THE Applus+ SOLUTION
Applus+’s Pipeline Integrity Assurance (PIA) services offer the on-site evaluation of pipeline anomalies in support of direct-assessment (DA) programmes, in-line inspection (ILI) validation programmes and class-change programmes undertaken by pipeline owners and operators. They involve specially developed inspection techniques, technologies and technician training which are designed specifically for thin-wall pipeline applications.
The Pipeline inspection services at Applus+ offer on-site evaluation of anomalies to support direct-assessment (DA) programmes, ILI pipeline inspection (in-line) validation programmes, and class-change programmes undertaken by pipeline owners and operators. These involve specially developed pipeline inspection techniques, technologies and technical training for thin-wall pipeline applications.
Pipeline Integrity Assessments must be delivered with an assurance of competency, with the prerequisite NDE certification awarded from the different regulatory entities. Applus+ ensures its competency when delivering pipeline integrity assessments through a progressive and standardised training and certification programme. Similar to the ASNT-TC-1A certification programme, the Applus+ programme is monitored to ensure a combination of in-depth theoretical training and field experience as pipeline NDT technicians, followed by a rigorous written and practical examination.
As a leading pipeline inspection company, Applus+ has extensive resources to carry pipeline integrity assessments to meet our clients’ project needs, including code interpretation and compliance, inspection-data management or critical-feature assessment.
Applus+ uses advanced NDT techniques and equipment in its pipeline inspection services, including:
- Applus+ InSite – a field-reporting and data-management system
- Engineering review and assessment capabilities
- NDT3D IWEX – for inspecting seam and pipe-body anomalies
- 3D laser mapping – for external corrosion and ILI tool-data pattern matching
- Material characterisation and verification testing expertise
- DTI Trekscan – for difficult-to-inspect pipelines