Challenging Pipelines

Finding a solution that meets the needs of your challenging pipeline

High-pressure transmission inspection

The ART Scan ILI tools were originally developed to inspect high-pressure, thick-wall gas transmission lines in the North Sea. These lines are extremely challenging to inspect with magnetic tools due to high-flow velocities and high-wall thickness. By applying the resonance characteristics of the pipe wall, it is possible to perform an ultrasonic inspection without using a liquid to couple the sound. The benefits are obvious; sub-millimeter accuracy of the wall thickness measurement and a defect depth measurement that is unaffected by tool speed. Since the first runs in 2013, the tool fleet has been expanded to include all key diameters. ART Scan has become the tool of choice for large offshore pipeline inspections, both for baseline assessments of new pipelines and inspection of aging assets.

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Interested in learning more? Connect with an ILI expert in your region to learn about inspection options that are most fitting for your pipeline needs.