Transneft Diascan has commissioned a new 36-MSK.10-00.000 combined magnetic flaw detector with a speed controller which allows inline inspection of trunk pipelines and oil and gas pipelines with an outer diameter of 36 in. API and 38 in. API.
The new inspection tool will allow the Russian company to expand its diagnostic capabilities for the oil and gas sector.
The combined magnetic inspection tool detects pipe defects located at arbitrary angles relative to the longitudinal axis of the pipeline. The inline inspection tool can move in both a fluid flow and a gas flow. The speed control feature included in the design of the tool enables it to use the flaw detector in gas pipelines. It maintains the speed of the inspection tool in the working range (up to 4 m/s).
The inspection tool includes a battery section and three magnetic sections: one of them has longitudinal magnetisation, and two others have circumferential magnetisation. The tool can also be operated in either MFL or TFI mode.
This 36 in. diameter device has expanded the range of combined magnetic flaw detectors with a speed controller that can be used in explosive environments. In 2019, Transneft Diascan commissioned a similar tool to inspect pipelines with 32 in. and 34 in. outer diameters API.
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