Simplifying Pipeline Inspection
Inspection of oil and gas pipes is a necessary practise to avoid catastrophic events, but the process with current inspection tools is slow and hence financially costly. We are working with i2i Pipelines Limited to develop a high-speed inspection tool capable of scanning at 0.25mm resolution with intra-pipe speed of up to 8m/s. Our role is to develop instrumentation and software capable of operating within an extremely harsh environment to automate scanning, data acquisition and post-processing to flag up any potential signs of fatigue. The tool has been used globally in some of the harshest conditions on the planet, from the China Sea to icy tundra of Alaska to searing outback of Australia.