Inuktun Sighting #49: Subsea 7 and PSO take the Long View

Inuktun Sighting #49: Subsea 7 and PSO take the Long View

SPOTTED: The Versatrax 150™ inline crawler inspecting 1500 metre pipeline sections for a total distance of 3600 metres of 12 inch diameter pipe. The remote visual inspection, performed by PSO, was requested by Subsea 7 to document the condition of welds in the pipeline located at the North Sea Spoolbase in Vigra, Norway. According to PSO’s Product Manager Inspection & Subsea, Bård Arve Valstad, mobilization was less than one day and the client was very impressed that the job went according to a competitive time and cost schedule.

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Inuktun Sighting #26: Current Technology, Current Customer, Current Affairs

Inuktun Sighting #26: Current Technology, Current Customer, Current Affairs

The most recent sighting of Inuktun’s multi-mission, modular (IM3) technology comes from customer TSC Inspection Systems’ website. TSC provides non-destructive testing services built on their patented Alternating Current Field Measurement (ACFM) technology. ACFM is an electromagnetic technique used for detection and measurement of surface breaking cracks. This technology is advantageous to the industry because it works through several millimetres of coatings. Without the need to remove protected coatings from assets, downtime is minimized for critical operations.  As a result, ACFM technology is quickly becoming a preferred inspection method.

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