No two pipelines are the same. With a combination of our in-house team of experts and cutting-edge technology, we identify the best solution (for your specific line) and ensure your tailored solution provides the most accurate information about your pipeline.
Gas Metal Loss Solution
ART Scan™ - Metal Loss, Disbondment, Deformation, and Mapping
ART Scan is an ultra-wideband acoustic measurement technology that delivers highly accurate pipeline wall thickness data. Like other ultrasonic technologies, the direct nature of the measurement provides a significant improvement over magnetic inline inspection (ILI) technologies, when compared in terms of defect detection, classification, and sizing. This applies to internal, external, and mid-wall defects and equally for metal loss as well as deformation, which is collected in the same run. With this data, pipeline operators have all the information they need to take precise corrective action to maintain their asset integrity.
- Direct wall thickness measurement in gas lines, with sub-millimeter accuracy
- Inspection of heavy-wall gas pipelines up to 75 mm (2.95 in) at full production without compromising measurement specifications
- Single inspection run to collect metal loss, ID/OD, geometry, and inertial measurement unit (IMU) data
- Multi-diameter and bi-directional options available in all sizes
- Accurately inspects through paraffin (wax) and rough surfaces in liquid lines
Liquid Metal Loss Solution
NDT Global's UMp Robot
Effectively detecting and sizing features that live within complex corrosion, NDT Global's UMp offers a high-resolution pinhole and pitting metal loss service that is highly effective in both heavy and thin walled pipelines.
- Probability of detection (POD) is greater or equal to 90%
- Detect and size potentially injurious laminations
- Detection of several anomalies within small surface areas
- Direct measurement provides accurate depth sizing
- Can be combined with other inspections to provide greater insight into anomalies
Crack Inspection Solution
Renowned for having industry leading performance specifications, our comprehensive range of crack detection solutions provide exact depths for a range of crack features and accurately detects and sizes anomalies that are typically deemed 'challenging-to-detect' with other inline inspection technologies.
- Detection and sizing of tilted and skewed cracks (hook cracks)
- Supports the replacement of hydrostatic testing with inline inspection
- Reliable detection and sizing of axial cracks in the pipe body and the long seam
- Precise crack assessments to include depths above 4 mm (0.16 in)
Cracks in Dents Diagnosis
Detecting Cracks In Dents
Managing Pipeline Safety Through Combined ILI
NDT Global's inline inspection robots remove pipeline condition uncertainty with a systematic methodology that provides quantitative probabilities for interacting threats (cracks, grooves, gouges, and linear indications in dents). Based on data integration from ultrasonic deformation and high-resolution inspection robots, NDT Global's interacting threat calculations consider multiple attributes from a deformation's geometry.
Experienced data analysts consider relevant information such as circumferential location of the dent, dent depth and length ratio, while applying special analysis procedures for the dent area. As a consequence, each dent has an individual probability of detection and any feature interacting with it receives an individual confidence that it is a true feature to enable informed decision making.
- Prioritize remediation efforts avoiding unnecessary digs
- Individual probability of detection (PODd) per dent
- Individual certainty level for interacting feature with dents (PODc)
Data Visualization and Insights Platform
Visualize your data
NDT Global's Data Visualization and Insights Platform provides pipeline operators with an interactive visual representation of their pipeline inspection and integrity data. Easily accessible through a secure cloud platform, Reporting Intelligence delivers actionable insights and the clarity required to make informed decisions.
Easy to consume from an individual perspective, Reporting Intelligence allows operators to navigate their pipeline data through various devices enabling always reachable inspection data in the office, ditch, or home.
- Enables customers to interactively review and filter data to answer internal questions
- End user has access to ALL data and can explore data from multiple angles and gain insights depending on need
- Data can be exported for additional calculations
View PTC 2021 Papers
From developing and innovating the technology itself to teaching operators how to extract value from data analysis reports, the below inspection experts will get you up to speed with what, why, and how ultrasonic inline inspections are the most valuable on the market.
Challenges and successful finding during 36” Ultrasonic Geometry expedite development and inspection campaign, a Case Study
With over 10 years of experience in the pipeline industry, and five years' experience as a Project Manager in field operations, Roberto Yáñez has accumulated a breadth of skills, many of which play a crucial role in his success as an expert in pipeline data, specifically Ultrasonic Geometry and INS (Inertial Navigation System). Yanez joined NDT Global in 2013 as a Data Analyst and in 2016, became a Product Manager. He currently holds a Global Manager role. He has a Bachelor of Systems Engineering degree from TecMilenio University in Monterrey, Mexico.
Dr Henrik Witte
Fitness for Purpose assessment based on Finite Element Assessment using Ultrasonic ILI Data
Dr. Henrik Witte is working as developer of sensor technologies at NDT Global since 2014. As a physicist in an interdisciplinary team, he decisively drives the development of the ultrasonic geometry ILI tool fleet. He has profound experience in ultrasonic sound propagation as well as in signal and data processing. Henrik Witte holds a Ph.D. (Dr. rer. nat.) in physics from Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (WWU), Germany. Before joining NDT Global, he worked in post doc positon at WWU in the field of "Dynamics at interfaces" using ultrafast laser systems as well as time-resolved X-ray diffraction and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy.
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