Buckeye Partners, L.P Funds $100,000 Research Grant

Buckeye Partners, L.P. (“Buckeye”) has funded $100,000 for the continuation and expansion of a research project led by Lamar University professors Dr. Mariam Hamidi and Dr. Jing Zhang that is focused on deep learning-based defect classification and prediction. This research project was initially funded by Lamar University’s Center for Midstream Management and Science (“CMMS”) under its annual RFP research program. In partnership with Buckeye, this new funding will drive data collection, analysis, and understanding of pump vibration with the ultimate objective of developing predictive algorithms helpful in maintenance and operations of large, industrial pumping systems in the midstream industry. 

Midstream Buckeye
Buckeye is a premier infrastructure and logistics provider based in Houston, Texas. It is one of the largest independent liquid petroleum products pipeline operators in the United States with operations in 27 states, Puerto Rico, St. Lucia, and the Bahamas.

CMMS continues to build a presence in the midstream industry since its founding in 2019 with the objective of bridging Lamar University and its students to the midstream industry through: (i) research designed to solve industry operating challenges, (ii) education of students, faculty, and industry, and (iii) serving as an information clearing house on matters relevant to the midstream industry.