Founder and CEO of PipeSak, Geoff Conors presented: Buoyancy Control for Very Large Diameter Pipelines.

As we all know, oil and natural gas pipelines frequently require some form of buoyancy control – whether crossing open water bodies, swamps or, most frequently, below ground water tables. The larger the pipeline diameter, the greater the need.

This past year, the pipeline protection experts at PipeSak Incorporated (Canada) were asked to design and manufacture a weighting system, within extremely tight tolerances and constraints, to control the buoyancy of a set of three 84” OD water pipelines! The project proved not only challenging but ground breaking in many respects. Geoff Conors shared PipeSak’s small but critical component to the success of this important project.

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