The program for the Unpiggable Pipeline Solutions Forum (UPSF), taking place 14-15 June in Houston, Texas, is now available to be viewed online.
UPSF will explore different approaches for the internal inspection of difficult to inspect pipelines, including pre-inspection cleaning and project management, crossover technologies, robotic inspection technology, difficult inspection projects, and new tools, technologies and applications.
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The program includes discussion on the importance of using and understanding expected damage mechanisms to determine the suitable inspection technology and methodology.
There will be a focus on each inspection methodology’s ability to successfully detect damage at specific pipeline locations.
The event will also look at the development of a robotic system for the trenchless inspection of cased pipelines will allow for the real-time visual assessment of casing and pipe conditions while minimising costs and service disruptions.
The images provided by the Pipe Inspection Robot can be used by operators as a pre-excavation inspection or an alternative to excavation.
Another point of focus will be the in-line inspection of pipeline segments.
This method is often favoured as it delivers feature specific information; however, for pipelines lacking launcher and receiver facilities this has not been feasible.
A new approach, using Baker Hughes’ Tri-Axial MFL technology, has resulted in the effective tethered inspection of several pipelines.
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For more information visit the UPSF website.
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