Enbridge, NDT Hope to Create Innovative Pipeline Inspection Technology

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Enbridge Inc. and NDT Global have agreed to partner in a multi-year research and development project to advance innovation in pipeline inspection technology. The multi-year collaboration agreement focuses on the development of a new generation of inspection tool designed to further improve pipe crack assessment.

“At Enbridge, we are continually looking for opportunities to enhance existing technologies, and progress new ones, in the areas of design, construction, operation and maintenance, to keep our pipelines safe,” said Walter Kresic, Enbridge’s Vice President Pipeline Integrity of Enbridge Pipelines Inc. “We believe this next generation project with NDT Global will build on the industry leading tools and technology we already use, and further enhance our ability to inspect, monitor and prioritize cracking threats in pipelines.”

The scope of the new project is focused on evolving existing inline inspection performance and testing will be conducted within Enbridge pipelines in Canada and the United States.

“NDT Global’s long-term goal is to eliminate pipeline failure due to pipe integrity defects,” said Mario Lemme, CEO of NDT Global. “Achieving this requires collaboration in long-term research and development projects. We are delighted to collaborate closely with Enbridge on this initiative, which offers a real opportunity to make a breakthrough in crack assessment capability.”

 

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