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Transneft Diascan Presents its Pipeline Inspection Gadget (PIG) Designs at Oil and Gas Exhibition in Abu Dhabi

Date of publication: 16 November 2018 Print

Transneft Diascan has participated in Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference (ADIPEC) - 2018. One of the major world events in the field of oil and gas was held in Abu Dhabi (UAE) on 12-15 November.

Transneft presented a model of a combined magnetic and ultrasonic defectoscope at its exhibition booth. This pipeline inspection gadget (PIG) had been developed by Transneft Diascan design engineers and is unparalleled in the world today. The unique software and hardware device combines the functions of two ultrasonic defectoscopes (WM and CD) and a magnetic defectoscope (MFL).

The use of this PIG allows for simultaneous detection and measuring of all kinds of defects within the pipe body and in its transverse and longitudinal welds after just one launch, compared with inspection by means of separate in-line inspection tools. Moreover, the information obtained by this combined defectoscope is more precise than that of three single-section devices. Moreover, it eliminates data alignment errors resulting from location inaccuracies and detection time diversity that occur when several defectoscopes are used. Thus, reliable detection and measurement of dangerous combined defects is ensured.

Today, Transneft Diascan has combined magnetic and ultrasonic defectoscopes for pipelines with a 20” to 48” diameter at its disposal.

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Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference is the most significant event in the Middle East oil and gas industry. ADIPEC participants present up-to-date scientific studies, innovative solutions and services, including in the area of oil and gas fields development and processing, storage and transportation of the products of the oil and gas industry.

Transneft Diascan Press Service