A major pipeline operator and client of NDT Global required support and advice to safely complete an ultrasonic inline crack and metal loss inspection on their 10”, 1.25 mile (2 km) feeder pipeline running 100% liquid ethanol. Although an untested medium for an ultrasonic inspection, the customer was determined to find a way to replicate the high-resolution and accurate pipeline inspection they achieve in all other lines using NDT Global’s ultrasonic technology. By its nature, liquid ethanol is considered to be a volatile product when compared to crude oil or refined products such as diesel. To fully understand inspection parameters, the liquid ethanol was sampled and tested, identifying properties and initiating a review of viable inspection options. Following previous successful inspections in other mediums such as propane and butane, NDT Global’s engineering team determined that without tool customization, the unique properties of ethanol would not be viable to complete an ultrasonic crack inspection. When used in liquid ethanol, the typical arrangement of tool sensors cannot achieve the required angle of incidence to accurately inspect the line.