March 2011, Vol. 238 No. 3


Enhanced Pipeline Seam Assessment

The ability to use a single inline inspection (ILI) tool in one run to record multiple datasets is becoming increasingly important to pipeline owners and operators as they face a growing need to inspect their assets for a wide variety of defects. This one-tool, one-run ability not only saves time and expense for both the operator and the inspection service provider, it also generates datasets that are recorded with the same distance, making subsequent correlation of results during the post-run analysis more accurate and efficient. During the past several years, “combo” tools incorporating multiple technologies – such as deformation coupled with magnetic flux l

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