Britannia Oil’s comprehensive range of pipeline inspections is offered on a one-off troubleshooting basis or as part of wider project management services.
We provide pipeline inspection techniques that detect faults with pinpoint accuracy, giving our clients the chance to achieve optimum performance through subsequent maintenance.
We offer internal and external inspection solutions for small and large diameter pipes, allowing customers to identify all possible defects.
Pipeline Inspection solutions, capabilities and services include:
On-site visits, technical questionnaire (design parameters, operating parameters, pipeline history, etc.)
Data gathering and review of collected data.
Assessment of the pipeline system and suitability for in-line inspection or other inspection methods.
Recommendations to customer.
Pipelines – no matter what they transport – must have clean inner surface and be in good operating condition to work efficiently and cost effectively.
A clean pipeline is a precondition to work efficiently for high quality in-line inspection results.
We use the most effective and efficient pipeline cleaning tools to perform cleaning services.
The combination of these tools with the skills and experience of our field personnel allows us to provide our customers with the best possible advice and service.
Each cleaning tool is designed to achieve optimal cleaning results in all possible circumstances and pipeline conditions.
All tools remove any kind of heavy debris, black powder, paraffin or scale deposits.
We apply a complete range of methods for high resolution and quality defect identification (highly accurate pipe geometry, location and leak detection tools, etc).
Checking pipeline construction quality by the use of Electronic Geometry Tools.
Locating undetected third-party damage.
Confirming free passage for any other tool.
Identifying the three-dimensional geographical pipeline coordinates.
The inner geometry of the pipeline is monitored simultaneously.
We use the most sensitive metal loss inspection tools available.
Tools are based on Magnetic Flux Leakage (MFL) technology, designed to detect and accurately size pipe wall irregularities.
We use Transverse Flux Technology which induces the magnetic field in transverse direction in order to detect narrow longitudinal defects.
We can combine the two methods, Corrosion Detection and Axial Flow Detection in order to detect and measure all possible pipeline features. Tools size can cover from 3” to more than 56” for crack detection and Axial Flow Detection.
Detection of pipeline deterioration by stress corrosion cracking (SCC).
We use ultrasonic inspection tools based on Electro Magnetic Acoustic Transducer technology which is especially designed for gas pipelines inspection.
Characteristic features for the crack detection tool are:
We use combined In-Line Inspection technology in order to allow our customers to perform multiple inspections in one run (e.g. Corrosion Detection Tool can be combined with the Extended Geometry Tool (includes XYZ Mapping) or the Ultrasonic Corrosion Detection Tool to perform multiple inspections in one run).
Use of high quality camera with it’s own lighting support into a robust pipeline cleaning tool.
Clear visualisation of the inside of pipelines.
The optical inspection can investigate the pipeline for:
Use of Leak Detection Pigs (equipped with on board electronics to record flow rate and direction).
Customised solutions for Hydrostatic Testing and Commissioning.
All our equipment is accompanied by the appropriate calibration certificates and operational instructions.
The inspection activities provide a clear picture of the pipeline condition. Our data services consist in using the best and appropriate tools and capabilities for comprehensive viewing, analysis and interpretation of the inspection results.
Use of comprehensive and interactive client software that summarises the inspection survey of a pipeline.
Our Pipeline data management system provides easy data integration, viewing, reporting and analysis capabilities.
The pipeline data management software consists of three main components which are:
Reporting Module Maps Module 3D Pipe Module
An extra set of supporting tools such as Line Manager, Back up Manager and Security is also provided.