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Kinder Morgan is a company headquartered in Downtown Houston. It is the fourth largest energy company in North America. Prior to November 26, 2014, the Kinder Morgan group publicly traded companies included Kinder Morgan, Inc. , Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. , Kinder Morgan Management, LLC and El Paso Pipeline Partners, L.P. ; a merger transaction combined all under Kinder Morgan, Inc. , on November 26, 2014.Kinder Morgan owns about 180 terminals that store and handle products such as gasoline, coal, and petroleum coke. Kinder Morgan's CO2 division provides carbon dioxide for enhanced oil recovery projects in North America. in 2014, a third of the natural gas that moved in the United States passed through a Kinder Morgan asset.Kinder Morgan has been cited by the U.S. government in 24 incidents which led to five federal enforcement actions from 2006 to 2014.On August 10, 2014, Kinder announced it was moving to full ownership of its partially owned subsidiaries Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, Kinder Morgan Management, and El Paso Pipeline Partners in a deal worth $71 billion.In addition to the company's Houston, Texas headquarters, the company also has large offices in Birmingham, Alabama and Colorado Springs, Colorado. Wikipedia.


Embodiments of the present invention provide methods, machines, and a computer medium or media having computer programs to determine presence anomalies in circumferential welds of one or more pipelines transporting fluids associated with energy therethrough. Wave form analysis or pattern recognition in pipeline data such as magnetic flux leakage data is employed. A screening process, for example, does not affect or change how survey data is recorded such as in survey tools; only how it is analyzed after the survey data is completed. Embodiments of the machines, methods, and computer medium having computer programs can be used to screen for anomalies potentially threatening the structural integrity of the one or more pipelines so that site excavation can occur for confirmation and validation of the output results.


Patent
Kinder Morgan and Knight Inc. | Date: 2010-11-24

Embodiments of the present invention provide computer-implemented methods to detect crack-like features in pipeline welds using magnetic flux leakage data and pattern recognition. A screening process, for example, does not affect or change how survey data is recorded in survey tools; only how it is analyzed after the survey data is completed. Embodiments of the present invention can be used to screen for very narrow axial anomalies in the pipeline welds, and may also be used to predict the length of such anomalies. Embodiments of the present invention also produce a listing of the anomalies based on their relative signal characteristics.


Patent
Kinder Morgan | Date: 2013-12-19

Processes and compositions for scavenging hydrogen sulfide from hydrocarbon streams are disclosed that reduce, if not substantially eliminate, the formation of crystalline or amorphous solids even under cold conditions. The compositions used in the processes comprise a hexahydrotriazine component and an amphiphilic component that form a hydrophobic micelle when the hexahydrotriazine component becomes spent.


Floating roof storage vessels including a vapor emission reduction system designed to be inserted into deck leg apertures, when the legs have been removed during hydrocarbon storage.


Embodiments of the present invention provide systems, methods, and computer medium having computer programs to determine presence of stress corrosion cracking in one or more pipelines or portions thereof such as pipeline joints by utilizing pattern recognition in pipeline data such as magnetic flux leakage data. A screening process, for example, does not affect or change how survey data is recorded such as in survey tools; only how it is analyzed after the survey data is completed. Embodiments of the systems, methods, and computer medium having computer programs can be used to screen for potential locations of stress corrosion cracking in one or more pipelines so that site excavation can occur for confirmation and validation of the output results.

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