Many sections of piping were previously constructed or are operated in ways that do not allow the use of inline inspection (ILI) tools of a traditional design. For more than 10 years, Diakont has focused on the development and deployment of tooling to support the inspection of these pipeline sections that were previously considered “unpiggable.”
Faster means better, most of the time. Faster gathering, faster processing, faster transmission. We all see the obvious benefits of getting and going faster. But faster isn’t always better.
Today’s inline inspection (ILI) technologies provide reliable solutions for inspecting pipelines once deemed unpiggable or difficult to inspect. Yet the tools are only one part of the solution. The fact remains that “unpiggable” pipeline challenges do not affect just the ILI tools – planning and managing the overall inspection project, and the complex variables involved, are critically important in delivering expectations in these challenging environments.
This Thursday, Nov. 15, GE Industrial Solutions is presenting a webinar examining a new technology for inspecting unpiggable pipelines (more info and registration available here). To give us a taste of what’s to come, P&GJ asked Robert Pechacek to answer a few quick questions.
In September 2011, Rosen celebrated its thirtieth anniversary. Today it stands as a leading privately owned company serving the oil and gas industry with inspection, integrity, and rehabilitation products and services. For 30 years, the company has worked to provide the industry with advanced inspection and integrity solutions to ensure safe and economical operation of a wide range of assets and facilities.
NYSEARCH is leading a validation effort of a new non-contact method for inspecting steel pipelines known as Magnetic Tomography Method (MTM). MTM has been developed by Transkor-K of the Russian Federation and has been used for pipeline inspections worldwide.
Mechanical damage, corrosion and cracking are common threats affecting both liquid and gas pipelines. However, there are significant differences in the manifestations and frequency of these threats depending on the nature of the medium transported.
PII Pipeline Solutions, a GE Oil & Gas and Al Shaheen joint venture, has been selected to provide advanced inspection technology and engineering services to monitor the integrity of two of Australia’s major natural gas pipeline infrastructure networks.
Since the advent of miniature cameras, plant and utility personnel have used them to assess pipe condition and troubleshoot problems. Over the years, new delivery mechanisms have emerged to carry cameras deeper and deeper into pipelines while capturing increasingly better images.