Coated Pipes for Blind Testing of ARTEMIS

01-08-2016
Blind tests have been performed on several corroded spool pieces with ARTEMIS, with exciting results.
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Challenge
 
  • A major operating company prepared four spool pieces for blind testing
  • All spool pieces contain corrosion features and are coated with a shrink wrap field joint coating
  • Prior to coating all of the pipes have been inspected using a standard AUT inspection method
  • Full Data on one of the spools has been supplied as a reference for the inspection
  • The pipes have been shipped from the PRCI pipe store in Houston to the Halfwave laboratory in Portland UK.

Sample Pipe Details
 
  • Pipe diameter: 16” OD
  • Pipe length: 1000 mm
  • Pipe thickness: 0.500” (12.7 mm)
  • Pipe material: X52 and X60
  • Shrink wrap type: Canusa PP or PE heat shrink wrap
  • Coating thickness: 2.3 – 2.5 mm
 
Solution

The pipes have been inspected using the Halfwave tank facility and using the ARTEMIS system

Result
 
  • Client advised that all defects were identified and sizing expectations were met

Conclusion

​ARTEMIS has provided data measurement quality on par with existing automated ultrasonic systems without the need for field coating removal. The operator selected the ARTEMIS in-field subsea inspection with results that well exceeded expectations for flexibility, quality and accuracy. A new and valuable tool has been added to the industry's toolbox for pipeline integrity assurance!

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Hordaland, Norway

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Phone: +47 47 66 68 00
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1363 Høvik
Oslo, Norway

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Houston TX
77040 USA
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Halfwave

(897 067 382)

Bergen Workshop and Office
Glasskaret 1
5106 Øvre Ervik
Hordaland, Norway

mail@halfwave.com
Phone: +47 47 66 68 00
OSLO OFFICE
O.H BANGSVEI 70
1363 HØVIK
OSLO, NORWAY

Halfwave LLC

(82-3961362)

US Workshop and Office
6329 Guhn Road,
Houston TX
77040 USA
Tel +1 281 595 8208
Copyright © 2018 Halfwave AS. All rights reserved. This web site, and the information which it contains, is the property of Halfwave and its affiliates and licensors, and is protected from unauthorized copying and dissemination by Norwegian copyright law, trademark law, international conventions and other intellectual property laws. Except as permitted by the applicable copyright law, you may not reproduce or communicate any of the content on this website, including files downloadable from this website without the prior written permission from Halfwave. Halfwave is a trademark or a registered trademark of Halfwave AS in the Kingdom of Norway and certain other countries. All Halfwave product names and logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of Halfwave