NDT Global's Southern and Eastern European sales manager, Jose Miguel Garcia Sanchez, shares some insights into a recentof a 65-year-old pipeline.
Poor welding techniques can come back to haunt you, as was the case when an Italian refinery identified anomalies in their 65-year-oldpipelines. One such had turned out to be a 60 mm (2.4 in.) open upon , that didn’t bode well for the remaining sections in the group. The defects attributable to poor welding technique with lack of penetration and incomplete welds.
The complex, delicate inspections using the most precise nondestructive testing equipment available today. The twist? They wanted it done yesterday.tasked pipeline experts, TECMA S.r.l. with managing the inspections of the remaining sections, which were of the same metallurgic origin and service parameters. The pipeline integrity company immediately knew who to call for pipeline inspections. NDT Global has an unparalleled reputation for handling
Expedited Does Not Mean Rushed
Not a problem for us, of course, as every project we undertake is completely customized. To meet the tight deadline and streamline the analysis process, our team agreed not to deliver preliminary reports, aiming instead to prepare a final report for each inspected section.
We set up a dedicated analyst team from our Evo 1.0 ultrasonic circumferential crack detection would work in this , and to explain that this tool was so accurate that only one run per pipeline section would be needed to obtain a complete data set.department to manage this . The team performed a complete assessment to determine the best inspection solution in our arsenal. We also set out to keep our clients completely in the loop, holding numerous technical meetings to describe how our selected inspection tool,
Our ultrasonicdetection tool uses ultrasonic shear wave technology to address cracking defects, diffracting shear wave signals traveling at a 45° angle at internal or external flaws. Of course, since one run per section was sufficient and could be accomplished in 15 days, we were able to further accelerate the timeline, meeting the client’s requirement for an expedited process.
Following the, took only four weeks and identified -like anomalies; verified anomalies, including , lack of penetration, weld misalignments; localized at guided-wave-detected, , and mid-wall anomalies. The client praised the preciseness with which we were able to highlight, pinpoint, and categorize the areas in need of attention in such a short amount of time, and we’re looking forward to an ongoing relationship in which we can continue to bring our expertise to bear.
If you'd like to learn more about Evo 1.0 ultrasonicdetection, feel free to send me an email at JoseMiguel.Garcia@ndt-global.com.