HOW BENDING STRAIN AND PIPELINE MOVEMENT ANALYSES HELP YOU GET THE MOST FROM YOUR IMU DATA
Geohazards are a major threat to pipelines because the loading can be challenging to identify or predict. Even once they are properly identified, managing the threat posed by any given geohazard is difficult. Visual movement at the surface does not necessarily mean that substantial loads are applied to the pipeline below. The consequences of geohazard loading can include unexpected failure by tensile fracture or compressive buckling. Fortunately, in-line inspection technology using an inertial measurement unit (IMU) allows operators to identify the presence of external loads on their pipelines. However, the data collected from IMU technology has value beyond simply locating ILI features. IMU data essentially measures pipeline curvature, which is directly proportional to the amount of bending strain in the pipeline.
Engineering analysis of this dataset permits as-built construction strains to be differentiated from locations where the pipeline has been subjected to external loads permitting the early identification of loads that are imposed on the pipeline from external sources and helping operators to evaluate and monitor or mitigate the threat as part of a geohazard management process.
Join the webinar to:
• Understand how pipeline bending strains are measured using IMU technology during in-line inspection,
• Appreciate the benefits of pipe movement detection from repeat IMU inspection,
• Learn how the significance of measured bending strains can be established from the strain, magnitude and cause of the strain, and
• Gain awareness of how geohazards affecting pipelines can be managed through a clear and systematic process that is built around available IMU inspection data.
Our experts will present the webinar live on July 11, 2019 at 8 AM (London Time) and 5 PM (London Time).
- July 11, 20192019-07-11T08:00:00
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