Pipetel’s Rod Lee will be making a presentation on the benefits of robotic inline inspection for unpiggable pipes on Wednesday, September 25th at 10:20am at ASME’s Robotics for Inspection and Maintenance event in College Station, Texas.
Here is the Complete Session Description:
Assessing Pipeline Integrity with Robotic Inline Inspection
In-line-inspection (ILI) is a pipeline assessment method used by operators to receive a comprehensive integrity assessment of their pipeline. Unfortunately, ILI may become unfeasible due to factors such as insufficient flow or pressure parameters for propulsion, pipeline features such as valves, back to back elbows and unbarred tees, as well as the lack of infrastructure such as launcher and receiver for tool entry and exit. These pipelines are deemed as difficult to inspect, or “unpiggable,” and are often limited to other integrity assessment methods such as direct assessment or hydrostatic testing.
About the Event
Industrial inspection is big business – many companies spend $40+ billion per year and some invest tens of millions on inspections and even more on maintenance. What if we could move towards inspection that accurately determines asset health? Detecting and effectively predicting corrosion, leaks and defects that signal impending problems?