October 2014, Vol. 241, No. 10

Features

Add Longer-Term Value To Inline Inspection Through Mapping

Natural force damage from earth movement and heavy rains or floods accounts for only 8% of all pipeline failure incidents. However, these type of incidents account for 34% of all property damage. Natural force damage tends to result in rupture failure rather than leaks, hence greater spill volumes, longer downtime, and increased property and environmental damage. This article outlines how reliable data gathering and the use of inertial measurement unit (IMU) technology during inline inspections (ILI) can help prevent failures of this kind. The remote nature of long-distance pipelines can expose them to a range of external loads. Earthquakes, landslides, seabed movement, ship a

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