Our specialty is comparing and contrasting the “As-Called” anomalies with the “As-Found” conditions, and prescribing a repair in accordance with the operators written practice.
While our specialty is long-seam analysis, we have extensive experience with ID & OD Corrosion, Dents, mechanical damage, SCC, lamination's, mill defects and most other anomalies. We’ve performed thousands of assessments in all operating environments.
We constantly review emerging technologies to make sure we are providing the most appropriate techniques, not the latest.
We offer many other pipeline data services; such as soil pH, pipe to soil potential, soil resistivity, sub-foot & sub-meter GPS, coating inspection, MIC test and hardness testing
Typical NDE informs an operator whether or not a repair is required. Effective rehab NDE is equally concerned with correlating the As-found condition to the tool called condition. Uncalled Relevant items, or tool misses, are of equal concern. Though these conditions may not affect repair requirements, they are critical to an effective ILI program. Detailed reporting is important in all NDE, but more critical for Rehab work. A rehab report will be part of a continuing process, not just a single job.
NDE results may be used on future tool correlations. The report shows not only what was done, it should represent how an operator is adhering to their program. If there’s a problem, a good NDE report will allow a forensic review of the pipe condition.
If it’s not documented, it didn’t happen. Reports and mistakes are all that survives back-fill. For consistency, we train our technicians in a standardized inspection process. This Process is divided into distinct “phases”. Each Phase ends in a series of photos. The photos emphasis the sequence of events in the ditch. We use distinct colors and symbols to help distinguish the phase of inspection.
Phases are as follows
Designed to detail “As-called” conditions
Designed to detail as found conditions, including relevant tool misses
Operators criteria is used to determine an appropriate repair
All repair related inspections are performed
Time sensitive reporting is submitted immediately, a comprehensive Inspection Report follows, after an in house QA review