Petroleum/Oil became the dominant fuel of the 20th century and an integral part of the world economy. Oil companies face daily different challenges from exploration to distribution. Pipelines are one of the most important ways to transport oil to the refineries and clients. It is also a dangerous activity that shall be covered by all the security procedures. The substantial amount of crude oil and petroleum products transported by pipelines continues to grow and shows no sign of slowing.
In 2013, liquid petroleum pipelines transported nearly 15 billion barrels of crude oil and petroleum products in the United States, said by the Association of Oil Pipe Lines, U.S. Liquids Pipeline Usage and Mileage Report (October 2014). The extensive network of crude oil pipelines in the world and several significant oil pipeline incidents in recent years show the risks and impacts associated with pipeline oil transportation. Hundreds of other pipeline ruptures that have occurred worldwide have caused damage in varying degrees to the environment, as well as disruption to local residents and economies. The number of failures has been increasing public awareness of pipeline safety and has drawn attention to the vulnerability of this kind of oil transportation. Asel-Tech’s technologies can help oil transportation industry, please check our products and feel free to contact us for any further information.