Multiple Dataset Platform

Multiple Dataset

Inline inspection (ILI) technologies can help owners and operators of pressurized pipeline systems identify the greatest integrity threats – and focus their budgets on mitigating the most urgent and critical anomalies.

Although individual ILI technologies offer valuable specific assessment capabilities, by combining them on a single inspection device, the Multiple Dataset (MDS) platform provides unmatched comprehensive threat assessment.

Because the MDS platform combines SpirALL® MFL (SMFL) technology with deformation (DEF) technology, magnetic flux leakage (MFL), residual (RES) or low field MFL (LFM), and XYZ mapping (XYZ) in various configurations, it provides critical information in a single tool run. That helps you lower operational risks and costs and eliminate unnecessary excavations. And because all pipeline features and anomalies are captured by a single tool then synchronized and analyzed in a single software, error risk is reduced, and you’ll be better able to prioritize repair and replacement. Download the infographic: Four Steps to Battling Pipeline Integrity Threats.

Best used for: comprehensive threat assessment, longitudinal seam weld assessment, mechanical damage, pipe joint classification

Key features:

  • Correlation of all datasets provides accurate anomaly characterization when inspecting long seams and pipe wall.
  • Tri-field magnetics (axial, spiral, and residual or low field) identifies threats not detected by axial MFL alone.
  • Offers precise detection and sizing of:
    • Channeling corrosion
    • Gouging
    • Mill-related features
    • Hook cracks
    • Lack of fusion
    • Selective seam weld corrosion
    • Axially extended metal loss
    • Hard spots, including those with crack-like defects
    • Mechanical damage
    • Provides pipe joint classification: groups pipe joints by their corresponding fingerprints, and provides discrepancy analysis to support verification of material documentation. 

FAQs:

  • What tool configurations are possible on the MDS Platform?
    • DEF+MFL+LFM: Dents, wrinkles, ovalities, dent strain, corrosion, hard spots, dents with re-rounding/cycling, dents with metal loss, dents with re-rounding/cycling and metal loss.
    • DEF+MFL+LFM+XYZ: Dents, wrinkles, ovalities, dent strain, corrosion, hard spots, dents with re-rounding/cycling, dents with metal loss, dents with re-rounding/cycling and metal loss, coordinates for everything reported, bending strain.
    • DEF+SMFL+MFL+LFM: Dents, wrinkles, ovalities, dent strain, corrosion, selective seam weld corrosion, hard spots, hard spots with crack-like defects, dents with re-rounding/cycling, dents with metal loss, dents with re-rounding/cycling and metal loss, axial planar defects, dents with re-rounding/cycling and axial planar defects, Pipe Joint Classification.
    • DEF+SMFL+MFL+LFM+XYZ: Dents, wrinkles, ovalities, dent strain, corrosion, selective seam weld corrosion, hard spots, hard spots with crack-like defects, dents with re-rounding/cycling, dents with metal loss, dents with re-rounding/cycling and metal loss, axial planar defects, dents with re-rounding/cycling and axial planar defects, Pipe Joint Classification, coordinates for all reported anomalies, bending strain.