8 Tips For Functionality and Repair Of Pipelines

Pipelines are a part and parcel of daily life liquid or gas transportation over long distances.

Long-distance transportation of water and gas is not possible without the use of pipelines.

Pipelines are often under the ground so that their smooth commute does not get disturbed.

The places where the canals and channels cannot be used, or where the stuff like gases have to be transported, the pipelines are the perfect and only option there.

However, the need for pipelining repair is also present here.

What is in the pipelines?

First of all, we will discuss what things we can transport through pipelines. It will make us realize the functionality and importance of pipelines.

There are different areas which use pipelines to get them their necessities transported.

In the field of Agriculture, Diesel Fuel, Anhydrous ammonia and propane are transported through pipelines.

In the industries of Refinery And Manufacturing, crude oil, raw natural gas liquids, propylene, ethane, ethylene and natural gas are transported to them.

In the Transportation domain, the pipelines help to transport gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel, kerosene, natural gas and aviation gasoline, etc.

The pipelines also have a part to play in your home heating system as they help in transporting home heating oil, natural gas, and propane, etc.

The importance of pipelines can be determined from their wide functions. Any malfunctioning pipeline can severely hamper a whole industry or a complete household.

A pipeline is often installed according to the standards given by the government.

Its replacement and repair also need to be done right according to the standards given by the authorities.


There are some common methods propounded by the industry standards which hold the best interests for customers and both private and public infrastructures.

Hence, if your pipeline starts showing malfunction signs, then you need to get your pipeline inspected by experts and professionals who would tell you the type of problem which has come up in the system. Then you can come up with the best repair solution for them.

The most common repair methods which have been approved by industrial and governmental standards are:

  1. Removing it through grinding
  2. Replacing as a cylinder
  3. Deposition of weld matter
  4. Hot tap method
  5. Reinforcing full encirclement sleeve in it
  6. Mechanical clamps (Bolt-on)
  7. Composite Sleeve
  8. Pressure-Containing Full Encirclement Sleeve

Though these are the most widely applied methods of pipeline repair still the decision to choose the best method requires a deep observation of the situation.

Choosing The Best Repair Method

In order to choose the best repair method for pipeline repair, the decision is made by some experts and a professional. Only an expert can let you know what method will be perfect right according to industrial standards.

Repairing a pipeline is a heavy job that requires the involvement of heavy machinery and well-educated professionals who are apt in understanding the dealing with infrastructure and all the repair methods.

For big projects, a team lead by some professional, experienced and skilled civil engineer is hired who can deal specifically with your specific projects. A project can range widely from repair of drain pipelines to repair of gas pipelines.

Projects like pipeline repairs are often priced according to the standards given by the authorities.


Author: Mark Person is an experienced house remodeling contractor, and has been in this business for more than a decade. He is very enthusiastic about his work and keeps himself updated by the latest home improvement trend.