This summer Pipetel will be presenting at Unpiggable Pipelines Solutions Forum. Pipetel will be presenting at this forum for the 5th consecutive forums. The objective of the forum is to address capabilities and guidance concerning tools for corrosion and mechanical damage inspection of ‘unpiggable’ oil, gas and hazardous liquids pipelines. The focus will be on the capabilities of existing technologies as well as those in research and development.
One of the longest consecutive inspections performed by Pipetel to date is 2.3 miles. The two-day inspection utilized two hot tap fittings for Explorer entry and exit, as well as three charge points. The comprehensive MFL, dent and video data provided the operator with the integrity information required for continual undisrupted operation. This paper reviews the process, execution and data from the use of Explorer ILI for long distance inspections that are several miles in length.
We’d love to see you there, please reach out for a copy of the paper.
This spring Pipetel will be exhibiting at the annual AGA Operations Conference. It is the natural gas industry’s premier gathering of natural gas utility and transmission company operations management from across North America and the world for the sharing of technical knowledge, ideas and practices to promote the safe, reliable, and cost-effective delivery of natural gas to the end-user.
Our Pipetel EXPLORER iLi robotic inline inspection services provide data allowing operators of pipelines to implement a proactive pipeline integrity management and maintenance program. We provide a range of services in pipelines from 6 to 36 inches including inspection for metal loss, dents, mechanical damage and video. End-to-end project management, proprietary software tools, together with responsive customer service and innovative engineering, ensures that our customers’ most difficult ILI challenges will be resolved.
At Pipetel we’re anticipating a dynamic 2019, we’ve got a lot of exciting new initiatives and investments to talk about. Here’s a glimpse of what we’re doing:
The Importance of Accuracy and Testing
At Pipetel we have invested heavily in stocking pipes from all sources and running our fleet of Explorer iLi robots through them to qualify, validate and improve our service offering. Running test after test in pipes with differing characteristics allows our team to assure the quality and continuously improve our deliverables. It’s this kind of attention to detail that all of our clients can rely on. Our job and our mission is to ensure the safety and longevity of your pipelines.
We want to meet you! Pipetel is proud to be a part of this year’s PPIM. We are looking forward to sharing insights and innovations in the pipeline industry. Come join us at PPIM 2019, we have free visitor passes and look forward to engaging with the leading minds in our industry.
Don’t settle for anything less, go for the best, and get close-up details of your pipes with Pipetel.
We are excited about the challenges that lie ahead, the knowledge we’ll gather and the innovations to come. At Pipetel, we believe that with integrity, hard work and ingenuity we can serve our clients the standard in safe, efficient and effective pipelines. We’re looking forward to working with you to make 2019 a year to celebrate!
Give us a call:
Toll free: 1 855-747-3835
As the year draws to a close, it’s a great time to reflect on what has been accomplished and to set our sights on what we hope to achieve in the year to come. For Pipetel, the year was marked with several important milestones that make the future even more exciting:
First Run Success Rate of close to 100%
Our on-going commitment to improving and innovating our technologies and services has led to increased inspection efficiency. With a focus on quality assurance, training, communication and collaboration with our clients, a consistently high first run success rate brings confidence.
New Facilities, New Opportunities
This month we moved into new facilities that are 2.5 times larger than our previous headquarters! At the new location we are able to serve your needs better with increased space for demonstrations, testing, and quality assurance. We’re proud of our new robotics and operations center and we invite you to come and visit us anytime for a tour!
“Whether it’s your first year with Pipetel, or your eighth: thank-you!”
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: every client is important to us. Focusing on your needs and your challenges, makes us better at what we do. And our continued success is because of your trust and loyalty. Thank you.
What lies ahead?
While we can never know the future, we are confident that our continued focus on innovation and improvements to efficiency and effectiveness will help us be your best choice for protecting the integrity and safety of your pipelines.
Thank you for helping make 2018 a great year. We look forward to the next opportunity to work with you.
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
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.
In September 2018, members of the pipeline industry from around the world will gather in Calgary for the 12th International Pipeline Conference (IPC 2018). The International Pipeline Conference is designed to inform, enlighten and motivate.
Pipetel will be exhibiting at Booth 117 on the Upper Level.
Our Pipetel EXPLORER iLi Robots provide inline inspection services that provide data allowing operators of natural gas pipelines to implement a proactive pipeline integrity management and maintenance program. We provide a range of services in unpiggable pipelines from 6 to 36 inches including inspection for metal loss, dents, mechanical damage and video.
With Pipetel EXPLORER iLi you capture every little detail of your pipe
For many operators, challenging pipelines mean deploying a simplified assessment methodology and accepting minimal data in return. If you are on a multi-year assessment cycle, this means there’s a lot you don’t know for a long time, about your pipeline’s integrity.
Find out more at any of these 3 premium industry conferences in June
Pipetel’s EXPLORER iLi is one of the world’s most advanced inline inspection robots. Fully articulated, self-propelled, bi-directional, and tetherless, our fleet enables visual and non-destructive inspection of live pipelines, providing multipoint data, regardless of the difficulty of the location or complexity of the pipeline.
With Pipetel, you can get close-up details of your pipes and capture every little detail of your pipe:
Internal and external corrosions
Corrosion along long seam welds
Dents and corrosions interacting with dents
Changes in wall thickness
Repair patches and sleeves
Unbarred tees and other hot tap fittings
Liquid and debris pools
Don’t settle for anything less, go for the best with Pipetel, and get close-up details of your pipes.
We’re always happy to discuss difficult pipeline inspection scenarios. Our experienced team of personnel is always ready to meet any challenge.
Give us a call:
Toll free: 1 855-747-3835
With EXPLORER iLi you don’t have to compromise your data.
For many operators, challenging pipelines means deploying a simplified assessment methodology and accepting minimal data in return.
For those choosing hydrotesting, only an isolated portion of your pipeline is assessed and all you get is a pass or fail. If you are on a multi-year assessment cycle, this means there’s a lot you don’t know for a long time about your pipeline’s integrity.
The benefits of EXPLORER iLi compared to hydrotest.
The EXPLORER iLi is among one of the world’s most advanced inline inspection robots. Fully articulated, self-propelled, bi-directional, and tetherless, our fleet enables visual and non-destructive inspection of live pipelines, providing multipoint data regardless of the difficulty of the location or complexity of the pipeline.
With EXPLORER iLi, you no longer need to choose inferior methodologies to get the data you need:
Single entry and exit point; if you have existing fittings on your pipes from the previous assessment cycle, an EXPLORER iLi can be deployed without the added capital expenditure or the need to install new fittings
Comprehensive data collection – much more information and knowledge on the conditions of your pipe relative to hydrotest
Multipoint data collection including laser deformation, MFL, and video capture
Environmentally-friendly; no contaminated or hazardous waste water to dispose
Pipeline can remain in operation with no service disruption
Superior, comprehensive results make iLi EXPLORER a more efficient and economical choice than hydrotest
Are you considering a hydrotest? Let’s talk.
We’re always happy to discuss difficult pipeline inspection scenarios. Our experienced team of operators and engineers are always ready to meet any challenge. Give us a call or drop us an email and let’s see how we can help you.
Find out how Pipetel delivers iLidata without compromise.
When it comes to the inspection of your company’s pipelines, challenging infrastructure often forces tough choices. Compromising the quality of your inspection data shouldn’t be one of them.
As a small-footprint alternative to conventional inspection technologies, our iLi advanced robots provide multipoint data that is superior to data collected by traditional means. Now you can know the health of your pipeline with a higher degree of certainty and with minimum impact on the operations of your pipeline.
Join the Pipetel team of robotic iLi experts at PPIM 2018 and find out how our services and technologies can save you time and money.
Visit us at booth # 1030 and pick-up a complimentary copy of our data quality whitepaper.
It’s been another busy and productive year at Pipetel. The ever-changing challenges of pipeline inline inspection continue to drive improvements and innovations in our technologies, analytics, and procedures.
“Whether it’s your first year with Pipetel or your seventh ~ thank you for your business!”
Every client is important to us. The challenges you bring help make us better, more innovative, and more determined. Our successes over the past years have been because of you and we appreciate the confidence, trust, and loyalty you have shown us.
Looking forward to 2018. Happy New Year!
As the New Year approaches, we turn our attention to continuing to innovate and improve our robotics, enhancing our sensor technologies and data collection, and, ultimately, being able to protect the integrity and safety of your pipelines with even greater ease, accuracy, and efficiency than ever before.
Thank you for helping make 2017 a great year for Pipetel. We wish you a happy and prosperous New Year and look forward to working with you soon.
Getting High-quality Data Regardless of the Pipe-type
The robotic pipeline inspection method has become more widely used in the last decade, especially in the assessment and evaluation of natural gas and liquid product pipelines. Significant advances in robotics coupled with the relative ease of implementation of inline inspection, have led this development.
But how good is the data compared to alternative methods?
In the last Pipetel newsletter, we shared an article written by PSE&G, on their use of our Explorer robot to inspect some of their pipelines that were in difficult locations (see previous story in this News section). More and more pipeline operators are choosing Pipetel to inspect their pipelines due to the Explorer robot’s ability to inspect pipelines in difficult landscapes and their ability to acquire accurate and reliable data.
By Karen A. Johnson – This article has been approved for reproduction by PSE&G
For years, utilities like PSE&G have used equipment called “pigs” to inspect the inside of gas pipes for corrosion, damage by excavators and other signs of trouble that could cause leaks and, in extreme cases, explosions like the one that rocked San Bruno, California, in 2010. Continue reading “January 2017”
Evaluate your pipeline without shutting down the line. Pipetel can inspect unpiggable pipelines up to 750 psi. Our Explorer robots are self-propelled and do not require line pressure for propulsion to travel through the pipeline. Continue reading “April 2016”
Talk to the robotic pipeline inspection experts to discuss how Pipetel can provide valuable data and improve the safety of operating your pipeline assets.
Pipetel will have a booth at CGA, and will have representatives at the NACE Corrosion Conference, and AGA Operations Conference. Pipetel will also participate as panelist at the Western Energy Institute Conference.
On March 30 at 10 am, Paul Laursen will be a panelist during the “Inline Inspection Technologies for Unique Applications” session at the Western Energy Institute. Continue reading “February 2016 (2)”
A Pipetel ‘Big Data’ article was featured in the MaRS Cleantech News. Also there was an interview with founder and president Paul Laursen who discussed the biggest challenge in building Pipetel and the importance of listening to customers. See link below for full story:
The Explorer 16/18 has recently inspected a long, difficult pipeline under a roadway for a pipeline operator. The Explorer 16/18 was chosen for this project due to its versatility making it the ideal inline inspection tool for natural gas pipelines with: limited or no flow, short radius or mitered bends, valves, back-to-back bends, and pipelines that cannot be inspected by conventional inline inspection tools or other assessment methods. Continue reading “January 2016”