Pipeline Cleaning & Preparation

Accurate preparations as a first step to success

The Problem

Cleaning a pipeline is essential to obtain usable inline inspection data, to prevent corrosion and maximize the throughput. The goal of this procedure is to remove any existing wax, scale or other deposits from the inner pipe wall.

The Solution

Once completed, it is important to evaluate the success of the cleaning run. This analysis is performed to ensure accurate results during a subsequent integrity inspection using ultrasound or magnetic flux tools. Our partners offer a wide range of cleaning tools that can be applied to achieve your objectives. It is our job to ensure that the right tools are deployed in the right sequence. NDT Global experts are proficient in all aspects of pipeline cleaning and cleaning assessment. They can provide expert consulting, services, and equipment tailored precisely to your imperatives. NDT Global works closely with skilled partners to provide a tailor-made solution to your specific cleaning needs – for example, by selecting the right tools in the most effective sequence.

Our Technology

NDT Global recently introduced the latest generation of UT tools - Evo Series 1.0. This generation offers inspection velocities of up to 4 m/s (9 mph). These high speed tools overcome reduction of flow rates for intelligent inspection runs.

Case Studies

BP: A Custom Engineered Solution for Offshore Success

BP Angola needed a highly accurate baseline inline inspection (ILI) of the 36 km (22 mile)…

Statoil: Custom Solution for an Extreme Subsea Pipeline

Statoil required a baseline survey of its new Polarled gas pipeline as part of the…

Testimonial

  • Thanks to the NDT Global Engineering 'A Team', and work by the Sunbury Flowlines team, a plan was conceived to put the pig on a diet.

    BP Angola

  • NDT showed a profound expertise and reliability. NDT impressed with their quality of service provided through their personnel as well as the outstanding performance of the inspection tool providing excellent data. The final reports were delivered in due time and with excellent quality. Based on this experience and the good business relationship, we are happy to recommend NDT Global for the inline inspection services.

    Open Grid Europe

  • All work was performed in accordance with Statoil's specifications and to complete satisfaction. The data results were precise and reliable and perfectly reflected the pipeline conditions. During the last years NDT has been an excellent cooperation partner for us in every respect. Precision and reliability are the cornerstones of their work.

    Statoil