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Next Generation ILI Crack Inspection Service - Phased Array Ultrasonic Solution

As ILI is the most efficient pipeline integrity management tool, an operator published a request for proposal (RFP) to develop and provide a solution that delivered a step-change in crack inline inspection (ILI) performance for challenging seam-weld geometries.

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Bi-Directional High-Resolution Inspection of a Subsea Flexible Riser Pipeline

The aim of this inspection was to assess the conditions and obtain reliable data of the critical parts of this pipeline section.

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Expedited Reporting of a Hydrogen Service Pipeline

The aim of this inspection was to validate previous ILI inspections and provide enhanced accuracy of the true condition of this pipeline.

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Long-Seam Pipeline Crack Inspection in Liquid Propane

After careful evaluation of its options for inspecting the 61.78 mile line, the operator chose NDT Global’s Evo Series 1.0 ultrasonic crack inspection tool.

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Simultaneous Crack and Metal Loss Inspection

A combination of high-resolution technologies were used to successfully detect metal loss and crack-like features in one run.

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Verifying Emerging Pipeline Cracking Threats Using Ultrasonic Technology

NDT Global utilized a 12" inspection tool which has inspected more than 2,600 km (1,616 miles) in a circumferential configuration.

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The Most Precise Pinhole and Pitting Services

Following the initial dig verification program, NDT Global worked alongside the operator to create a new set of requirements focusing on the accurate sizing of pittings and pinholes.

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Complex Crack Detection

An NDT Global field verification expert worked closely with the crew and conducted phased array UT to enhance the understanding of the crack geometries and provided crack depths.

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An Alternative to Hydrostatic Testing for Complex Cracking

To address tilted (hooked) and skewed cracks, a modified sensor arrangement was introduced to the fleet of tools.

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Evaluation of Cracks in a Petroleum Pipeline

Engineers from NDT Global carried out extensive investigations to gain visibility into overall pipeline integrity.

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Girth Weld Cracking Threats in a CRA-Cladded Gas Pipeline

To inspect a 16" gas pipeline, we prepared a project plan to facilitate the inspection which included pipeline preparation, inspection run and a re-establishment procedure.

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Custom-Engineered Offshore Solution for BP

After a review of requirements an advanced ultrasonic tool was selected to accurately measure wall thickness and metal loss.

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Inspecting a Dual-Diameter Pipeline in a Single Run

Both the pipeline operator and inspection engineers worked hand in hand to design, build, and test a multi-diameter ultrasonic tool to fulfill these specific requirements.

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Custom Engineered Baseline ILI for Multi-Diameter Export Route

We worked with an operator to launch an intensive development program focusing specifically on safe passage, while maximizing measurement accuracy.

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Delivering Precision by Combining FEA's with ILI's

SONACOL worked with NDT Global to perform an FEA, a method that is optimized to provide operators with an accurate estimation of pressure behaviors.

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Equinor: Custom Solution for an Extreme Subsea Pipeline

NDT Global performed the inspection run using high-resolution pinhole and pitting ultrasonic metal loss inspection technology.

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Ultrasonic Inline Inspection for Ethanol Pipelines

Following further investigations, to successfully begin the ILI process, NDT Global’s team proposed an ultrasonic wall thickness measurement inspection.

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Enhanced Identification without Compromise

To ensure the operator’s exacting resolution requirements were achieved, NDT Global separately utilized its UT crack and corrosion tools that both deliver the highest resolution measurements available.