Transneft Diascan, a Russian supplier of technical inspection services for pipelines and tanks, has commissioned a software package developed by the company to automate the processes of planning, metering and analysis of testing facility equipment with natural and artificial defects.
The software package, called Poligon, secures automation of the following processes:
- Metering of defects and flange inserts.
- Metering of pipeline stand structure.
- Metering of spools with defects from functioning pipelines.
- Metering of passes of pipeline inspection gadgets (pigs).
The software also generates reporting documents on the performed works, and conducts statistical analysis on using defects in works at the testing facility.
The testing facility is used for performing passes of pipeline inspection tools through pipelines filled with operating fluid, a 25% glycerin solution. The stand’s structure allows passing PIGs under the conditions close to the conditions of diagnostic works at oil and petroleum products pipelines. The software will collect 12 000 defects at the test ground, including natural ones from functioning oil and petroleum products trunk pipelines.
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