The Pipeline’s commercial operations started on 9th April, 2009 and since then, as a pure gas transporter, this gigantic pipeline has helped in evacuating gas from upstream facilities of ONGC, RIL and GSPC on the east coast and from RLNG terminals of Hazira and Dahej Terminal on the west coast.
The pipeline’s strategic location helps serving customers on a Pan-India basis. Tap off provisions present at every 30-35 km, can cater to numerous present and future customers.
PIL is managed by a team of highly qualified professionals who are always empowered with well-structured training programs to keep them updated with the latest technological advancements in the industry.
PIL has a well-established and documented Pipeline Integrity Management System (PIMS). The key objective of PIMS is to maintain these assets fit for purpose and ensuring uninterrupted supply to customers at all times. To achieve this objective, various activities such as Pipeline Surveillance, Pipeline Health Surveys, Corrosion Monitoring, Gas Quality Monitoring etc. are conducted periodically.
- Largest Greenfield pipeline project in India- backbone for the vast pan-India national gas grid.
- Constructed in record time of less than 36 months
- First bi-directional natural gas pipeline of the country.
- Continued focus on green belts within all compressor station sites; circa 18,000 trees until date.
- Remotely controlled and monitored, manned 24*7, with two layered advance safety features ensuring safe and reliable pipeline operations.
- More than 99% pipeline availability since its commencement of commercial operations in 2009.
- Pipeline has to its credit internationally recognized prestigious certifications and awards for demonstrating highest standards of Health, Safety, Environment and Quality.
- Providing best services to shippers ensuring convenience and feasibility.
- First pipeline to offer imbalance management services to their shippers.
- A pure gas transmission company – provides non-discriminatory services to all with only focus to increase the gas volumes in the country.
The Pipeline has been designed and engineered in accordance with the requirement of applicable codes and standard (ASME B 31.8) and conforms to the Oil Industry Safety Directorate’s (OISD) standards 138 and 141. The pipeline is compliant to the T4S regulations of PNGRB as well. Conforming to code requirements, mainline block valves (MLVs) have been provided enroute the pipeline at regular intervals. PIL Pipeline System is remotely operated and controlled with the help of a state-of-the-art Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system. An Optical Fiber Cable (OFC) based telecommunication system is provided for effective long-distance communication.