The PIP360–24 and FLEX systems are designed to measure the wall thickness of hydro-transport, slurry and tailings pipelines. These provide the necessary data to help plan maintenance, trend wear rates over time and help determine how far to rotate pipelines.
Hydro-transport lines start to wear out from the moment they are commissioned. Slurry and tailings have various degrees of coarseness, sharpness, particle size and solids content. In addition to these properties, other operating factors such as velocity, can vary the lifetime of pipelines.
Non Destructive Testing (NDT) is often used to help determine how much a pipeline has worn. A variety of NDT methods – both manual and automatic - are available to operators to help determine the condition of the pipelines and help schedule maintenance intervention. To get the “complete” picture, operators need to use a combination of testing systems. PIP360 provides a key component of this “picture”.