Kleinfelder provided services for the process and mechanical/piping engineering and design of a temporary piping and tankage system to safely withdraw crude oil from an operating piping for the purpose of simulating a pipeline leak.
Kleinfelder conducted a thorough review of the client’s standards to ensure compliance with required standards as well as to ensure all deviations were documented and accepted. A new fluid withdrawal procedure was developed specifically for this test. An engineering review and HAZOP were conducted along with static and dynamic stress analyses on the temporary piping system. An experienced stress engineer oversaw test set up to evaluate any field changes to the design and to validate the installation.