Energy / Pipelines

RK&K provides professional consulting and engineering services to our natural gas distribution, transmission and pipeline clients. These services include feasibility studies, route studies and selection, environmental impact and permitting assessments, modeling, design, permitting, project and construction management, inspection, and as-built documentation. Our specialized design services include finite element analysis, meter and regulator station design - from small commercial through major delivery points, compressor station design, compressed natural gas vehicle fueling station design, horizontal directional drill and crossing designs, utility conflict resolution and relocation design, bridge mounted pipeline design, and design of related utilities such as water and sewer lines. We provide a full scope of operations and compliance services and support including system modeling and analysis, developing and maintaining O&M and emergency plans and manuals; developing and maintaining construction and materials standards, including standard details; preparation and revision of annual and project construction contract documents; DOT compliance audits; and assistance with DOT required programs.

Areas of Expertise

  • API-653 Inspection Services
  • Bills of Material; Materials Procurement Assistance
  • Compressor facilities; Compressor Sizing & Selection
  • Construction & Materials Standards; Material & Fabrication Certification & Control
  • Construction Class Location Determination
  • Customized Computer Software Development; Database Creation and Maintenance
  • Electrification; I&C; SCADA
  • Expert Witness Services
  • Finite Element Stress Analysis
  • Mainline Valve Settings
  • Maintenance Plans & Management
  • Natural Gas, Petroleum & Storage Tank Compliance Services
  • O&M & Emergency Manuals
  • Onshore Oil Pipeline Response Plans; Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure Plans
  • Overpressure Protection
  • Petroleum Facility Operations Certifications; Inventory Management
  • Pig Launchers & Receivers
  • Pipe Hydraulic Modeling, Sizing, and Materials Selection
  • Pipeline Testing, Gas-Up, & purging Procedures
  • Regulator & Meter Stations
  • Regulatory Compliance Inspection & Certification; Vendor Inspection
  • Replacement Facility Design
  • Route Selection & Studies; Alignment Development
  • Separators, Line Heaters, Odorization Equipment
  • Storage Tank Engineering & Inspection
  • Testing & Commissioning
  • Transmission and Distribution Integrity Management Programs/Services
  • Uprating Programs
  • Utility Conflict Resolution

Sample Projects

Great Neck Reinforcement Project, Atlanta Gas/VA Natural Gas

Great Neck Reinforcement Project, Atlanta Gas/VA Natural Gas

Initial route study and project engineering.

Boone and Jefferson Laterals, Frontier Utilities

Boone and Jefferson Laterals, Frontier Utilities

Engineering services for two major laterals of a new pipeline system serving natural gas to mountainous northwestern North Carolina.

Salter Street Point-of-Delivery, Atlanta Gas/VA Natural Gas

Salter Street Point-of-Delivery, Atlanta Gas/VA Natural Gas

Engineering and permitting for a major point-of-delivery station at the southern terminus of a new 24", 1,250 psig MAOP natural gas supply line.

Annual Engineering Services Contract, City of Danville, Water & Gas Division

Annual Engineering Services Contract, City of Danville, Water & Gas Division

Ongoing engineering and construction management services, 1996.