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Old 12-12-2019, 01:38 AM   #1
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Possible Pipeline Rupture


I've worked in the oil and gas industry since 2002.
I've discovered a pipeline that I believe will rupture due to inadequate stucture of management in regards to protecting personal. This led to the design and fabrication of the pipeline having faults. Mainly the welding of said fabricated pipeline.
This pipeline is in a large LNG plant.
I would require proof of a design error before submitting it to the proper means of dealing with this error.
Especially because my life will generally be effected. As well as those of friends and their families.
If I'm wrong, it's on me for causing a stir. ****, one has to ask right ? and I've asked before to no avail.
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Old 12-12-2019, 08:34 AM   #2
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I Know a guy who's involved with designing cogen plants. Shall I inquire on your behalf?

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I'm not a pipeline engineer but that's a saddle supporting the pipe, not for connecting two sections of pipe. The wall thickness of the pipe is really that thick?
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What are you asking?
Considering filing as a "whistleblower"?
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yeah sure, that would be great.
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I'm not a pipeline engineer but that's a saddle supporting the pipe, not for connecting two sections of pipe. The wall thickness of the pipe is really that thick?
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yeah sure, that would be great.
hey hi, yes the saddle is a support. it for some reason had the design modified during construction and is welded all the way around. yes it's about 59mm thick.
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What are you asking?
Considering filing as a "whistleblower"?
or....... BBQ ??
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What are you asking?
Considering filing as a "whistleblower"?
or....... BBQ ??
im asking if the line is going to rupture in the future. it's in operation now.
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I Know a guy who's involved with designing cogen plants. Shall I inquire on your behalf?
yeah sure, that would be great.
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yeah sure, that would be great
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I don't quite understand what your trying to say.

If you question the safety of the pipeline due to design issues, speak to the EOR.

If you question the safety due to the welding, ask the CWI that inspects the work there and see what they say.

If this is a legit pipeline install I would assume the work was engineered and inspected. It would make sense to ask those involved.

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They are putting in a pipeline near me right now.

One day driving by and stuck in traffic since one lane was closed, I looked at the pipe.

EVERY single joint had the date, exact time, who welded it, and who inspected it written on the joint.

Pretty good accountability I thought as I was sitting there.

But then I thought, well if it blew, I don't think you'll be able to read who welded and inspected that joint.
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All I can say is that I've never seen pipe wall that's almost 2.5" thick . That would take a zillion passes to fill that v groove. What's the diameter of the pipe?
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really ? I've put together heaps of it. yeah I just stick it together mostly then the welders come along. all stick.
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I don't quite understand what your trying to say.

If you question the safety of the pipeline due to design issues, speak to the EOR.

If you question the safety due to the welding, ask the CWI that inspects the work there and see what they say.

If this is a legit pipeline install I would assume the work was engineered and inspected. It would make sense to ask those involved.

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hey, yeah basically I just want to verify if there is a design error before I do that.
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All I can say is that I've never seen pipe wall that's almost 2.5" thick <img src="http://img.contractortalk.com/smilies/eek.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Eek" class="inlineimg" />. That would take a zillion passes to fill that v groove. What's the diameter of the pipe?
really ? I've put together heaps of it. yeah I just stick it together mostly then the welders come along. all stick fill.
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hey, yeah basically I just want to verify if there is a design error before I do that.


So you think asking on an internet forum people you have never met is your best first approach? I'd think taking this right to the people who count is where you need to go. If they are a legitimate company, they will be happy to address a problem before it erupts into something catastrophic.


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the pipeline near where I live has xrays of all welds and the trench was 20ft deep or more
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You're going to feel pretty silly if it does blow and you could have saved the town...


Why not just mention it?
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hey, yeah basically I just want to verify if there is a design error before I do that.
So you think asking on an internet forum people you have never met is your best first approach? I'd think taking this right to the people who count is where you need to go. If they are a legitimate company, they will be happy to address a problem before it erupts into something catastrophic.


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