New pre-inspection tools for massive paraffin, long distance crude oil transmission pipelines

High paraffin content in crude oil may lead to significant build-up of solid wax on the internal pipe surface. This must be removed before an In-Line Inspection tool, whichever technology may be applied. In long distance pipeline sections (>200 km), the overall volume of solid paraffin may be very substantial and its removal a critical operation. 3P Services has recently completed its fleet of specialist tools to cope with this situation.

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