Tips for Dealing with Pipeline Burial and Retrieval

September 11th, 2017 by Javeler Marine Services

When you require pipeline burial and retrieval, it’s important to know how to deal with it effectively. There are several tips that will help you with the process. It allows you to get the job done and with confidence that it’s being done right.

Identify the Details

There’s a lot that goes into the process of a pipeline burial and a retrieval. In some instances, you might need to have the pipeline buried deeper into the bottom of the ocean floor. In other instances, it might need to be retrieved and brought to the surface.

You will want to identify all of the details involved with the pipeline. This includes specifying the length and diameter of the pipeline, where it is buried, and approximately how deep the water is. All of this will be needed to ensure that the job is scheduled properly.

Be Specific with the Job

Be specific with what you need done. If you have images of the pipeline or the problem, then this information should be handed over to the company. Any kind of analysis will make it easier for the dredging company to see what they’re working with.

If you’re unable to provide the details about the job, then analysis will have to be done on your behalf. This includes sending live feed cameras down to take photos of the pipeline. Various sensors might also have to be dropped to determine the depth of the water, the size of the pipeline, and much more.

The specifics are critical to determining what equipment needs to be used. Some pumps are only capable of being submersed into lower depths of water. Various lifts might not be capable of lifting pipeline if it’s made of a heavier material.

You don’t want to have to spend more time burying or retrieving than necessary. The first setup created to do the job should be capable. That will only be possible if you provide all of the correct information.

Work with the Right Company

There are plenty of dredging companies that can handle pipeline burial and retrieval. However, you want to work with a company who has expertise in the kind of project that you are dealing with. This includes having worked similar projects in the past. They should also have all of the equipment needed to not only do the job but also to provide you with visual confirmation that the job has been done properly.

Take the time to contact a few companies. Find out what their approach would be as well as what the cost of the project would be. This gives you some points of reference to make a better decision.

Additionally, read reviews about the company. If you can’t find reviews, ask the company to provide you with a reference and call that company to find out how the job went. This will give you a better indication of whether the dredging company is capable of all that they are promising you.

By following a few tips, you can ensure that pipeline burial and retrieval is handled properly.