Examining Data Quality of Robotic Pipeline Inspection Methods

Recently Pipetel published an article that examines the ability of robotic pipeline inspection methods. It covers results and specific examples of pipeline anomalies, as well as the quality of data acquired.

Using robotic pipeline inspection is economical and pipes are more accessible in areas which are difficult for hydrotesting or direct assessment, such as urban or congested areas, environmentally sensitive areas, or areas such as highways, railways and bridges. Pipetel’s Explorer inspection provides comprehensive data and information about the integrity conditions of the pipeline that allows engineers to develop effective maintenance plans.

Qualitative Benefits of Pipetel’s Explorer iLi

Sample MFL data and video image of a long seam weld from a pipe
Sample MFL data and video image of a long seam weld from a pipe
  • The MFL sensors are capable of magnetizing the pipe materials up to the maximum wall thickness capability of the sensors.
  • The resulting MFL data from an Explorer inspection offers the distinct advantage of being free from any speed related degradation.
  • The deformation sensor on Explorers also offers superior circumferential resolution as it is continuous since a laser is used without any discrete spacing.
  • The MFL and deformation data are always complimented by visual evidence captured by cameras.


Read the full article at: Pipeline & Gas Journal

Contact us for a pdf copy of the article.

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