Wishing You a Safe and Happy Holiday Season!

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.

Pipetel new office
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.

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.

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:
Phone: 416.510.8588
Toll free: 1 855-747-3835
Fax: 866-418-8862

Drop us an email:
info@pipetelone.com

Come speak to the Robotic Pipeline Inspection experts…

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.

International Pipeline Conference (IPC 2018)
Calgary, Alberta
September 25- 27, 2018
International Pipeline Conference (IPC 2018)

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.

Stop by Booth 117 to learn more!

Register for your FREE Expo Pass using promo code “JOIN2018” at internationalpipelineexpo.com

Get a Close-up of your Pipes with Pipetel

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

World Gas Conference 2018
Washington, DC
June 25-29, 2018
World Gas Conference 2018

American Gas Association 2018 Operations Conference

Washington DC
June 25-29, 2018
American Gas Association 2018 Operations Conference

Mid-Atlantic Conference of Regulatory Utilities Commissioners 23rd Annual Eduation Conference
Hershey, PA
June 24-27, 2018

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
  • Seamless pipes
  • Changes in wall thickness
  • Cased pipes
  • Chill rings
  • Couplings
  • Repair patches and sleeves
  • Unbarred tees and other hot tap fittings
  • Liquid and debris pools
  • Elbows
  • Wrinkles
  • Ripples
  • Buckles
  • Ovalities
  • Expansion
  • Misalignments

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:
Phone: 416.510.8588
Toll free: 1 855-747-3835
Fax: 866-418-8862

Drop us an email: info@pipetelone.com

Or come talk to us at any of the 3 upcoming conferences and let’s see how we can help you.

Why hydrotest when you can use EXPLORER iLi?

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.

Sample of external corrosion threats found by the MFL sensor on Explorer iLi that  most likely went unnoticed by a hydrotest.

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.

Visit Us at PPIM 2018

Find out how Pipetel delivers iLi data 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.

Season’s Greetings

Happy Holidays from your Friends at Pipetel

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.

 

Join us at the UNPIGGABLE Pipeline Solutions Forum.

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?

Continue reading “Join us at the UNPIGGABLE Pipeline Solutions Forum.”

February 2017

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.

Continue reading “February 2017”

January 2017

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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.
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February 2016 (2)

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.
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January 2016

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.
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September 2015

Pipetel’s fleet of Explorer robots have been inspecting unpiggable pipelines since 2010 and they have proven to detect, locate and measure common pipeline threats including:

  • corrosion
  • manufacturing flaws
  • dents, and
  • mechanical damages

These Explorer robot inspections have also been successful in identifying construction features and providing additional pipeline information that are valuable to operators. This information helps operators verify and complete their records to better understand the configuration and construction of their pipelines.
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April 2015 (2)

Pipetel has been inspecting 8 inch gas transmission pipelines since 2010 that were previously unpiggable due to operational and configuration limitations.

Now our Explorer 8 is equipped with:

  • high resolution MFL sensors for measuring metal loss
  • Laser Deformation sensors for measuring deformations including dents and ovality
  • high resolution cameras for visual inspection

Similar to other Explorer robots in our fleet. Explorer 8 inpsects unpiggable pipelines with no interruption to the gas service as it is tetherless and self-propelled.
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