Whitepapers

The Evolution of Ultrasonic Inline Inspection
4 June 2018

Guaranteeing the safe operational conditions of pipelines is paramount to any integrity management program. Intelligent inline inspection (ILI) tools are widely used throughout the industry to guarantee such safe operations. Ultrasonic technology (UT) is the most accurate and reliable iteration of ILI technology available today. These inspection tools record data while travelling through the entire pipeline from launcher to receiver. By taking advantage of the highly accurate data offered by NDT Global, alongside the overall service offering, operators rarely need to make major concessions or adjustments to their pipelines. This white paper explores technological advances that have been made to support ILI using ultrasonic technology, to include hardware and inspection improvements. It further examines the role ultrasonic modeling plays to support and optimize inspection results.

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5 Common Composite Repair Misconceptions
1 June 2018

Composite repair products used in oil and gas pipeline rehabilitation and restoration applications have been available for close to 30 years. In that time, a wealth of misconceptions has evolved regarding these products, their principles and their performance. To help set the record straight, we’ll look at five common composite repair misconceptions, where they originated, the reality of those misconceptions and why it is vitally important to understand the engineering behind these solutions as well as their capabilities and effectiveness in each unique repair.

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Mexico's unfolding natural gas transformation
10 May 2018

The global energy industry has seen how the shale boom turned the US into a leading gas producer and exporter. Much of the recent development in the Americas' natural gas/LNG sector has been concentrated in the US Gulf Coast region, which is a key energy hub for much of the world. But what about Mexico?

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Utilizing Double Block Isolation Tools to Safely Isolate Live Pipelines without Affecting Production
21 March 2018

An introduction to Type Approved leak-tight double block and bleed isolation tools, developed to address the limitations of existing “conventional” line-stop technology. Including a case study featuring line-stop isolations at over 2100psi to successfully retrofit pigging facilities (launchers and receivers), in a timely, safe manner, without affecting production.

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Industrial IoT: From Concept to Business Reality
1 July 2017

The Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) is dramatically shifting how Oil & Gas businesses operate.

IoT utilizes software, sensors and devices to predict equipment supply chain failures, monitor performance in real time, and optimize processes to prevent future failures.

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Pipeline Integrity: Best Practices to Prevent, Detect, and Mitigate Commodity Releases
17 May 2016

Commodity releases can have catastrophic consequences, so ensuring pipeline integrity is crucial for pipeline operators. Pipeline integrity is not just about preventing incidents, but is a holistic approach to the prevention, detection, and mitigation of commodity releases. This paper discusses advanced technologies and tools that enable greater pipeline integrity, particularly computational pipeline monitoring (CPM) methodologies as a means to identify anomalies that signal a possible commodity pipeline release.

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