Overview

VidDa’s Ultrasonic Multi-Channel Ring (UT-MC Ring) in-line inspection PIGs have been developed to offer high-definition, high-speed, long-length pipeline inspection in both metallic, and non-metallic pipelines. Rows of sensors around the circumference of the tool body record up to 20,000 measurements per second with a sampling density of 1,000,000 samples per square meter. UT-MC offers detection and sizing of internal and external metal loss, deformation, lamination, cracking, and corrosion. Tools are available from 3” up to 64” with larger custom built tool options available. A list of key advantages, usage, detection capabilities, and specifications can be seen below. Contact a VidDa expert today for more information on our in-line inspection services.

Ultrasonic Multichannel (UT-MC) In-Line Inspection Tool Diagram with Components

Key Advantages

  • Suitable for all pipeline materials
  • Inspection and reporting per POF 2016 recommendations
  • Immediate onsite preliminary data verification
  • Ability to pass 1.5D bends, PLEM’s, flexible risers, and turrets
  • Tool customization available for challenging and difficult (unpiggable) pipelines or projects

Usage, Detection Capabilities and Tool Specifications

  • Inspection length: 200 km (*Customized solutions available)
  • Standard inspection time: 100 hours (*Customized solutions available)
  • Maximum tool speed: 1.0 m/s (*Customized solutions available)
  • Maximum pressure: 100 bar (*Customized solutions available)
  • Temperature range: 0°C to 65°C (*Customized solutions available)
  • Minimum wall thickness: 1.5 mm
  • Accuracy of measurement: ± 0.3 mm
  • Tool sizes available: 3” and greater
  • On-offshore, subsea, and above ground pipelines
  • Oil and gas exploration and production, refineries, petrochemical, mining, and heavy industry
  • Detectable anomalies: I.D./O.D. metal loss, cracks, deformation, lamination, corrosion, and pitting
  • Raw A-Scan data recording of all measurements
  • Automated data analysis and defect detection
  • Launching medium: liquid/gas (batching)