Industry-Leading Pipeline Inspection Tools from Russell NDE
Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Industry-Leading Pipeline Inspection Tools from Russell NDE

Internal inspection is a vital tool for ensuring the health, integrity, and longevity of any pipeline. Regular inspection of your lines can uncover premature degradation and damage, including cracks, corrosion, denting, gouges and more. Accurate, reliable ILI Tools can help operations proactively manage their pipelines and prevent leaks, failures, and safety hazards before they occur.

Over the last four decades, Russell NDE Systems has established itself as a worldwide leader in non-destructive testing. Today, we proudly support our valued customers with a complete range of innovative NDT products and pipeline inspection services. Read on to learn more about our innovative pipeline inspection products, including our Electro-Magnetic, CCTV and Laser Profiling technology, below.

Redefining Standards for Pipeline Inspection

Russell NDE is well known for its ability to inspect LINED pipelines in the oil and gas industry with our electro-magnetic ILIU Tools. Large operatrs such as Shell and Imperial Oil reply on Russell to detect degradation of the pipe through the liner. Liners can be HDPE, Cement mortar or epoxy. Russell's non-contact ILI Tools can inspect them all without damaging the liner.

CCTV (Closed-circuit television) and laser profilometry inspections have become the industry standard for interior pipeline examination. Although there are plenty of products on the market today, not all of them are created equal. In today's competitive oil and gas industry, access to superior testing equipment can give operations a competitive advantage through in-depth information on pipe conditions. The right information can help operations of all sizes and scopes proactively manage their maintenance routines and replacement cycles, saving both time and money in the process.

Russell NDE offers a comprehensive range of CCTV products and services suitable for pipeline systems of all sizes and scope. Our IBAK crawlers are equipped with both 8K cameras and laser imaging, and are ideal for inspecting pipes between 4" and 78" in diameter. For smaller pipes, our IBAK Mini Lite push-rod camera provides exceptional quality that enables rapid detection of blockages, cracked pipes, pulled joints and stuck valves. The crawlers record continuous video and data while travelling through the line, with zoom capabilities to capture fine details and problem areas. The attached laser profiler allows for the precision mapping of the I.D. of the line and imaging of both pipeline features and damage (see photos).

Russell NDE IBAK crawlers are suitable for a complete range of pipeline applications, including:

  • Detection and measurement of internal corrosion pits.
  • Precise locating of leaks.
  • Mapping of valves, T-junctions, elbows, and other fluid system components.
  • Providing complete visual and data for inner pipe condition, including debris and tubercles.
  • Identifying blockages and other flow restrictions.
  • Assessing liner wear patterns and degradation.

Comprehensive NDT Tools and Services with Russell NDE

In addition to CCTV and laser pipeline inspection tools, Russell NDE proudly manufactures and distributes a complete range of NDT instruments for demanding industrial applications, including:

  • Vertiscan Robots for boiler water wall tube inspection
  • Ultrasonic Thickness Gauges
  • Ultrasonic Flaw Detectors
  • Phased Array Instruments
  • Carburization Detection Probes
  • Remote field and Eddy-Current Instruments and probes
  • And More!

No matter what your system requires, Russell NDE's expansive product inventory and service capabilities are ready to provide your operation with industry-leading insight and performance.

Looking for Pipeline Inspection Tools

Contact us today to learn about our complete range of NDT products and services.


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