Precisely measures individual, not average, internal and external corrosion by external inspection.
Smart-CATTM utilizes a high resolution, non-destructive, non-intrusive technology that identifies and sizes pipe wall corrosion defects. The assessment process includes the precise measurement of remaining wall thickness, predicting the likelihood of failure, current condition and remaining life of the pipe. Plus for uninspected regions, predictions can be made using statistical or structural analysis techniques of the current, and future growth, of defects and failure models.
The patented SmartCATTM tool is a highly specialised technology used to specifically identify and size individual defects, providing detailed information on the integrity by using Magnetic Flux Leakage (MFL).
MFL is a high resolution technology in a form of electromagnetic testing used on ferrous pipes that detects defects by sensing the change in magnetic flux through the pipe wall. The SmartCAT uses high flux leakage based on the Intelligent Pig Technology to obtain comprehensive defect data. Unlike other technologies, the SmartCATTM inspects the external pipe wall while a pipeline is fully operational and identifies, accurately locates and sizes internal and external individual corrosion defects.
The SmartCATTM inspection process is very fast and accurate and includes coating inspection, general wall thickness inspection using ultrasonics, detailed external and internal corrosion defect inspections using MFL, combined on site and laboratory soil analysis.