November 2018

Tech Notes

Transneft Diascan Comissions New Type of Inline Inspection Tool

Transneft Diascan has developed, manufactured and commissioned a new type of inline inspection tool that can find peeling areas in the pipeline coating. The Moscow-based company said its new EMA-based defectoscope is the eighth tool type in its ILI portfolio. The device is equipped with a measuring system that uses electromagnetic-acoustic transducers (EMATs). Its ultrasonic diagnostic method does not require the use of immersion fluid and is based on direct and inverse electromagnetic-acoustic transduction. This allows the new inspection tool to detect pipeline coating defects sized 100-by-100 mm and bigger. Development of the device started in Ja

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