- Pipeline Management
- Inspection Services
Identifying the actual condition of metallic pipelines through inspection is the only reliable method of making rehabilitation decisions. Traditional methods, such as test pitting and desktop studies, rely on external factors to determine the condition of a metallic pipe. While these tools are useful when combined with condition assessment, they can lead to the unnecessary replacement of pipe with remaining useful life if used alone.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that 70–90 percent of replaced pipe has remaining useful life. The primary reason that pipes are replaced is due to age or failure history. Neither factor is representative of the condition of an entire pipeline. By assessing the condition of pipes first through the use of advanced technologies, utilities can use actionable data to make rehabilitation decisions. This approach helps ensure the responsible use of capital budget and can safely extend the life of pipeline assets for only a fraction of the replacement cost.
Pure’s technology solutions provide the most relevant and complete pipeline condition data for metallic pipeline.Accurate pipe wall assessment tools can yield true pipeline condition data. Determining the actual structural integrity of the pipe wall itself – versus using only statistical indicators such as age, history and soil sampling – allows utility owners to adopt a proactive management approach for their critical pipeline infrastructure.
In addition to our toolbox of technologies, we frequently recommend the use of other complementary technologies including:
Pure has developed a suite of assessment tools for metallic pipeline management that offer different resolutions. By identifying the risk associated with a specific pipeline, asset managers can defensibly select the appropriate resolution to acquire actionable data. To learn more about Pure’s different metallic pipe solutions and projects, explore the links below.
PureEM Electromagnetic Inspection
Built on Pure’s proven electromagnetic technology, PureEM for metallic pipelines can identify defects on metallic pipe. The technology is delivered using Pure’s proven suite of platforms; PipeDiver®, PureRobotics™, and manned inspection tools.LEARN MORE
Inline Leak Detection
Proactive leak detection on water, wastewater, and oil and gas pipelines is an important part of any infrastructure management program. It allows operators to obtain a baseline condition of their assets, as many leaks often lead to pipe failure.LEARN MORE
Magnetic Flux Leakage
Magnetic flux leakage (MFL) is a nondestructive method of testing that is used to detect corrosion, pitting and wall loss.LEARN MORE