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.
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.
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.
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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.