River Diversion and River Bypass
Water transfer systems may appear simple in nature at first glance however, the real work is in the preparation, planning and execution prior to pumping hydrotest water. Canada has some of the most stringent guidelines for pipeline construction and integrity in the world and in collaboration with owners and constructors, NCS Fluid Handling Systems plays an integral supporting role in project success.
In this picture the dedicated NCS Project management and technical team have installed a water withdraw supplying clean test water to pipeline Hydrotest in Western Canada.
But, long before NCS Fluid Handling Systems crews arrive the project management groups from our customers teams and the NCS Fluid Handling Systems Technical designers and Engineering coordinate key activities.
Items such as:
Water analysis ensuring test water suitability and establishing baseline so when test water is returned it is cleaner than the original source analysis.
Temporary Diversion License (TDL) and water meters in place ensuring that the requested amount of water on the TDL is withdrawn and returned.
Crossing agreements in place ensuring all stakeholders have been consulted and have granted access for temporary test water supply lines to cross land and existing utilities.
Water Filtration plan and system in place in when all pipeline hydrotesting is completed ensuring test water is all returned to source cleaner than originally withdrawn. Interesting note is that if test water was heated to prevent freezing during testing the water is cooled to source water temperature as it is released, preventing temperature shock to aquatic life or plants.
Fish screens on suction inlets ensuring that no aquatic life is affected.
FLHA such as - Safe entry procedures are followed with life line, access boat and life jackets mandated.
And much more.
In Canada, pipelines are mainly constructed of steel, although plastic (HDPE) and aluminum are occasionally used in the construction of natural-gas distribution networks. Steel pipelines are formed by welding sections of pipe together. After welding steel pipe joints together, the seams are X-rayed to detect any flaws in weldment, the pipe is the coated and / or wrapped with a protective coating and / or cement and then is buried.
All pipelines, regardless of type, are inspected. NCS Fluid Handling Systems supports the important Hydrostatic pressure test. Hydrostatic testing is the process where the pipeline is pressured to a test pressure greater than the operating pressure, this pressure test is mandated before any pipeline is put into service. The NCS Hydrotesting support service may include the test water transfer for the pressure test, water filtration, suction inlet fish screens or specialized industrial water heaters during cold weather testing.
The Team at NCS Fluid Handling Systems is proud to be working to support the growth and expansion of the Canadian Energy Sector and Municipal infrastructure construction. But, equally as important as a Canadian owned and operated business everyone at NCS is proud to be doing it by keeping Canadians employed. This NCS Fluid Handling Systems group of dedicated project managers, technicians, designers and administrators has stayed together and grown over these past two and a half years by supporting each other as leaders, mentors and having each other’s back! Proudly they continue to grow the excellent service reputation the NCS Fluid Handling Systems name is synonymous with.