March 2022, Vol. 249, No. 3

Features

Non-Intrusive Method Using Induced Pressure Waves to Track Moving Objects Within Pipelines

By Stephen Newman, Halliburton, and Graham Jack, Halliburton  November 2019 saw the dawn of a new era in real-time pig tracking when Halliburton Pipeline and Process Services successfully validated a live pig-tracking method based on patented transient wave theory, the foundation of their InnerVue suite of services. Non-intrusive pipeline and wellbore diagnostics. (Illustration: Halliburton) A negative pulse InnerVue survey is best described as being similar to a sonar response technique. A controlled hydrodynamic wave is induced into a pressurized pipeline system, and the position of a significant flow impairment can be determined by

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