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ADVANCED 3D MAPPING

EMPIT offers a contactless magnetic survey that enables the precise mapping of the pipeline's geometry from the earth's surface. Many pipelines around the world cannot be inspected with inline tools because of various challenging features (eg: tight bends or multi-diameters). Many of these pipelines are located in high-impact areas – and operators face a significant challenge: What does it need to make their pipelines piggable? Our customers use Advanced 3D Mapping to avoid service disruptions, minimize replacement costs, and to receive pipeline drawings when none are available from construction.

  • Mapping of joint and bend geometry (length, radius, angle)
  • Piggability study - is the pipeline piggable?
  • Pig hurdle study - where would an ILI tool get stuck?
  • Detection of ground and pipeline movement
  • Pipelines that suffer from mining or are laid in swampy regions

Replacement of unpiggable culvert

CMI System for mapping pipeline geometry

Line piggablilty given through CMI

1D bend detected with CMI | 1 D bend verfied

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS FOR GEOMETRY AND MAPPING

FOR A PIPELINE DEPTH (AXIS) < 2M

MAX. ERROR XYZ MAPPING
< 20 mm

BEND DETECTION
max. 20 D radius

MAX. ERROR HORIZONTAL BEND DIAGNOSIS (RADIUS)
0.5 D

MAX. ERROR HORIZONTAL BEND DIAGNOSIS (ANGLE)
0.1 °

MAX. ERROR VERTICAL BEND DIAGNOSIS (RADIUS)
1.0 D

MAX. ERROR VERTICAL BEND DIAGNOSIS (ANGLE)
0.1 °

DETECTION OF ILLEGAL TAPS
Possible

WALL THICKNESS | DIAMETER | MEDIUM | GRADE OF STEEL | PRESSURE | OUT OF SERVICE
No limitations

Inspection distance
Not limited

It’s for a reason that we are amongst Germany’s Top 100 innovators. Because our mission is to overcome these inspection challenges and, together with our clients, continuously improve the safety and reliability of all pipelines.