What In-Line Technologies Work Best for Condition Assessment of Pipelines and Why

Direct condition assessment (DCA) of pipelines in water, waste water, oil, or gas service is growing in popularity due to the fact that asset managers need to know the condition of their pipelines, in detail, to maintain them and extend their life. Knowing which DCA tool is best for a given type of pipeline is an important step in selecting the best technology. This paper discusses the attributes of in-line inspection (ILI) tools that utilize remote field technology (RFT), ultrasonic (UT), electromagnetic acoustic technology (EMAT), and magnetic flux leakage (MFL) tools and discusses the strengths and limitations of each.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 185-196
  • Monograph Title: Pipelines 2014: From Underground to the Forefront of Innovation and Sustainability

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01536382
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784413692
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: Aug 28 2014 9:12AM