Overview

Operator performed ILI screening for first time since pipeline had been constructed (7 years prior) and found a 3’ section of pipe which saw >25% wall loss at 6:00 position. Operator cut out pipe section and sent to lab for microbiology lab for evaluation. Welded in new pipe section and installed matPIM in the area which saw corrosion previously.

Application

Large area monitoring on greenfield piping

  • Operator installed 15 sensor mat at 6:00 position so they can evaluate the effectiveness of different mitigation tactics

Product Used

  • matPIMS Modbus configuration w/ 3×5 sensor strip
  • Operator installed canister to be able to access the area again, if they needed to install more sensors.

Outcome

Operator had access to data WITHOUT having to excavate or inspect more frequently while trying to find a way to mitigate corrosion