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Company History

LIN SCAN was founded (and is still solely owned) by Dr. Khalid El Chami in the late nineties and remaining the only Middle East based in-line inspection company until now.

The founder believed that the Middle East market required a locally based company to provide these hi-tech services and to support development scientific and engineering potential of the region which traditionally was considered rather purely trading than R&D-oriented society.

Being the energy heart of the world covered with high density pipelines network the market was screaming for a reliable inspection services provider with local production and operation base to respond to growing market requirements quickly.
Initially LIN SCAN started with developing and using Hi-Res MFL technology used for metal loss inspection to serve basic industry requirements. The market was limited to the GCC region.

However, within next several years the company doubled in size and extended it s activities to Indian subcontinent and Africa and later to Far East.

By that time; LIN SCAN was handling a number of projects simultaneously and thus the company re-formed from the pioneer type organization into a corporation. The changes affected all aspects and structure of the company that finally became an international services provider.

Along with company growth more services and technologies were introduced by LIN SCAN to the market. In-Line Inspection services then included not only corrosion surveys, but also crack detection, geometry inspection and pipeline mapping using MFL, TFI (Transverse Field Inspection) and ultrasound technologies. It is worth stating that LIN SCAN remained an original developer and owner of its technology and has never depended on any parent or technical partnering organization since the moment of its establishment.

Recently LIN SCAN introduced a range of non-inspection services to support inspection activities such as chemical cleaning of pipelines, quick pipeline repair, supply of pigging equipment and black powder removal solutions.

By know LIN SCAN has entered the markets of more than 30 countries covering Meddle East, Africa, Far East. Operating hubs were established and went live in Europe.

LIN SCAN has also developed an “in-house pigging support services division” for pipelines with pigging challenges. Examples are (in random sequence):

LIN SCAN now is large size Inspection Company with more than 300 employees and network of subsidiaries and partners all over the world.

With introduction of Pipeline Data Management System software products; LIN SCAN has become total pipeline service provider.

Our Services
LIN SCAN services include In-line Inspection using MFL, TFI, Caliper or Geometry & UT technologies. LIN SCAN also provides Integrity Management Support Services to Oil & Gas Industry. Other main activities include: supply of cleaning pigs, supply of traps (launchers & receivers), pipeline coating services etc.
Vision & Mission
LIN SCAN Vision & Mission

The LIN SCAN Vision & Mission aims at consistent improvement, innovation in the field of complete pipeline integrity solutions. read more

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