Presenters: Ulrich Schneider, Stefan Vages
High Resolution Data Collection in Unpiggable Pipelines
An exploration of tethered technology
Some pipelines cannot be inspected with standard in-line inspection (ILI) solutions and are therefore termed "unpiggable". A combination of various circumstances relating to pipeline design, operating conditions and/or characteristics of the medium can prevent successful data collection through traditional methods. Modification of these pipelines to enable standard in-line inspection procedures may be considered, but this option can be expensive and technically complicated. To confirm the integrity of these lines, a specialized solution is often necessary.
This webinar explores two different in-line inspection case studies, the challenges that arose, the reasoning behind the selected tethered solutions and, ultimately, the quality of the data collected.
Key Learning Objectives
Watch this webinar to:
- gain an understanding of available ultrasonic high-resolution data collection methods for non-standard in-line inspections. Methods discussed will include wall measurement, crack detection as well as phased array (PA) and time of flight diffraction (TOFD) applications
- Learn about the application of tethered technology as an option to overcome so-called "unpiggable" pipelines
This webinar is aimed at onshore and offshore oil and gas pipeline operators (upstream, midstream and downstream sectors).