessment of pig suitability
  • Evaluation of pigging operations and assessment of defect locations
  • Evaluation of operational safety
  • Location of leaks
  • Assessment for pressure level increases
  • Construction supervision
  • Service life estimate
  • Maintenance planning
  • Recommendations for optimizing renovation and modernization programs
  • Recommendations on careful operation to reduce wear, on minimization of pressure fluctuation loads and on extension of remaining service life

Our Test Standards

  • Ordinance on high-pressure gas pipeline (Verordnung über Gashochdruckleitungen Gashochdruckverordnung (Gas HL-VO))
  • Regulations for long-distance pipelines (Rohrfernleitungsanlagenverordnung (RohrFLtgV))
  • Water management code and regulations for storing hazardous substances (Gesetz zur Ordnung des Wasserhaushalts and Verordnung über Anlagen zum Umgang mit Wassergefährdenden Stoffen (WHG/VAwS))
  • Industrial safety and health regulations (Betriebssicherheitsverordnung (BetrSichV))
  • Hazardous incident regulations (Störfall-Verordnung (StörfallVO))

Reference Cases

pdf Reference Case: Inspection of Golden Joints, Netherlands 85 KB Download

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