This week’s Pipeliners Podcast episode features Mark Escobedo and Pam Moreno of DNV discussing multiple ILI tools and their specific uses and differences.
In this episode, you will learn about the different types of MFL, ultrasonic technology, and more, as well as EMAT and other technologies used in inline inspection.
ILI Tool Show Notes, Links, and Insider Terms:
- Mark Escobedo is the Senior Consultant at DNV, USA Connect with Mark on LinkedIn.
- PamMoreno is Principal Consultant at DNV, USA. Connect with Pam on LinkedIn.
- DNV is the independent expert in risk management and assurance, operating in more than 100 countries. Through its broad experience and deep expertise DNV advances safety and sustainable performance, sets industry benchmarks, and inspires and invents solutions.
- ILI (In-line Inspection) is a method to assess the integrity and condition of a pipeline by determining the existence of corrosion, cracks, deformations, or other structural issues that could cause a leak.
- MFL (Magnetic Flux Leakage) is a magnetic non-destructive testing technique used to detect corrosion and pits in steel structures and to accurately measure corrosion damage.
- Ferromagnetism is the physical phenomenon in which certain electrically uncharged materials strongly attract others.
- Magnetic leakage also known as TFI (Transverse Field Inspection)
- is a magnetic method of nondestructive testing that is used to detect corrosion and pitting
- PPIM (Pipeline Pigging & Integrity Management Conference & Exhibition) the largest technical exhibition of its kind in the world, designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of utility and in-line inspection pigging.
- Flux field is a measure of how much of a vector field is going through a particular surface.
- Ultrasonic testing (UT) comprises a range of non-destructive testing (NDT) techniques that send ultrasonic waves through an object or material. These high frequency sound waves are transmitted into materials to characterize the material or for flaw detecting.
- SCC (Stress Corrosion Cracking) is the cracking induced from the combined influence of tensile stress and a corrosive environment.
- EMAT (Electromagnetic Acoustic Technology) is an advanced non-destructive testing method used throughout the oil and gas industry for the inspection of corrosion, metal loss and other anomalies in pipelines
- SSC (Selective Seam Corrosion) is a localized corrosion attack along the bond line of low-frequency electric resistance welding (LR-ERW) and electric flash welding (EFW) piping, that leads to the development of a wedge shaped groove that is often filled with corrosion products.
- The Bellingham Pipeline Incident (Olympic Pipeline explosion) occurred on June 10, 1999, when a gas pipeline ruptured near Whatcom Creek in Bellingham, Wash., causing deaths and injuries. Three deaths included 18-year-old Liam Wood and 10-year-olds Stephen Tsiorvas and Wade King.
- AMPP (Association for Materials Protection and Performance) is a global community of professionals dedicated to materials protection through the advancement of corrosion control and protective coatings. AMPP protects infrastructure and assets worldwide through member and workforce education and credentialing, company accreditation, technological innovation, and global standardization.
- SP0102 standard outlines a process of related activities that a pipeline operator can use to plan, organize, and execute an ILI project.
- API 1163 standard covers the qualification, selection, reporting, verification, validation, and use of in-line inspection (ILI) systems for onshore and offshore steel gas and hazardous liquid pipelines.
- ART (Acoustic Resonance Technology) is a complete inline inspection technology that can be used in both gas and liquid environments.
ILI Tools Full Episode Transcript:
The full episode transcript will be uploaded later today.