In-Line Inspection of Challenging Pipelines Validated with Flow Loop Simulations
October 28, 2014 (SEATTLE)
”" Quest Integrity Group, a global leader in the development and delivery of
advanced inspection and engineering assessment services, announces flow loop
simulation capabilities, including client-specific pipeline configurations, to
validate its InVista™ ultrasonic
in-line inspection (ILI) technology in demanding environments.
Quest Integrity conducts flow test loop demonstrations in
various locations worldwide and can custom build flow loops for clients to include
their real-world ILI challenges such as heavy wall piping, dual-diameters, reduced
port valves, 1D bends, risers, unbarred tees and wyes. By simulating multiple ILI
obstacles in a test environment, the company effectively demonstrates the
navigational proficiency of the InVista tool, and pipeline operators gain
first-hand knowledge of the tool’s capabilities for their pipelines.
The company recently constructed a 6-inch custom flow loop
for a large, international oil and gas client in Houston, Texas. The client needs
integrity management data for a high-profile, heavy wall sour gas pipeline asset
in the United States, but wanted to avoid failed run or stuck tool situations. Quest
Integrity’s flow loop simulations included running the tool at varying speeds
and bi-directionally to validate data collection and operational capabilities. InVista successfully overcame the operational trials
presented and collected accurate data for both known and unknown defects in the
"As an added value to our clients, we build flow test loops
to their specifications to simulate an in-service challenging ILI run in a test
environment,”Â said Stefan Papenfuss, Vice President - Pipeline Resources, at
Quest Integrity. "This provides our clients with procedural information and project
confidence while demonstrating the many benefits of the InVista technology for
their critical pipeline assets ”" without the potential risks associated with
testing an in-service pipeline.”Â
Quest Integrity Group, a Team Industrial Services company
(NYSE: TISI), is a global leader in the development and delivery of asset
integrity and reliability management services and solutions for its clients.
Solutions consist of technology-enabled, advanced inspection and engineering
assessment services and products that help companies in the refining and
chemical, pipeline, syngas and power industries reduce operational and safety risks,
improve operational planning and increase profitability. Quest Integrity Group
is headquartered in Seattle with offices in Houston, Denver, Canada, Mexico, Australia,
New Zealand, Malaysia, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Germany and The Netherlands.
For more information, visit www.QuestIntegrity.com/InVista.