Aging infrastructure, cyclic conditions, and throughput demand are all indicators that a system’s integrity could be compromised.
NDT Global has the most advanced set of tools in the industry to assess potential compromises. Our team of pipeline integrity engineers are also certified data analysts, making them uniquely qualified to produce actionable insights that operators can rely on to make the best integrity management decisions. These assessments include the following:
Cracks in Dents Diagnosis: Best practices consider dents with any stress riser as an immediate threat to a pipeline. We've addressed this by developing a diagnosis methodology to assess cracks interacting with dents with industry leading PODd.
Finite Element Analysis (FEA): In some instances, anomalies in pipelines present highly complex morphologies and/or combined stresses, posing a challenge for conventional assessment methods. These challenges can make predicting failure pressures and remaining pipeline life inaccurate and unreliable. Added to this, simplified models can yield conservative results leading to unnecessary repairs. In cases like this, finite element analysis utilizing NDT Global’s unparalleled data is the closest thing to actually observing defect behaviors.