Several years ago, a refinery experienced a failure of its sphere legs resulting in catastrophic failure. Russell was approached by Acuren Inc., who have the NDT contract for Imperial Oil's Strathcona Refinery.
Colorado is reviewing its requirements for flowline inspection after two workers were killed when a flow line ruptured.
A lot of minds have been put to work to try and solve this problem, and engineering technologies have been developed to protect metal pipelines from deterioration: external urethane coatings, epoxy coatings and cathodic protection are just a few tools in the arsenal of the pipeline industry to preserve their assets.
Russell NDE will be partnering with Acuren and Imperial/Esso to conduct an inspection of the legs of their gas storage spheres in Edmonton. We will be using our bracelet probe and a customized Inuktun crawler to complete this project.
Russell NDE was hard at work in June conducting a special NDE project in Colson Cove, NB. We were hired to inspect boiler tubes in a power generation station. We used our Ferroscope and E-PIT probe to conduct the inspection for New Brunswick Power.