Tracerco has been awarded a deep-water subsea inspection project to assess the integrity of a new pipeline in the Gulf of Mexico.
The operator will deploy Discovery, Tracerco’s Subsea CT Scanner, to obtain critical baseline integrity data on the new pipeline system.
Multiple inspection locations will be identified by the operator along the pipe via the use of corrosion modelling.
The scanner will then be deployed to scan each pre-defined inspection area to obtain critical baseline data and identify and characterise any potential metal loss anomalies, defects or general wall loss.
By obtaining this accurate data the operator will able to ensure the condition of their pipeline system meets all safety and regulatory requirements.
After the initial inspection campaign, Discovery will be deployed annually to reinspect the new pipeline system to measure corrosion growth rates and identify any potential integrity concerns.
Discovery, was deemed the most suitable technological solution for the inspection campaign, as it can provide real time data on a variety of integrity issues including pipeline corrosion, pitting and wall thinning, without interrupting production.
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