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Upgrade of the Atlas UG Assessment Methodology
NDT Global, are delighted to announce the forthcoming upgrade of their Atlas UG service. This upgrade is in line with the recently presented PRCI's* Dent Fatigue Life Assessment methodology. This approach offers less conservative assessments, not only using the depth and length of the dent, but the actual shape of the dent giving pipeline operators resulting parameters for dent prioritization and dent fatigue life assessment.
NDT Global Chief Operating Officer Andy Bain commented, "At NDT Global we are always looking for new ways to ensure we are delivering pipeline operators a complete data set. By introducing this new methodology, we can now assist our customers with ongoing pipeline integrity management, identifying the true risk of a feature and enabling the correct prioritization of maintenance."
PRECISE MEASUREMENT WITH IMPROVED EFFICIENCY
This service extension is a great fit to the Atlas UG inspection, currently delivering accurate and reliable ultrasonic inline inspection data by combining a corrosion or crack assessment with an ultrasonic based geometry measurement. Using ultrasonic technology ensures precise, direct measurement of dents with depth resolution down to 0.1 mm (0.004 in). System upgrades will be available for all customers during Q1 2018.
*Pipeline Research Council International: www.prci.org