Powerful Siemens integrated drive systems keep goods flowing through the longest pipelines

Pipelines criss-cross North America to transport oil, natural gas and other fluid and gaseous commodities from their sources to their markets. In the U.S. alone are more than 2.5 million miles of pipelines, which carry their loads mostly underground and saving the labor, energy, emissions and potential risks of moving them by road or rail. What keeps the goods moving through those pipelines? More and more, it’s powerful Siemens motors and integrated drive systems powering centrifugal pumps, like what one of North America’s largest operators chose for an oil and gas pipeline more than 2,000 miles long.

Download the Centrifugal Pump Case Study to learn more about how Siemens won the sole-sourcing responsibilities for North America's longest pipeline.

For OEMs, EPCs and end-user operators, finding a capable partner to help engineer, build, install and support reliable pipeline pumping stations and all their subsystems that can run 24/7/365 for decades, often in remote harsh environments, would seem enough challenge. But added to that are many qualifying requirements: sufficient scale to deliver; understanding the regulatory gauntlet; meeting tight project deadlines; and, of course, providing competitive offerings. Many suppliers can provide components of a pipeline solution, only a few might supply most of them. That can be problematic in integration and harmonizing system operations for greater system efficiency.  So how did Siemens win the sole-sourcing responsibilities for later additions to the project? Download the Centrifugal Pump case study to learn more.