Fundamentals and Performance Improvements of Current In-Line Inspection Technologies for Mechanical Damage Detection: Phase I Report

This Phase I report provides a comprehensive and in-depth review of the current status of in-line-inspection technologies, including, but not limited to, Magnetic (Axial MFL, Circumferential MFL), Ultrasonic (UT), and Geometrical (Caliper) methods, in terms of their capabilities, limitations and potentials in detection, discrimination and characterization of various forms of pipeline mechanical damage, such as dents, dents with corrosion, and dents with cracks, gouges and dents with gouges.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Blade Energy Partners

    2600 Network Boulevard, Suite 550
    Frisco, TX  United States  75034

    Pipeline Research Council International, Incorporated


    Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

    Department of Transportation
    East Building, 2nd Floor, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • McNealy, Richard
    • Gao, Ming
    • McCann, Roger
    • Cazenave, Pablo
    • Krishnamurthy, Ravi
  • Publication Date: 2008-5


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: 155p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01643088
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: PRCI-U206-002
  • Contract Numbers: PR-328-063502; DTPH56-06-T-000016 ECT #204
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 7 2017 12:32PM