Whether you’re in the oil & gas, petroleum, natural gas, or related industries, there’s no denying that pipelines play a major role in ensuring the safe delivery of your products and efficient overall operations. Transporting millions of liters of hazardous and flammable liquids and gas will eventually take a toll on even the sturdiest of pipelines, making inspection, as well as regular maintenance, vital for safety and productivity.
If you’ve been following the news lately, you’ve likely heard the terms “Ground Penetrating Radar” or “GPR”, used quite frequently with reference to their use in uncovering the graves of Indigenous children at the sites of residential schools across Canada. As an incredibly valuable, non-destructive method of investigation, GPR provides multiple benefits to any job site and helps to ensure that your operation is as safe and efficient as possible. As an industry leader in the NDT field, Russell NDE is proud to utilize leading technology like GPR to provide our customers with exceptional information that they can count on. Below, we’ll take a closer look at a few of the benefits of ground-penetrating radar, as well as partnering with Russell NDE. Read on to learn more!
CUI and Touch-Point corrosion account for 60% of Refinery piping failures
Do you know the dangers of CUI and touchpoint corrosion? Each year, undetected corrosion leads to millions of dollars worth of damage and is directly tied to approximately 60% of pipe leaks in refineries. Simply put, if you’re not on the lookout for corrosion, it’s only a matter of time until you find yourself facing some significant problems. As one of the world leaders in NDT inspection, Russell NDE offers safe and reliable NDT resources for CUI and touch point corrosion, making it easy to stay on top of damage before disaster strikes. Learn some of the basics of dealing with CUI and touch point corrosion below!
Remote visual inspections through the use of CCTV, Laser and LiDAR.
Does your team have a plan in place to prevent and mitigate pipeline damage before it results in catastrophic failures? Non-destructive testing is one of the best ways to conduct preventative analysis of pipelines and avoid disaster long before it ever has the chance to strike. As one of North America’s most trusted providers of NDT tools and inspection, including CCTV evaluations, Russell NDE Systems is proud to partner with clients from all across the continent and beyond to provide superior results and data quality that you can count on. Learn more about the benefits of CCTV inspection, as well as our available add-on technologies below!
Best practices for the management of buried assets
Spring has sprung, and as temperatures rapidly fluctuate, water mains across North America are at increased risk for leaks, cracks, and sudden failures. Frost coming out of the ground and increased moisture in the soil presents a double threat to mainlines that may be moved around by the melting and have their outer coating against corrosion compromised. If left undetected soil-side corrosion puts cities at risk of leaks and catastrophic failure. As one of North America’s leading providers of water line inspection, PICA Corp has compiled a shortlist of what to stay on the look out for when it comes to spotting the early signs of pipe failure. Read on to learn more!