Carbon Dioxide – Our Contribution for Carbon Neutrality

The idea of capturing CO2 to remove it from atmosphere is not new at all. However, after 50 years, the idea is regaining momentum as climate targets by 2050 will become even more challenging. Carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) refers to a suite of technologies that can play an important and diverse role in meeting global energy and climate goals.

Many of these plans involve the development of industrial hubs which capture CO2 from a range of facilities with shared CO2 transport and storage infrastructure. The availability of pipeline infrastructures to transport CO2 safely and reliably is essential for deployment of CCUS.

We support pipeline operators in the process of converting natural gas pipelines to CO2 pipelines. Our overall approach addresses all necessary elements of the asset care loop to safely convert your natural gas grids and to operate them. 

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Our team has been looking at the challenges of safely repurposing to carbon dioxide since 2009. With its expert blend of flow assurance, pipeline materials, integrity, and inspection strategies, we have what you need to maximize your carbon dioxide transportation chain value. Let’s get in touch for support for your carbon dioxide pipeline.
Daniel Sandana, Principal Engineer, ROSEN Group
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Ensuring safe CO2-transportation is our business

When designing CO2 pipelines some challenges need to be considered. A good understanding of the integrity baseline conditions and, in case of repurposing, previous operation conditions are essential. Our expertise in integrity management with appropriate inspection technologies stands for your service.

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Enhance CO2 pipeline integrity

Transporting carbon dioxide in pipelines can introduce new threats or increase the severity of existing defects. A good understanding of pipeline materials, fracture toughness and the presence of time dependent threats specific to carbon dioxide such as internal corrosion or cracking is essential.

Managing these threats means that understanding process conditions and fluid composition becomes crucial for an effective integrity assessment to ensure a safe conversion and operation of carbon dioxide pipelines.

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CO2 inspection technologies

ILI in CO2 Pipelines are necessary and possible but challenging due to the nature of the fluid being transported. ROSEN has a proven track record in this field.

We need the information of material populations to drive our material sampling strategies for fracture toughness testing more intelligently. Inspection technologies such as RoMat PGS can help us targeting this information for conversion projects.

The occurrence of CO2-specific time-dependent threats could be very severe even transiently. This would require the pipeline condition to be regularly monitored by metal loss and crack detection tools to ensure control measures remain effective.

Our service offerings for carbon dioxide pipelines

Learn more about our contribution to carbon neutrality and our most appropriate inspection, integrity assessments and consultancy services for carbon dioxide pipelines.

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