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In-line Inspection Services

LIN SCAN owns a large fleet of inspection tools developed based on the following technologies:

Magnetic Flux Leakage (MFL) – used for detection and sizing of general corrosion and other metal loss anomalies especially circumferentially oriented. MFL tools have limited capability of detection and sizing of girth weld anomalies.

Transverse Field Inspection (TFI) Technology – used for detection and sizing of general corrosion and other metal loss anomalies, primarily axially oriented such as tunnel corrosion, longitudinal weld anomalies. TFI tools have limited capability of detection and sizing of crack-like anomalies.

Ultrasound (UT) Technology – used for detection and sizing of general and other metal loss anomalies with the highest depth sizing accuracy available industry. UT tools are capable of detecting the mid-wall features such as laminations.

Ultrasonic Crack Detection Technology – used for detection and sizing of cracks and colonies of cracks

Caliper (Geometry) Technology – used for detection and sizing of any deviation of the ideal circular shape of a pipeline (dents, ovalities, wrinkles etc.)

These technologies can be used in various combinations on “Combo Tools” using more than one measurement system.

In-line Inspection Services

Pipelines are statically the safest means of transport for moving large quantities of gas and liquids over long distances. The natural deterioration curve is flat, and pipelines serve for many years.

However; when the pipe wall is locally damaged or/and corrosion sets in; the deterioration accelerates to a fast-declining curve, threatening the pipeline integrity.

This is where LIN SCAN comes in, with In-Line Inspection Services to:

  • locate, identify and size these threats
  • support your integrity management requirements

We are happy to announce that LIN SCAN has been acquired by PIPECARE Group AG.