March 2015, Vol. 242, No. 3

TechNotes

Small Companies Make Fast, Non-Destructive Exam of Pipelines Possible

The need for reliable, rapid pipeline inspection systems and services is growing as the pipeline network, both domestic and international, ages and expands. Inspection and defect reporting have become time-sensitive as incident prevention becomes a top priority. Despite mitigations in place along the pipeline, corrosion, material defects and excavation-induced damage are never entirely prevented and can result in pipeline failure, causing numerous costly incidents. Rapid, accurate testing is necessary to prevent disasters and small companies are fit to respond quickly and adapt efficiently wherever quality inspections are needed. Often, the industry heavily relies on the use of smart-pigs

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