Cracks

The Benefits of Accurate ILI Performance on Pipeline Integrity Programs for Axial Crack and Metal Loss Corrosion Threats

At the 11th annual International Pipeline Conference in Calgary, Alberta, C-FER presented a paper describing the benefits of an accurate in-line inspection (ILI) system performance.  To request a free copy of this paper, complete the form at the bottom of the page.

Assessing the Probability of Detecting Crack Features using Ultrasonic In-line Inspection Tool Run Results and Excavation Data

At the 10th annual International Pipeline Conference in Calgary, Alberta, C-FER presented a paper that analyzes the performance of an ultrasonic testing (UT) tool in detecting stress corrosion cracking (SCC) features using the ILI run results and excavation data from several operating pipelines. Analysis of the excavation data shows that the POD for SCC features is dependent on both the maximum depth and the longest interacting length of the feature.