Transneft Diascan took part in one of the biggest oil and gas exhibitions in the Middle East, Oil & Gas West Asia (OGWA) 2018, held on 26–28 March in the city of Muscat, Oman.
The Company exhibited cutting-edge solutions and developments for in-line inspection of its own production: mockup models of a multichannel geometry tool and a magnetic defectoscope with a speed regulator.
The multichannel geometry tool is designed for measuring the pipeline flow area and bent radii of various diameter pipelines.
The device also helps detect such defects as dents, out-of-roundness of the pipe, buckles, pitting corrosion, slit-shaped defects in welded joints and in the pipe body as well as scratch marks.
With a growing number of orders for in-line inspection of both oil and gas pipes placed with Transneft Diascan by foreign companies, a number of devices are being upgraded. For example, installing a speed regulator on magnetic defectoscopes adapts them to gas environment, enabling smooth movement.
“The Company participates mainly in expositions that are held in the countries where it conducts or plans to conduct in-line inspection (ILI). Participation in events like this allows Diascan to demonstrate its advantages to potential clients and serves as one of the most important instruments for overseas expansion,” noted Sergey Ermish, Director General of Transneft Diascan.
Transneft Diascan performed in-line inspection works in Oman for the first time in 2017, having examined about 53 km of oil pipelines.