Replace Hydrostatic Testing through Data-Driven-ILI
Operators have historically used hydrostatic testing to assess the integrity of a pipeline and reduce failures. However, hydrostatic testing is not only costly but due to the extreme pressure introduced it may cause cracks to grow. In addition, as hydrostatic testing is a destructive testing method, providing only a pass/fail outcome, does not offer insightful information about the true condition of an operator’s pipeline. Because of its inclusion in standard integrity management programs, many operators are not aware of alternative, reliable methods for assessing the health and integrity of their pipeline.