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New inspection system from Eddyfi Technologies detects corrosion in pipelines

Credit: Eddyfi Technologies
Credit: Eddyfi Technologies
Eddyfi Technologies has recently launched an improved Magnetic Flux Leakage (MFL) inspection system, which builds on a decade of field experience with the company’s Silverwing Pipescan to elevate the technology to a new level for rapid screening of corrosion in ferrous pipes and surfaces.

The new Pipescan HD™ solution offers high resolution, combined with encoded scanning and intuitive C-Scan imaging for optimal speed, reliability and confidence. The rugged, digital solution offers full data recording and reporting capabilities.

It is available in three different adjustable configurations to cover diameters from 48mm to flat surfaces. Each configuration has been optimised for the detection of small, isolated pitting and general corrosion in coated and uncoated carbon steel pipework.

The encoded data allows for rapid mapping of the surfaces (up to 1 m/s) and easy identification of areas of interest. Users benefit from control buttons built in the scanning tool, as well as the ability to easily generate stitched data sets.

“Once again, Eddyfi Technologies is elevating a proven technology to the modern age so that asset owners and inspection teams can obtain rapid, reliable and verifiable data,” commented Anne-Marie Allard and Matthew Boat, product managers. “Confidence is key in inspection campaigns and Pipescan HD more than delivers on that aspect.”

The solution can scan through non-conductive coating up to 6mm thick. Automatic highlight of areas of interest in the C-Scan using thresholds also simplifies the analysis process. The threshold is easily adjusted by moving up or down a threshold line on the target level. The inspector can also rapidly locate areas of interest thanks to the large info field boxes, giving the position and signal amplitude of the indication.

It can be used in combination with two non-destructive testing instruments: the Swift™ M, which is a simple and cost-effective portable system optimised for MFL inspections and the Reddy™ instrument, which offers both Eddy Current Array and MFL capabilities.
Credit: Eddyfi Technologies