Halfwave's ART Scan™ ILI Technology by Mark Brown

13-10-2020
Halfwave's ART Scan™ technology embodies a futuristic inspection world from the outside-in. Its exterior is simplistic, sleek, and ultramodern, often mistaken at first glance as a cleaning tool rather than an inspection tool. The current exterior not only adds to the experience of the inspection, but it complements the advanced capabilities that that are deployed internally.
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Over the past twenty years, I've worked in various parts of the niche industry of inline inspections. I started my career at GE PII (now Baker Hughes) in 2006 where I served six years as a field technician and two years in sales management. I looked over European sales accounts for nearly two years before working for Circor Pipeline Engineering as a Global Business Development Manager. In 2015, I accepted a position at Rosen where I served as a sales manager for UK and Ireland and in 2019, I joined Halfwave as a Senior Sales Manager.

 From field work to working directly with clients to address their needs, I've grown an appreciation for both the subtle and major differences in inline inspection solutions, and an even greater appreciation for the way providers have managed to stay ahead of upcoming developments, moving from small to large scale advancements in only a matter of a few years. 

Halfwave is one of those providers that has truly equipped themselves for the fast-changing technological world. Their invention of ART (acoustic resonance technology) and its integration into the inline inspection landscape, has given gas pipeline operators more options to choose from.

Halfwave's ART Scan™ technology embodies a futuristic inspection world from the outside-in. Its exterior is simplistic, sleek, and ultramodern, often mistaken at first glance as a cleaning tool rather than an inspection tool. The current exterior not only adds to the experience of the inspection, but it complements the advanced capabilities that that are deployed internally.

 The ART Scan tool measures direct wall-thicknesses in gas pipelines providing the most accurate depiction of corrosion features. The alternative to ART Scan is MFL (Magnetic Flux Leakage) technology, which absolutely serves its purpose for pipelines with varying pipeline pressures, thin walled lines, and fluctuating diameters. However, ART Scan is a great option for operators who are seeking a solution that can detect corrosion through hard wax, can inspect in gas lines with high pressures and heavy walls, and can provide a more accurate depth measurement of corrosion and metal loss.

 Despite ART Scan being a good fit for many assets, we at Halfwave understand that no two pipelines are the same and each pipeline should be uniquely assessed. Given my history and dedication to the inline inspection industry, consulting with operators on the best solution for their particular asset – regardless of what that solution may be – is always my number one priority.

 If your pipelines are in the European/Asia region and you'd like to learn if ART Scan technology may be the right fit for your line, feel free to email me at Mark.Brown@Halfwave.com