Société des Transports Pétroliers par Pipelines (Trapil) was created by the French government in 1950 to build and operate a pipeline and auxiliary installations to transport refined petroleum products between the Basse-Seine and Paris regions.

To address the immense complexity of its operated networks, Trapil is constantly developing innovative new solutions, which are now offered to pipeline users seeking to upgrade their practices.

Trapil’s services are built around three main domains of expertise. Each of the following service can also be performed in the form of audits, consulting or training.

Engineering & pipeline construction

Thanks to its extensive expertise in mechanical engineering, instrumentation, control systems and supervision facilities, Trapil supports you in every aspect of your project, from preliminary design to pipeline operation:

  • Project ownership assistance and/or contractor
  • Pipeline engineering, route selection, impact studies, hazard study, deviation, temporary and permanent decommissioning…
  • Permanent or transient hydraulic studies
  • Depot engineering, instrumentation, automation: firefighting, truck loading, tank level measurement, custody transfer, customs declarations…
  • End facility engineering: equipment specifications, PID, electricity, pipping, pumps…
  • Associated process: remote data transmission, SCADA systems, dispatching, line balance, transport planning…

Trapil assists you on your significant engineering projects through a complete turnkey service fulfilling your needs.

Inspection & integrity

Trapil is your go-to partner for managing the integrity of your pipelines, from pre-inspection audits to the deployment of end-to-end solutions:

  • Integrity management support services
  • Supervision of construction, pipelines and third–party worksites
  • In-line inspections through our range of proprietary tools (XTraSonic)
  • Categorization and priorization of defects
  • Operation acceptance analysis
  • Recommendation and implementation of temporary or definitive repair solutions
  • Leak detection tools: line-balance, in-line detection tool, automatic detection…
  • Coating and cathodic protection

Quality & metering

In association with France’s National Metrology and Testing Laboratory (LNE), Trapil offers a wide range of pipeline meter calibration services:

  • Turbine or rotary flow meters
  • Ultrasound meters
  • Mass flow meters

Trapil can also:

  • Calibrate your thermometers, pressure sensors and density meters
  • Perform laboratory analysis of petroleum products
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