ADVANCED COATING ASSESSMENT

Innovative Approach to Detect and Classify Coating Defects

CHALLENGE

Underground pipeline coating inspections can be challenging, costly, and heavily reliant on soil conditions, operator expertise, and accessibility. Standard methods may prove inadequate in situations with extremely dry soil, lack of cathodic protection, difficult access, or complex areas like compressor stations with galvanic connections to other infrastructure.

SOLUTION

Current Magnetometry Inspection (CMI) revolutionizes coating defect detection with high-resolution capabilities and precise sizing. CMI offers seamless pipeline coating inspections using a 1 cm measurement grid, independent of ground conditions, and requiring no direct contact with the ground.

CMI provides accurate coating data irrespective of coating type, cathodic protection installation, or area accessibility. It not only locates coating defects but also effectively classifies them. Our Coating Assessment service is perfect for clients with limited or no information about their pipeline's coating condition, offering valuable insights to maintain their infrastructure.

KEY POINTS

  • Mitigate external corrosion risks
  • Conduct seamless GPS-based pipeline coating inspections
  • Independence from ground conditions
  • Distinguish between metal loss and coating failure

 

Discover how our Advanced Coating Assessment services can support your pipeline management and maintenance needs. Contact us today to learn more about our innovative solutions and to schedule a consultation with our team of experts. For more information about this service, click on the link.

PE coating holiday detected with CMI

Bitumen coating holiday detected with CMI

Coating failure detected with CMI

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS FOR COATING ASSESSMENT

RELATIVE SIZING OF COATING DEFECTS
Possible

CATHODIC PROTECTION INSTALLED
Doesn’t matter

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

Inspection distance
Not limited

Smallest detectable fault
1 cm²

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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.