Upgrade of the Ultrasonic Geometry Assessment Methodology 

We are delighted to announce the forthcoming upgrade of NDT Global's Ultrasonic Geometry service. This upgrade is in line with the recently presented PRCI's* Dent Fatigue Life Assessment methodology. This approach offers less conservative assessments, not only using the depth and length of the dent, but the actual shape of the dent, giving pipeline operators parameters for dent prioritization and dent fatigue life assessment.

"At NDT Global we are always looking for new ways to ensure we are delivering pipeline operators a complete data set. By introducing this new methodology, we can now assist our customers with ongoing pipeline integrity management, identifying the true risk of a feature and enabling the correct prioritization of maintenance."

This service extension is a great fit to the Ultrasonic Geometry inspection, currently delivering accurate and reliable ultrasonic inline inspection data by combining a corrosion or crack assessment with an ultrasonic based geometry measurement. Using ultrasonic technology ensures precise, direct measurement of dents with depth resolution down to 0.1 mm (0.004 in.). 

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