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The Threat of Pipeline Circumferential Cracking 

Given the unique problems it poses, circumferential cracking severely threatens pipeline integrity management programmes as it traditionally has gone undetected. The increased discovery of such anomalies during dig programmes has spurred further development of inline inspection (ILI) tools for the…

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Signal from Operational Zones

In any given country, pipelines play an important role in providing the needed fuels for sustaining vital functions such as power generation, heating supply and transportation. But when pipelines are not adequately maintained, there is a tendency that they might turn to instruments of wastage. In Nigeria, pipeline and storage depots for the distribution of petroleum products are divided into five operational zones. They include Port-Harcourt, Warri, Mosimi, Kaduna and Gombe operational zones. These are administered by Pipelines and Products Marketing Company Limited (PPMC), a subsidiary of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), for easy distribution of products across the country... Source: Olowa, Peter. "Signal from Operational Zones." BusinessDay. Web. 9 Jun. 2014.

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