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Testing, Inspection and Certification

  • Longitudinal Stress in Buried Pipelines near Bends or End Caps

Longitudinal Stress in Buried Pipelines near Bends or End Caps

Accurate estimation of the longitudinal stress is frequently required, such as during the engineering critical assessment (ECA) of girth welds or the integrity analysis of pipelines including defects with considerable circumferential extension. At Kiefner and Associates, Inc. (Kiefner) (a Pipeline Engineering Consultancy company, and part of the Applus+ Group), we regularly address questions posed by [...]

By |September 12th, 2018|Engineering, Oil & gas|
  • DTI Trekscan

The Applus+ RTD DTI Trekscan, a new addition to the suite of tools for inspection of Difficult To Inspect pipelines

The RTD DTI Trekscan is designed to inspect pipelines which are difficult to inspect (DTI), saving cost and improving pipeline integrity.     In addition to the existing suite of tethered crawler tools that are used for the inspection of Difficult To Inspect pipelines, Applus+ RTD introduces the free-swimming DTI Trekscan for the inspection of [...]

By |July 24th, 2018|Inspection, Non-Destructive Testing, Oil & gas|
  • What can a drone do on an oil & gas asset?

50 things a drone can do on an oil & gas asset

Today, more and more people are using Applus+ RVIS drones and other remote tools for multiple purposes, across a range of locations, yet further possiblities still exist. Together with Shell and NAM, Applus+ RVIS decided to explore the possibilities offered by drones on oil and gas assets in a pilot project, ‘Automated Assets’. Inspection drones [...]

By |June 7th, 2018|Innovation, Inspection, Oil & gas|
  • Geo-hazard Monitoring of Pipelines using Strain Gauges

Geo-hazard Monitoring of Pipelines using Strain Gauges

Introduction Pipelines are sometimes subjected to various geo-hazards such as long wall mining subsidence and slope movement. A commonly practiced method to reduce stress in such situations is to expose the affected portion of a pipeline. Monitoring of stress in an affected pipeline is a necessary component of a proper remedial plan. But strain gauges [...]

By |April 25th, 2018|Inspection, Non-Destructive Testing, Oil & gas|
  • CiBot carburization measurements

CiBot carburization measurements: The process that allows non-destructive inspection on radiant coils in the furnaces

Applus+ has in cooperation with Texplore a new solution for carburization measurements, the CiBot Carburization Measurements. Carburization is the formation of metal carbides in a material as a result of exposure to a carbon containing atmosphere. In service, it can result in loss of mechanical properties over time in addition to wastage of the material. [...]

By |April 18th, 2018|Inspection, Non-Destructive Testing, Oil & gas|
  • Crack management series

Crack Management Series

Within the past year, the American Petroleum Institute (API) published the first edition of API RP 1176, a recommended practice for assessment and management of cracking in pipelines.  While the API guidance typically focuses on pipelines that transport liquids, this document specifically states that the recommended practice is applicable to any pipeline system used to [...]

By |October 20th, 2017|Non-Destructive Testing, Oil & gas|
  • Why utility mapping is critical to risk reduction and recordkeeping

Why utility mapping is critical to recordkeeping and risk reduction

The importance of utility mapping cannot be overstated in the fields of geophysics, environmental engineering and infrastructure planning. Asset operators on sites that contain subsurface pipelines and other ancillary tubes, ducts or channels must contend with the potential for damage to these assets at any given time. For a number of reasons, [...]

By |August 22nd, 2017|Non-Destructive Testing, Oil & gas|
  • Why pipeline monitoring is imperative in high consequence areas

Why pipeline monitoring is imperative in high-consequence areas

Thinking back to 2016, many observant TV viewers likely recall the uptick in extreme weather events. And the facts check out: The number of floods reached a record high, and Live Science stamped 2016 as "The Year of the Earthquake." This is not to say rising water levels and high-magnitude quakes were the only [...]

By |July 11th, 2017|Non-Destructive Testing, Oil & gas|

Transporting oil and gas safely with efficient pipeline integrity solutions

Oil and gas transportation is a matter of vital public importance, not only from a power generation standpoint, but also as an issue of safety. The world's natural resources are the fundamental reserve with which nations must constantly tap into, yet protect at the same time. Fortunately, there are safe and efficient ways to move [...]

By |January 20th, 2017|Logistics, Non-Destructive Testing, Oil & gas|
  • Magnetic Flux Application Magnetic Testing 2

Magnetic flux leakage testing for the oil and gas industry

The structural integrity of storage tanks and piping systems for the oil and gas industry is vital to business. Operators must be vigilant in locating cracks, thinning of structure walls or heavy corrosion. Then they must assess whether that pipe or tank can remain in service or must be repaired or even [...]

By |November 8th, 2016|Oil & gas|
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