After several days of contingency in the south of the country due to difficulties in the supply of natural gas, service has begun to be gradually restored in the commercial, residential and industrial sector.
Although the normalization of the distribution of this energy source for the affected areas has already begun, The Ministry of Mines and Energy has indicated that the work articulated in the solution of the problem is maintainedgenerating alternatives in the short and medium term.
(See: Gas is back! This is how service is returning to affected sectors).
One of the proposals that the authorities involved raised in the action plan from the beginning has to do with the laying of a flexible pipe network. This option was contemplated to continue the service, if the thermal anomaly registered in Cerro Bravo (Tolima) persisted.
In this regard, Transportadora de Gas Internacional (TGI) reported that, in order to provide reliability to the system, this ‘plan b’ continues in progress. For this, It is intended to build 380 meters of alternate pipeline that will allow having a backup to guarantee the supply in the departments affected by the phenomenon.
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What is a flexible pipe?
Coiled tubing is a continuous length of steel or composite tubing that is flexible enough to be wound onto a large reel for shipping. Furthermore, it functions as a continuous conduit for the transport of fluids.
In the hydrocarbon industry, this instrument is usually used to carry out interventions in oil or gas wells for the execution of workover or repair activities.
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Similarly, this tool is also used as production tubing in depleted gas wells and is often used to carry out cabling-like operations.
Coiled tubing technology is often used to deploy tools and materials through production conduit or casing while workover work is performed in producing wells.
Within its various applications, this mechanism is also used for: drilling, cleaning wells, cementing, diversion, production tubing, among others.