The Oil and Gas industry is well-known for its gigantic infrastructure. The foundation of this vast infrastructure lies in the articles and equipment used. When we talk about the articles, we also consider the supporting framework. Supporting frameworks serve the bigger purpose as they carry out the major load-bearing activities. One such crucial supportive framework is the Flange.
As per reports, India is the third-largest consumer of energy in the world. It is believed that natural gas consumption will increase by three-fold or more by the end of this decade. Though there have been shortcomings in the light of the pandemic, there is constant progress towards resolving revenue issues for India’s Oil and gas sector.
The oil and gas sector is one of the massive sectors in the world, and has a vast supply chain for all the necessary activities. As we have already discussed the Upstream sector in the previous blog, let’s understand the midstream section.
As you already know, the supply chain of oil and gas is divided into three zones or sectors – Upstream, Midstream, Downstream.
A piping engineer is one of the most sought-after designations in the oil and gas industry. The designation may look very attractive but getting there sometimes becomes an uphill task due to the responsibilities, knowledge and skills required. Theoretical knowledge is essential, but practical knowledge holds a similar place as well.
Anything that we see around us is a miracle of technological advancement. In the Oil and gas industry, welding plays a crucial role in every aspect. Welding, as it sounds, is much more complex than our imaginations due to the extension of different branches. Welding cannot be considered a single entity as it attributes to many interdependent functionalities. For successful welding, many factors need to be considered, such as weld quality, weld …
We all know that non-destructive testing is crucial to understand various aspects of the weld, such as weld strength, quality and material. But, one critical step that should be undertaken before carrying out non-destructive testing is Visual Testing or Visual Inspection.
Visual Inspection is the first non-destructive test method that is carried out to confirm the absence of any material or dimensional defects in pressure vessels.
This test is mainly carried out to detect discontinuities associated with structural failure methods.
In the previous blog on P & ID drawings, we have discussed only a segment of engineering drawing necessary in the oil and gas industry. In P & ID, it was mostly about piping design. However, another segment of drawing deals with the replication of 3d models that the members can understand at a construction site.
Engineering drawing is a critical aspect in oil and gas courses for mechanical engineers. Different types of engineering drawing enhance the functionality of various equipment and structures in the oil and gas industry. Out of the different types of drawings used, we will discuss the Piping & Instrumentation Diagram or P&ID drawing.