Dent and Gouge Assessment With MDS™ Platform
TDW Offering: Pipeline Integrity
Assessment Type: Dent and Gouge Assessment
Technology: MDS™ Platform
Project Location: North America
Dealing with Dents and Gouges
By performing an in-line inspection (ILI) with the MDS™ platform and proprietary assessment methodology, we can detect, identify and size dent and gouge combinations, thereby discriminating between higher-risk and less onerous defects. The result is a severity ranking that enables an optimized repair process.
Pipeline Operator's Challenge
A customer recently deployed our MDS™ platform to complete a routine in-line inspection on a pipe segment containing a high-consequence area near a residential neighborhood and a waterway.
The MDS Tool utilized multiple ILI technologies to detect and classify an axially oriented dent with interacting metal loss that posed an increased risk to pipeline integrity.
The operator was able to identify the elevated threat of this dent with a gouge anomaly from the report. This allowed them to prioritize this dig, mitigating the risk to the environment.
Customer Quote: “I’m thankful that you guys identified and reported this to us. Definitely a win for the MDS tool and your analysis team!”