CARBON FOOTPRINT REDUCTION
Drilling and Hot Plugging of Pipelines. HOT TAP & LINE STOP
The carbon footprint measures the amount of greenhouse gases that we emit into the atmosphere, due to the use of equipment and elements necessary for the operation, as well as direct emissions during the depressurization process.
The Hot Tap & Line Stop technique is a state-of-the-art technology, known as Hot Line Intervention, which allows the intervention of pipelines without stopping production and without having to take the fluid transport systems out of service, and without spilling a drop of product on the ground.
Through this technique Rhema International offers this technology reducing CO2 emissions as part of our mission and commitment to the planet and innovation. The Hot Tap & Line Stop service is a technology at the service of the environment, as a strategy of environmental sustainability, mitigation and adaptation to climate change.
The possibilities of hydrocarbon spills are minimized due to the confinement of small pipe sections, optimizing fluid drainage, for pipe replacement or repairs, the volume to be drained is minimal.
Minimization of the probability of impact to surface and subway water.
Significant reduction of hazardous waste generation by minimizing product spills.
The Hot Tap & Line Stop process generates safety for workers as they are not directly exposed to fluids and spills, which avoids the possibility of an accident or fatality.
We can conclude that using the conventional method with the interventions (28) carried out in 2020, 4,820,249 kilograms of carbon dioxide equivalent would be emitted, and with the Hot Tap & Line Stop intervention that we use, we emit 48,240 kilograms of carbon dioxide equivalent, which represents a 97% reduction in the impact of CO2e emissions to the environment in the year.