Commissioning of a Pipeline to Transport Natural Gas Liquids (NGL)
Farnsworth Group assisted with the development of commissioning and hydrostatic test plans for the Utica Build-Out projects. The goal of these projects was to transport Utica natural gas liquids (NGL). Some of the projects included:
- Expansion of three existing pipeline systems
- A major facility expansion
- Three minor facility expansions
- Installation of a new 49-mile long 12-IN pipeline from Harpster, Ohio to Lima, Ohio.
Farnsworth Group teamed with the client during conceptual engineering of the project to begin developing high-level facility and mainline fill plans. These plans included first-operations plans for several new mainline pump units, provers, meters, control valves, sumps, DRA skids, and new large floating roof storage tanks. In total, 13 commissioning plans and a hydrostatic test plan were developed. We also assisted with the field engineering of the commissioning and hydrostatic test work - acting as liaison between project contractors and the client. Once the commissioning was completed, the movement of additional barrels began to flow across the expanded system.