Pipeline equipment is the set of tools required for the proper installation, operations and maintenance of the pipelines. A pipeline can be described as hollow cylinder through which fluids or gases are pumped or carried through. Thus, in order to have a smooth and constant flow of liquids or gases through a pipeline, various pipeline equipment are needed such as pumps, compressors, valves, pigging equipment, mandrels, etc.

Beningson explains Pipeline Equipment

The pipeline equipment can be divided into various sub categories such as:

  • Pipeline Installation Equipment
  • Pipeline Operations Equipment
  • Pipeline maintenance Equipment

Pipeline Installation Equipment – Some of the pipeline installation equipment used are as follows:

  • Pipelayer Machines
  • Pipe Bending Machines
  • Hydraulic Wedge Mandrels
  • Multipurpose tractors
  • Line up clamps
  • Pipeline rollers
  • Pipe Conveyor System
  • Roller Cradle
  • Vacuum Lifter
  • Pumps

Pipeline Operations Equipment – Some of the pipeline operation equipment that helps in smooth and continuous flow of liquids and gases are as follows:

  • Ball valves
  • Check valves
  • Butterfly valves
  • Gas Compressors
  • Reciprocating Pumps
  • Screw Pumps
  • Positive Displacement Pumps
  • Lobe Pumps
  • Pressure/Temperature Gauges
  • Metering skid
  • Squeeze off tools
  • Filters
  • SCADA system
  • PLC’s and Remote Terminal Units

Pipeline Maintenance Equipment – Some of the pipeline maintenance equipment used are as follows:

  • PIGs (Pipeline Intervention Gadgets)
  • Pig Launchers and Receivers


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