Displacement caused by natural phenomena such as ground movement and elevation changes compromises a pipeline’s integrity. Excessive tensile strain can cause a direct rupture, while excessive compressive strain can cause local wrinkling and often buckling, resulting in lost product and environmental damage.

NDT Global’s Atlas INS is the most reliable means of measuring pipeline shape changes caused by external forces. It uses high-resolution data acquisition with leading-edge software products to locate a potential high-strain area with discriminating field bends in a single inspection.

Periodic Atlas INS inspections can pinpoint potential displacement locations by aligning two pipeline assessments and detecting slight (≥0.10%) changes over time: odometer distance adjustment and direct run-on-run comparison of curvatures and strain. Our experts highlight the pipeline displacement between the two INS inspections by comparing the vertical and horizontal strain at the same points on the pipe, allowing you to make in-real-time decisions to safeguard your pipeline and reduce costs.

Our Technology

We use the most accurate and innovative ultrasonic technology on the market to inspect your pipelines to provide value that you can put back into your Integrity Management Program, all while keeping in mind our common goals: pipeline integrity, cost reduction and protecting the environment