The severity of external corrosion, degradation and remaining integrity is evaluated using 3D Laser Scanning and Manual Pit Gauging inspection methods
AUT Gen 1.5 (G2)
- Sectoral and linear scanning
- Automatic calibration
- Automatic Defect Sizing
- Accept or reject based on Engineering Critical Assessment (ECA)
- Soft gain (post GG adjust)
- Searchable weld database
Automated Ultrasonic Testing Systems (G2)
Two proven Automated Ultrasonic Testing (AUT) systems for complete inspection of pipeline girth welds
Shaw Pipeline Services (SPS) and Automated Ultrasonic Testing (AUT) have become synonymous after more than 35 years and over five million welds. AUT technology has advanced to high resolution, featuring focused transducers as well as phased array methodology.
SPS continues to work closely with industry leaders to develop inspection techniques that exceed industry standards as well as continuing to develop the engineering critical assessment approach to weld evaluation and defect sizing. SPS uses an innovative adaptation of ultrasonic testing fundamentals and ultrasonic transducers that result in real-time interpretation and immediate feedback to the welding process. This feedback allows the welding process to be improved which results in greater pipeline weld integrity.
Utilizing the latest in phased array technology combined with focused pulse-echo techniques and Time of Flight Diffraction (ToFD) to provide the most flexible inspection solution available today. This combination of advanced instrumentation and software is central to Shaw Pipeline Services' Total Weld Inspection philosophy, which results in the highest accuracy, resolution and repeatability in the industry. Software control of waveforms and angles allow for quick change-overs for projects with multiple wall thicknesses or weld bevel designs.