GE Oil & Gas PII Pipeline Solutions MagneScan pipeline inspection

August 2009 Vol. 236 No. 8

GE O&G PII says its MagneScan™ MFL pipeline inspection technology has completed its first 250 miles of pipeline inspection work on both sides of the Atlantic.

In recognition, the company has presented awards to two customers following their pioneering use of the new technology. SARPOM, ExxonMobil’s Affiliate Refinery and Pipelines Company in Italy (20.5 miles of 6-inch jet-fuel line), and Jayhawk Pipeline, the U.S. pipeline operator (four, 6-inch product lines spanning a total of 227.5 miles), were recognized for projects successfully completed in the first quarter of 2009.

The MagneScan inspection tool simultaneously maps the pipeline and checks it for corrosion, using high-resolution MFL sensors that deliver high-quality data to identify and locate metal loss and is suitable for GIS analysis. Mapping data is integrated with inspection information during the run.