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Safely assessing subsea pipe integrity

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World Pipelines,

A collaboration project, which will bring DiscoveryTM technology, the inspection capabilities of Tracerco and the integrity management knowledge of GATE, Inc. together, has begun.

Discovery technology has high quality technical capabilities and a unique level of data acquisition. Using Discovery for inspections means that operators can safely assess pipe integrity from the outside, without removing coatings. It can conduct a detailed assessment of pipe and coating conditions and has been valuable for measuring the integrity of the pipe in pipe wall conditions and insulation.

Vice President of Engineering at GATE, Karthik Annadorai, commented: “GATE has had […] experience of working with Tracerco, during the first Discovery project in the Gulf of Mexico and riser inspection campaigns on behalf of a number of our clients. Recognising the power of the technology and the benefit of providing inspection campaign planning, engineering and condition assessment support as part of a streamlined delivery solution, it was an obvious step for us to collaborate with Johnson Matthey to better meet the needs of the offshore industry.”

Kim Thye Lee, Subsea Market Manager for Johnson Matthey, commented: “We are delighted to collaborate with GATE in supporting clients to achieve their IRM goals. Its track record, coupled with the fact that they are familiar with the Discovery technology, means that the collaboration delivers a seamless service to clients.”

GATE will focus on the planning, management and delivery of a comprehensive integrity campaign scope of work and supporting clients in developing life of field assessments, risk management programmes and integrity management plans resulting from the Discovery technology findings.

Adapted from press release byAnna Nicklin

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