HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED

All services at the TDC are available to PRCI’s member companies and all interested pipeline operating companies, service providers & industry organizations. PRCI members receive special rates & priority for utilizing the facility. We are continually working to expand our capabilities to meet the needs of the industry. Please don’t hesitate to ask if you have any special requests beyond the listed services.
Contact
  • Hans Deeb
    Manager, Facility Operations & Business Development - Technology Development Center
    Pipeline Research Council International, Inc.
    Houston TX United States

    Phone(281) 846-7576

Services

STATE-OF-THE-ART PULL TEST FACILITY

TDC Pull Test Lines
  • 24-inch, 16-inch & 12-inch pipe strings containing hundreds of fully characterized real & manufactured defects.
  • Main winch is capable of running consistent velocities from 1 mph to 11 mph while pulling over 5,000 lbs.
  • The 24-inch & 16-inch strings are equipped to run liquid tools.

Please click here to download the Pull Test Specification Sheet.

LIQUID TEST LOOP

TDC Liquid Test Loop
  • 6-inch & 12-inch nominal pipe utilizing water as the liquid medium.
  • Variety of pipeline configurations ranging from easily piggable to "difficult to inspect."
  • Design incorporates the ability for continuous test cycles at a pressure of ANSI Class 150 (285 psi).

Please click here to download the Liquid Test Loop Specification Sheet.

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PIPE INVENTORY & WAREHOUSE

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  • Over 20,000 square feet of indoor warehouse space to conduct testing, NDE evaluations & storage.
  • Access to over 1,300 pipe samples with various defect types & dimensions.
  • Third party pipe surface preparation, welding, cutting & moving services available upon request. 

MEETING ROOMS

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  • A large conference room accommodating up to 127 people & a small conference room accommodating up to 55 people.
  • Two large screens in each room for presentations.
  • Web conferencing systems with built-in ceiling speakers & microphones.
  • Quick access to pipe samples in the warehouse.